[nabs-l] NFB Training Center Queary

Peter Donahue pdonahue1 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 1 15:41:59 UTC 2009


/Good morning everyone,

    It can also be download form the NFB Web Site:
http://www.nfb.org

Peter Donahue
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From: "Carrie Gilmer" <carrie.gilmer at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] NFB Training Center Queary


Good Morning All,
When Jim's book first came out it was put out by the US gov, and they were
at no cost. Briefly, I knew it to be awesome and so I ordered a case. I have
a few still and would be happy to send to anyone who wants-make that the
first four inquiries. Write me privately about it.


Carrie Gilmer
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From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Jedi
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:39 PM
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] NFB Training Center Queary

Listers:

I would highly recommend reading FREEDOM FOR THE BLIND: THE SECRET IS
EMPOWERMENT by James H. Omvig any time you or someone you know wants to
justify attending an NFB or out-of-state training center. Jim explains
what sets our centers apart from the rest in a clear fashion that
anyone can understand, and he provides the language that rehab staff
use; this can only help in writing teh justification itself. He also
explaines what it is to adjust to blindness, the phases that we all go
through in some shape or form, and how a training center like ours can
help the process. Jim also addresses issues ranging from philosophy to
sleep shades, from apartment living to Structured Discovery, and from
consumer group participation to what comes after the training period
has finished. It's a great book. I used it to justify my trip to
Louisiana and succeeded with flying colors. Give it a go. What's the
worst that could happen? If nothing else, you've read a great book.

Respectfully,
Jedi
Original message:
> hi everyone:
> I very seldom post things to the list, so you all may not recognize me.
> My name is Bernadette and I am a current member of the NFB CT
> affiliate. I always read the list, but today I'm writing to get your
> feedback on a certain situation if I can.
> A friend of mine who resides in Florida and is currently a college
> student, would like to go to the Louisiana NFB Center. He is not a
> member himself, but believes that he could benefit greatly from the
> training there. However, his state agency wants to send him to an
> alternative center in Daytona, which is opperated by the agency itself.
> His rehab councelor told him that if he could give her at least one
> good enough reason to send him to Louisiana instead, she'd be happy to
> do it but she doesn't think he can. So I'm wondering what arguments he
> can use to change her mind. Also, how long is the waiting list   to get
> into the Louisiana center.
> Any advice would be welcome and much appreciated.
> Thank you
> Bernadette



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