[nabs-l] NFB Training Center Queary

Bill cassonw at gmail.com
Thu May 28 19:16:08 UTC 2009


If the state has agreed that he needs rehab services, they are required to
allow him to choose the rehab center he desires.  the councilor will know
this and will try to tell him he does not need the services when he tells
them this.

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Dezman Jackson
<jackson.dezman at gmail.com>wrote:

> Bernadetta,
>
> The Daytona center is definitely making changes to become more like NFB
> centers and I know that they have sent some of their staff to Louisiana for
> training.  For one thing, and I could be wrong, but I don't think the
> Daytona center has apartments that students live in while in training.  He
> could argue that the task of managing his own apartment rather than a dorm
> and preparing meals and what not would be a better fit for helping him to
> make the transition from college to independent living in the real world.
> Also, attending a center outside of Florida would limit the distractions he
> would have being in his home state where it would be easy to go home on the
> weekends  and so on and sink back into old habits.  I do know that the NFB
> of Florida president, Cathy Davis, is currently attending the Louisiana
> center as well.  Hope that helps.
>
> Dezman
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bernadetta" <bprac at hotlinemail.com>
> To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:52 AM
> Subject: [nabs-l] NFB Training Center Queary
>
>
>  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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