[blindkid] Incorporating Mobility and Cane Travel at Home

Bernadette Jacobs bernienfb75 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 14:10:56 UTC 2015


Good morning everyone: Bernie here. I would like to begin this morning by sharing an experience back from my high school dating days.

I was just 17, a junior in high school. A friend of mine introduced me to a young man home she thought I might be interested in dating. It was arranged that we would meet at the lobby of the school after swim practice on a Friday night. We got in the car and drove to the mall. As I was getting out of the car, he said, really. You don't need to take that in with you, as he tapped my cane. I said nope. The Kinko's with me everywhere. He said you're really making me upset. I said Gee.  I see no reason to be upset. I do this all the time. My cane is an extension of me. That's just the way it is. He said goodbye. I said bye. I hopped the next bus back to school.

With the adoption of each child there was, not so mysteriously, a bright shiny brand-new white cane at the door when they arrived at our home for the first time from China and Thailand.
For the first two weeks, each child was encouraged to explore, to bang slide role that Cain and learn everything about it they were encouraged to learn what that King could and would not do.

David, in particular, gets highway upset if and when he is told he cannot take his cane. Or if he is told to leave it someplace. Just barely 2 weeks ago, Virginia was in the schools health center announcing to everyone"My cane is an extension of me!!! "Now, where do you think she would ever get that???

On that happy note, have a great day!

Warmly,

Bernie
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> On May 27, 2015, at 3:55 PM, Roanna Bacchus via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> Dear Parents,
> 
> I wanted to continue my series of posts about the Expanded Core Curriculum by discussing how you incorporate cane travel and other mobility concepts at home.  My parents have worked h^ard to incorporate cane trchlel and other important concepts that will contribute to my independenceat home and at school.  I take my cane to church on a regular basis.  I also take my cane on trips when we are traveling as a family.  How do you incorporate cane travel at home with your children? Look forward to reading your thoughts on this topic.
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