[nfbwatlk] About the DSB

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Sun Jan 31 23:23:21 CST 2010


We all should commend you for the effort you have put forth on the DSB and
WSSB issue. 

Thanks.

Bob Sellers



-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Joanne Laurent
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 10:30 PM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

Dear Dan,
   Worry not. I'm calm and rational when I write to legislators (well, not
really but I pull out the emotion before I hit send). But my goal here is to
get people to take this issue seriously enough to show up at the hearing on
Tuesday. 

Joanne Laurent 
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
www.blindcoach.com

Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Dan Frye
Sent: January 30, 2010 9:37 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

Joanne:

Goodness, you are intense.  We're all troubled, of course, about 
the potential restructuring of DSB.  No doubt can exist about 
this.  But let's allow a little objectivity to govern our 
conduct.  If the restructuring happens, some entity, that is 
directed in law to provide rehabilitation services to blind 
people, will continue to exist.  Let's not unnecessarily try and 
scare people.  The change will not destroy DSB's ability to serve 
blind people, and this person will be able to get services from 
some entity if the change happens.  Our case will be most 
credibly advanced if we use calm, rational arguments to promote 
the importance of distinct and identifiable agencies to serve 
blind people to state officials who have the authority to make 
these decisions, but let's not declare that the "sky is falling" 
in rehabilitation in Washington State when we're only 
experiencing a bad storm.  This kind of hysteria does nothing but 
detract from our effort to present a credible case.  Again I 
commend you for the passion that you've brought to this issue, 
but if you don't cut it out, we're going to have to issue you a 
set of blue and gold pop-poms and a matching cheerleading outfit, 
smile!

Yes, the NFB offers scholarships, both at the state and national 
level.  Unlike Joanne, I'm not going to go to the various 
Websites and secure this data for you.  If you have the 
initiative to find it, perhaps you warrant consideration as a 
winner.  If you don't possess this initiative, I'm certain that 
you shouldn't get a scholarship from the NFB.

With Kind Regards,

Daniel B.  Frye
Office: (410) 659-9314, Ext 2208
Mobile: (410) 241-7006
Note: This message has been issued remotely from the BrailleNote.

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Joanne Laurent" <joanne at blindcoach.com
>To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
>Date sent: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 19:21:11 -0800
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

>You're welcome! DSB offers A LOT of stuff.  But I don't work 
there, so I
>cannot advise you.  Call them, quick!--before the governor 
carries out her
>plan to destroy their ability to help you.
>You're in the right place for the scholarships.  The NFB has 
scholarships.
>Does someone else want to chime in and explain the NFB 
scholarship program?

>Joanne Laurent
>Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
>If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
>www.blindcoach.com

>Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for 
the Blind
>P.O.  Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
>(360) 231-4597


>-----Original Message-----
>From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org 
[mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>Behalf Of hmp
>Sent: January 30, 2010 6:28 PM
>To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

>Thank you very much! Also, I have another question: Does the DSB
>offer any scholarships for high school students who want to go to
>college or continue their education? Do they have any
>programs/services that are offered to people that are graduated
>from high school? Do the DSB help in regards to purchasing a
>noteTaker for people who have limited resources?

>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Joanne Laurent" <joanne at blindcoach.com
>>To: "'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
>>Date sent: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:38:29 -0800
>>Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

>>DSB's website is http://www.dsb.wa.gov/default.htm You can find
>the
>>addresses, phone numbers, and directions to all offices by
>clicking on the
>>"Contact Us" tab.  I have copied and pasted the information about
>the Yakima
>>Office below:

>>Yakima Office
>>1712 S.  16th Avenue
>>Yakima, WA 98902-5713
>>Phone: 509-575-2014
>>Fax: 509-454-4125
>>Bus Directions
>>The Yakima DSB office is located north of the Perry Tech soccer
>fields at
>>the corners of  16th Avenue  and Washington Avenue.  The address
>is 1712
>>South 16th Avenue.

>>If traveling from downtown, you will take the bus route 9 - or
>1st
>>Street/Washington .  You will need the bus stop located at 16th
>and
>>Washington  You will get off the bus on Washington Avenue after
>crossing
>>16th Ave.  You will be on the northwest corner of 16th and
>Washington Avenue.
>>Turn right and walk to the corner.  Turn left and walk north down
>16th
>>Avenue.  You will need to walk to the second driveway where the
>DSB office
>>is located.  As you walk down the sidewalk, you will come to the
>first
>>driveway, cross the driveway and there will be grass replacing
>the sidewalk.
>>There will be a chain link fence on your left and the curb to the
>street on
>>your right.  (First driveway is an ARCO gas station; the link
>fence is the
>>Perry Tech soccer fields).  Continue to walk along the chain link
>fence
>>until it ends at the DSB driveway.  Turn left into the driveway
>and walk down
>>25 to 30 feet and our building will be located on your right.
>The building
>>will run parallel to 16th Avenue and has 2 entrances.  You will
>want to go
>>to the second entrance to the building or the one that is
>furthest north.
>>This is a brick building with glass doors.  Once inside turn left
>and the
>>DSB office is the second door on the left.

>>If traveling from the west (airport), you will take the bus route
>7 or 40th
>>Avenue/Washington.  You will get off the bus at 16th and
>Washington.  You
>>will be on the southeast corner of  Washington.  When you get off
>the bus,
>>turn and walk to your right to the intersection of 16tth and
>Washington.
>>Cross with the light, 16th Avenue.  Then turn right and cross
>Washington with
>>the light, and walk North down 16th Avenue.  You will need to
>walk to the
>>second driveway where the DSB office is located.  As you walk
>down the
>>sidewalk, you will come to the first driveway, cross the driveway
>and there
>>will be grass replacing the sidewalk.  There will be a chain link
>fence on
>>your left and the curb to the street on your right.  (First
>driveway is an
>>ARCO gas station; the link fence is the Perry Tech soccer
>fields).  Continue
>>to walk along the chain link fence until it ends at the DSB
>driveway.  Turn
>>left into driveway and walk down 25 to 30 feet and our building
>will be
>>located to our right.  The building will run parallel to 16th
>Avenue and has
>>2 entrances.  You will want to go to the second entrance to the
>building or
>>the one that is furthest north.  This is a brick building with
>glass doors.
>>Once inside turn left and the DSB office is the second door on
>the left.

>>To contact Yakima Transit directly you may call 509-575-6005 or
>visit their
>>website at www.ci.yakima.wa.us/services/transit.

>>Joanne Laurent
>>Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
>>If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
>>www.blindcoach.com

>>Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for
>the Blind
>>P.O.  Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
>>(360) 231-4597


>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org
>[mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>Behalf Of hmp
>>Sent: January 29, 2010 7:13 PM
>>To: NfbWaTlk at nfbnet.org
>>Subject: [nfbwatlk] About the DSB

>>Hello everyone: Does anyone know where the Department of Service
>>for the Blind office in Yakima WA is located? I live in Yakima,
>>and I want to know this, also, Does anyone know their phone
>>number, address, web page ETC.  and what kind of services they 
can
>>provide for me? Thanks and have a lucky day.

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