[Nfbc-info] FW: [Cabs-talk] Information Needed : San Jose Vision Services

Jim Barbour jbar at barcore.com
Wed May 15 03:20:10 UTC 2013

Hello Michael and List,

I will be happy to dig into this a bit and contact Sanjay.  I know one
of the VI teachers in Santa Clara county - where San Jose is.

I'll also post back here when I know more.

If anyone has questions, feel free to reply here or contact me off


Jim - 650-714-7064

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 07:40:39PM -0700, Miguel Mendez wrote:
> Hello my Federation family, I feel this individual has been given
> information that is not correct, and I'd like to help him [her?] as much as
> possible. The following was posted on the CABS listserv today. I told him
> that it is not the norm for blind/visually impaired students to be referred
> to a private school merely on the basis of their "disability" and to be told
> that the local school district cannot accommodate a blind student. We need
> to help correct this problem as soon as possible. Is there anyone in this
> individuals local area (San Jose) or anyone else around the state who has
> more knowledge in these sorts of matters who can provide information and/or
> resources to ensure that his son enjoys a smooth transition from Maryland to
> California?
> Miguel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cabs-talk [mailto:cabs-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Sanjay
> Choudhary
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:56 AM
> To: cabs-talk at nfbnet.org; NFBMD; chitra choudhary
> Subject: [Cabs-talk] Information Needed : San Jose Vision Services
> All,
> Our son Raghav Choudhary is 7th grade student who gets vision services in
> regular school in Howard county, Maryland. He has some vision in his one eye
> and he prefers to read large print(40 size fonts). I got a job in San Jose
> area and looking for  house in Evergreen School District in south San Jose.
> I talked to special education department in Evergreen school district and
> learned that they don't support students with special needs in regular
> classroom. They place students  in private school.
> Does anybody has any experience with private schools for special needs
> student in this area ?
> We will really appreciate if we get the student/parents perspective on
> special education services available in south San Jose area. This will help
> us make right decision.
> Thanks in advance.
> Sanjay and Chitra
> 240-486-1245
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