[nabs-l] rehab centers

Sofia Gallo gopgirl73 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 04:45:56 UTC 2015


Anyone know anything about the Texas center's (Criss Cole) training?

On 11/22/14, justin williams via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> While it is not for everyone, if you decide to go, I have no doubt that it
> will be a wonderful experience.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Anjelina via
> nabs-l
> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:11 PM
> To: 'Bridget Walker'; 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] rehab centers
>
> Hi Bridget,
> I truly believe 6 to 9 months out of one's life is a small amount of time
> to
> receive quality training. The length of the NFB and similar centers
> programs
> allows a person to fully become comfortable with the skills and philosophy
> taught.
> Just my thoughts :)
>
> Anjelina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Bridget Walker
> via nabs-l
> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 9:23 PM
> To: Lillie Pennington; National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] rehab centers
>
> Hi everyone,
> I went to the Carroll Center when I was 15 and at the time it was fair. The
> quality of my training was great but, every other aspect was horrible. In
> fact I would not recommend it for adults. They will not treat you
> respectfully.
> I to live in New York, I know there are centers in New York to assist with
> rehabilitation but, they are day programs or outreach support. If you talk
> to CBVH make it clear you want a residential experience which means out of
> state. The question is are you up for such a transition?
> I have a question regarding  the duration of programs.  Why are the
> programs
> so long?
> I attended training for two five week programs and I was all set.
>
> Bridget
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Nov 15, 26 Heisei, at 1:29 PM, Lillie Pennington via nabs-l
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> You could also talk to people in your nfb state aphiliate to see if
>> anyone
> went to a training center and if they would recomend it.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Nov 12, 2014, at 5:05 PM, Ashley Bramlett via nabs-l
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Kayla,
>>>
>>> I cannot speak for Illinois.
>>> Most here went to nfb centers and those who talk had good
>>> experiences,,
> after all its an NFB list.
>>> I'd recommend asking your rehab counselor for your state center's
> information. Give them a call and do your research.
>>> Googling should also tell you which state centers you have and any
> nonprofit centers too.
>>>
>>> Someone said carroll center in Newton MA is paternalistic. Although
>>> I'm
> not a believer in all training strategies of NFB centers, I'm certainly no
> fan of carroll center's rules either. I was there for a youth program
> called
> youth in transition. It was my summer before being a senior in high school.
>>> I had fun on the activities I picked and being with other low vision
>>> and
> blind high school students was fun.
>>> But, yes, there's too much restrictions. You had to get permission to
>>> go
> off campus and despite having safe cane skills and complements from my O
> and
> M instructor, they did not allow me off campus. We agreed I needed practice
> outdoor travel like street crossings, but I could have been safe on campus
> via taking a cab and not having to cross major streets.
>>> Another thing I did not like was having to be in your room at a
>>> certain
> time for quiet hours.
>>>
>>> If you need or want an out of state center, check out the nfb centers.
> Also, check out Hatlen center in CA. its all independent living based and
> you even can go to work part time after you master some of your skills.
>>> Their website is www.hcblind.org.
>>>
>>> Good luck with your decision.
>>>
>>> Ashley
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Kayla James via nabs-l
>>> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:21 PM
>>> To: Jorge Paez ; National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] rehab centers
>>>
>>> Can anyone recommend any centers in Illinois that are good?
>>
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