[nobe-l] Fwd: Turkish family

Carol Castellano blindchildren at verizon.net
Mon Jul 27 20:07:51 UTC 2009

>Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:27:48 -0400
>To: Blindkid list
>From: Carol Castellano <blindchildren at verizon.net>
>Subject: Fwd: Turkish family
>I received this information from Fatos Floyd of Nebraska, who asked 
>me to forward it to our lists.  Is there anyone who can help with 
>info on schools or as a host family?  Please respond directly to Fatos.
>>From: "Floyd, Fatos" <fatos.floyd at nebraska.gov>
>>To: "blindchildren at verizon.net" <blindchildren at verizon.net>
>>Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 08:57:57 -0500
>>Subject: Turkish family
>>Hi Carol,
>>It was great to talk to you on the phone.
>>As I explained to you yesterday, a Turkish family contacted me this 
>>week.  They have a blind child age 14.  He is an American 
>>citizen.  His name is Enes and knows English real well.  He went to 
>>preschool, and few years of elementary school here and went back to 
>>Turkey after his father finished his Doctoral degree.  He is a 
>>professor in one of the universities in Turkey.  Since Turkish 
>>government paid for his education here in USA, he is required to 
>>stay few years in Turkey and teach.  They want to send their son 
>>here for a year to a school for the blind.  They also need a host 
>>or guardian family.  After a year, his mother and grandparents are 
>>planning to come and live here with him.  After a year of school 
>>for the blind, they are planning to send him to a mainstream school.
>>If you can help me to find a good school for the blind and a 
>>guardian or host family they will really appreciate.  The host 
>>family will have Enes only for few weekends and during holidays.
>>I will do my best to help out from Nebraska.  You can write to me
>><mailto:Fatos.floyd at gmail.com>Fatos.floyd at gmail.com
>>thank you very much for your help.
>>Please note my new email address:
>><mailto:fatos.floyd at nebraska.gov>fatos.floyd at nebraska.gov
>>Fatos Floyd, CRC, CVRCB
>>Director, Nebraska Center for the Blind
>>Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
>>Our Mission:
>>Empowering blind individuals,
>>Promoting opportunities,
>>and building belief in the blind.
>>(402) 471-8120

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