[Ohio-talk] voc rehab and unreasonable acommodations

Aleeha Dudley blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 16:41:31 UTC 2015


I absolutely agree that an advocacy workshop is in order and, in fact, would be an essential part of our convention. I believe that one of the biggest problems those working with not only BSVI but other organizations around the country is not learning about their rights and what they are entitled to under the law. I don’t believe that consumers are given enough information on their rights, and I also believe that, without the knowledge of advocacy skills, consumers have a certain fear f talking to rehab, simply because they don’t want to lose their services or have some sort of retaliation. 
Sorry for the spelling mistakes: I’ve only got a minute to respond to this, but this is definitely something that is near and dear to my heart. Having advocated for myself and others over the years, I have seen so many different situations throughout my journey. More people need to at least know the basics of advocating. I was thrown into my freshman year of college knowing little to nothing about advocacy, and now look where I am. Thankfully, I had a family of experienced folks on my side, my Federation family, that is, who taught and encouraged me along the way. So thanks to you all, you know who you are and you are too numerous to name here. 
Aleeha 
> On Oct 9, 2015, at 11:14 AM, Eric Duffy via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> We could put together an advocacy workshop during the afternoon of convention if there is real interest. I can see it starting at 2:00 and lasting until 4:00. I want to try to gage the amount of interest we have in addition to what I’ve seen on the list so far.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Eric
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