[nabs-l] learning independent living

Rania raniaismail04 at gmail.com
Tue May 26 20:24:44 UTC 2009


wow! Christina, that's offel! Maybe you should try looking in to bism too.
Rania,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christina Mitchell" <cnaylor073 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] learning independent living


>I never got a letter saying I was incapable, however I did go to a
> center where they would graduate you too fast.  What I mean is say if
> you still need additional help on cooking for instance, they would
> assume you're ready to graduate the program when you're not ready to
> graduate.  They told me that if I needed additional help, I could get
> an instructor to come to my house and show me things but I've recently
> had a problem with an A d l instructor whom I wish not to mention any
> names, and have wanted to go back to the centers but they say I'm too
> old and have graduated.  I feel they're just doing this to cut back on
> the number of students they get a year, throw out the old ones and
> welcome in the new ones.  I don't feel this is right.  If a student
> feels he or she needs additional help with A D L, they should be
> always welcome to come back.
>
> On 5/25/09, Ashley  Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Sara,
>> There are some bad centers out there.  These individuals must have
>> encountered that.
>> Most centers will meet the person where they're at.  The student will be
>> pushed but can learn at their pace.
>> Those centers sending out such nasty letters stating the individual is
>> incapable of learning are opening themselves to lawsuits.
>>
>> Ashley
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sarah J. Blake" <sarah at growingstrong.org>
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>> Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 1:28 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] learning independent living
>>
>>
>>> Now here is a question... If these centers are supposed to be  so great,
>>> why are they sending letters about how people are "incapable of 
>>> learning?"
>>>
>>> It seems to me this indicates that the centers need to do something
>>> different--or else acknowledge that everyone's "independence" is not the
>>> same thing! This is another reason why I have no interest in
>>> one-size-fits-all practices. Obviously it doesn't really fit all!
>>>
>>> Sarah J. Blake
>>> Personal email: sjblake at growingstrong.org
>>> http://www.growingstrong.org
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> Christina
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