[NABS-L] Getting Acclimated to a College Campus

Emmanuelle Lo singingemmanuelle at gmail.com
Mon May 21 23:21:26 UTC 2018


Yep, walking around a lot is definitely my plan, even at the risk of getting lost. 😊

Good luck to you, or I guess good luck to both of us in this transition! ☺️
Emmie

> On May 21, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Emmanuelle Lo <singingemmanuelle at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Thank you for the replies! I'm the first blind student to go to this college in a number of years, so I think VR will probably find the O&M instructor for me. 
> 
> Have a happy summer!
> 
>> On May 21, 2018, at 6:26 PM, Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org <mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Emmie and Miso,
>> Miso, I'm impressed that your Disability Services helped initiate OANDM training.
>> My vocational rehabilitation counselor approved for me to work with my instructor from high school to orient around campus. She worked with me for 3 days before and 7 days after I first came to campus, for about 2 to 3 hours. Now that I am more used to campus this year, I will probably not be needing these services.
>> Vejas 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On 21 May 2018, at 14:33, Miso Kwak via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org <mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Emmie,
>>> Yes, I moved in about a week or two earlier than my peers when I started college. My university disability services office handled the o&m training.
>>> I’ll be starting graduate school soon, and my graduate school disability services office is also handling o&m.
>>> Check with your university’s disability services what they offer. 
>>> Best,
>>> Miso  
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> 
>>>> On May 21, 2018, at 2:18 PM, Roanna Bacchus via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org <mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi Emanuel thanks for your message. Congratulations on your transition to college. I did not live on campus while I was in college. However I was able to get oriented to the campus before classes began. My Vr agency did hire an Orientation And Mobility instructor for me.
>>>> 
>>>>> On May 21, 2018 5:04 PM, Emmanuelle Lo via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org <mailto:nabs-l at nfbnet.org>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi all, 
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'm starting college this fall and I'm super excited! I have a question for college students: did you move onto campus before orientation? How did you get oriented to the campus? Did your state agency hire an O&M instructor? I'm meeting with my VR counselor soon to talk about the transition to college, but I was curious to know what you've experienced. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks, 
>>>>> Emmie 
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