[nfbwatlk] Advocates concerned as Oregon School for the Blind nears end, OregonLive.com, August 25 2009
ricks291 at clear.net
Thu Aug 27 19:11:00 UTC 2009
Hello: you all in Oregon I can ill the same for your blind students there in
your state withou a school for the blind. Because Ifill this will set back
the accoplishes we come in the last seventy years for the improvement of
bind students , and adults these I mean without the right trining inbraille
for readinng and writting, and molbilty how can these sudents make it in
society when there are not enoth braille teachers and orintation and
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From: "Nightingale, Noel" <Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov>
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end, OregonLive.com, August 25 2009
> Advocates concerned as Oregon School for the Blind nears end
> by The Associated Press
> Tuesday August 25, 2009, 12:03 PM
> SALEM -- The Oregon School for the Blind will close its doors in less than
> a week.
> The decision to shut the school means 28 students are trying to adjust to
> life elsewhere.
> Advocates for the students are worried the services they receive at other
> schools won't compare to what School for the Blind offered.
> The process for disbursing a $3 million trust to help provide those
> services hasn't been established yet. And some district staffers say the
> transition has been rushed.
> Salem-Keizer's special-education department, however, is ready for the six
> blind students headed there.
> The district already has physical and occupational therapists and Braille
> specialists on staff, and the students will be added to their caseloads.
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