[nabs-l] Transitioning to college or training center and being almost a senior in high school

Alexandra Alfonso alliefa1999 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 03:04:57 UTC 2017

Personally, I would go after a four year college. This is because I
want to start the college journey as soon as possible. Training
centers are helpful, but I want to be like a normal person and go
straight to college and be the same age as my peers. However, I do
think that going to a training center after college is a good idea.

On 3/2/17, Mikayla Gephart via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     I am counting on my Federation family to help me during this time of
> excitement anticipation, and stress. Next year, I will be a senior in high
> School. I am planning on starting my college journey at a community college
> to transition into the college thing, and to get some of my general
> education courses out of the way. However, I also want to attend an NFB
> training center, as I know I am not fully independent. I know this is a
> personal decision for each individual, but what do you guys think about
> going to a training center before community college, after community college
> but before going to a four year universityity, or after a four year
> university? I will also be meeting with my VR counselor soon. I know that
> you usually have to justify going to a NFB training center as opposed to a
> state training center. When do you think I should bring this up to my
> counselor? I like her, but am a little nervous to bring this up to her.
> Also, how do you justify it positively? I went to the state center’s summer
> program last summer. It was good, but I feel like I would have a better
> experience at the NFB center. We had one low vision instructor, and the rest
> of the instructors were sighted. Also, we went to see a movie, and the
> theater did not provide audio description. They also do not make us work
> under blindfold. Any help will be appreciated. My family and I will also be
> attending convention! Thank you.
> Best,
> Mikayla
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