[NABS-L] Questionuestions About The Louisiana Center For The Blind
ahbeeorton at yahoo.com
Wed May 16 19:00:14 UTC 2018
I am doing an assignment for school about community/daily living experiences. Are there any needs and wants I should put down or know about at LCB's apartments or living there in general? I'm writing on the transitional area and chose LCB.
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> On May 16, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Mariya Vasileva via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Ah yes, I forgot about the inspections and the stipends. He also forgot to mention that because Ruston is a small town where you get taxis only, you can walk everywhere, and you have at most 15 minutes or so to get from your apartment to the center, you only have two cross 7 streets total and only two turns in order to get there, and reverse the rout going back.
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>> On May 16, 2018, at 13:58, Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi Roanna,
>> I attended LCB from 2015 to 2016 and largely second what Mariya says about supplies. You need all your own toiletries, clothes and food. Most kitchen appliances are already there, with the exception of a Micro-Wave... unless your roommate already has one you have to buy one.
>> The apartments are accessed from the outside, and there is an activity center where the laundry room is Typically, although this doesn't have to be the case, students often come up with their parents or other relatives, who can help them with their first shop and things like that.
>> I did have to justify attending LCB to Vocational Rehab. I visited the three main training centers in my state and compared them to LCB. My training was approved, rather quickly. It turns out that LCB is actually cheaper than at least one of my state centers.
>> You get a 210-dollar stipend each month. This stipend comes from the money given to the center by rehab. However, if your apartment isn't clean enough during each inspection, you lose 50 dollars from that on a given month.
>> Let me know if you have any more questions.
>> Vejas Vasiliauskas
>> Secretary and Treasurer of the California Association of Blind Students
>> Phone: 3102653949
>> Email: alpineimagination at gmaail.com
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>>> On 16 May 2018, at 10:22, Roanna Bacchus via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Dear Students,
>>> Two weeks ago I contacted the Perkins School For The Blind to see if they have residential Summer program that would allow me to live on campus and refine my daily living skills. After finding out that they do not serve anyone over 22, I decided to email the Nfb training centers. I am thinking about attending the Adult program at the Louisiana Center For The Blind. How did you prepare to attend Lcb? Did your Rehab agencies pay for you to go their? What amenities are in the apartments? What items did you bring with you from home? Hope to hear from you soon.
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