[nabs-l] Help from anyone thaqt can assist me

Doug Oliver oliver.doug1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 02:37:31 UTC 2010


thing is she has stated that I can't be doing strictly school,  and that is 
my plan is to go back to school.  I'll ask her to give me some resources for 
counseling,  which might be helpful although another counselor paid for 
someone to be able to have counseling,  but I will have her look up some 
resources.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
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Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Help from anyone thaqt can assist me


> Doug,
> I'm confused because you haven't told us your plan.  You need a plan so 
> you can discuss your vocational goal with your counselor.  Further I'm 
> confused
> why you'd request your VR counselor's assistance
> in getting counseling for your emotional issues.
> If you're young you're still a dependent on your parent's income and their 
> insurance should cover counseling.
> If not you probably have Medicade and this also covers counseling 
> services. Its not your VR counselor's job to get this psychological 
> service although it would be helpful if she gave you some resources for 
> mental health services.
> I do hope you get those services though.
>
> What do you want to go to school for? What
> have they trained you on?
> Its reasonable for a VR counselor to do a program review if you are not 
> doing the agreed upon plan;
> you can change your mind of course, everyone does change career goals, but 
> you need to let VR know.  This VR goal will be in your individualized plan 
> for employment, IPE.
>
>
> Unless I'm missing something, I really don't see why its so bad you tell 
> VR you're going to school.  Tell them what you're going for.  You say 
> she'll want to cover the
> schooling.  If so, can't you just say you have financial resources to 
> cover schooling?  I don't think you are under any obligation to accept 
> financial help from VR, but you should tell them you're attending school.
>
> Do you have any college course work?
> Its a bad time to look for work now but I hope you made the decission to 
> attend school on several factors, not just that you are fed up looking for 
> work; many people are frustrated with the job hunt now.
>
> My counselor was glad she didn't have to cover my schooling.
> In fact in my state VA, VR will not cover private or religious schools, 
> nor will they cover you if your parent's income is above a certain amount.
>
> As long as you have a clear plan, your counselor is supposed to follow it 
> and support your VR goal.  Its not her job to pick it for you.  If she 
> does not follow your plan, take it to her supervisor.
>
> HTH,
> Ashley
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Doug Oliver" <oliver.doug1 at gmail.com>
> To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 9:19 PM
> Subject: [nabs-l] Help from anyone thaqt can assist me
>
>
>> Ok all. I have a slight issue here.
>> I have a counseler that is not wanting to work with me with my local 
>> blind agency.
>> I'm in the Dallas Texas area.
>> What's going on is I called her the other day to ask for her assistance 
>> with counseling as I've got some emotional issues that I'm needing help 
>> with and can't do it on my own.
>> She says she needs to do a program review as I'm not doing anything that 
>> they've trained me on,  and I have made a change in plan as I want to go 
>> back to school instead of just going back to work as finding work right 
>> now just isn't cutting it.
>> I don't want to put on my iep that I'm going to school as she'll want to 
>> cover the schooling, and I don't want to have to take 12 hours of 
>> classes. I for me, since I've not been in school since I graduated high 
>> school, I want to start out with 1 class at a time and go from there.
>> What do I do?  as I have a meeting with her this Thursday.
>> I want to tell her exactly what I want, but not sure how to approach it 
>> without coming across as harsh, or as a jerk.
>> Please let me know what to do before I have to go meet with her Thursday.
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