[nobe-l] Fwd: Turkish family
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
>>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
>>Empowering blind individuals,
>>and building belief in the blind.
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