[nabs-l] Meeting with new DSB counselor, tomorrow

Joshua Lester jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
Fri Dec 23 02:26:19 UTC 2011


Chris, the meeting never happened.
Blessings, Joshua

On 12/22/11, Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow! Wonder what kind of stupid misconceptions about blindness
> she has! Keep us posted on this meeting; I have a feeling that
> this will be very interesting.
>
> Chris
>
> "The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight.  The
> real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of education that
> exists.  If a blind person has the proper training and
> opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a mere physical
> nuisance."
> -- Kenneth Jernigan (President, National Federation of the Blind,
> 1968-1986
>
>  The I C.A.N.  Foundation helps blind and visually impaired youth
> in Maryland say "I can," by empowering them through providing
> assistive technology and scholarships to camps and conventions
> which help them be equal with their sighted peers.  For more
> information about the Foundation and to support our work, visit
> us online at www.icanfoundation.info!
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joshua Lester <jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
> Date sent: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 07:40:19 -0600
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Meeting with new DSB counselor, tomorrow
>
> This is the Division of Services for the Blind, in Pine Bluff,
> Arkansas, headquartered in Little Rock.
> That's our rehab.
> She asked me, the first time she called me, if I had any doctor's
> appointments, in the last week.
> I put my mom on the phone, because I was offended that she would
> ask
> something that was none of her business!
> Then, I found out, she asked my mom if I had seen an optomotrist,
> to
> prove that I was blind.
> How dumb can someone be?
> She knew I had Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, if she would have looked
> at the file!
> Now, I'm afraid of what she will ask me, in person!
> Blessings, Joshua
>
> On 12/19/11, Ashley Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
>  do you mean your rehab counselor through vr?
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Joshua Lester
>  Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 11:43 PM
>  To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>  Subject: [nabs-l] Meeting with new DSB counselor, tomorrow
>
>  Hi, it's Joshua Lester.
>  Well, as the subject line says, I have a meeting with this new
> DSB
>  counselor, tomorrow at 11.
>  This is my first time meeting her in person.
>  I've talked to her over the phone, and couldn't stand her.
>  She asked questions, about stuff that was of no concern to her,
> the
>  first time she called, which put her in bad standing with me.
>  I want my old councelor back!
>  Let's hope she's able to get my books in Braille, and hopefully
> I can
>  talk them into buying me a Pac Mate.
>  Thanks, Joshua
>
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