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Life with my Blind husband/questions on training and mental health.

Hi my name is Tracey my husband has congenital glaucoma, He is the most wonderful man I know, I worry though about his mental health as his vision decreases everyday, he has put in sprinklers for 16 yrs but is lossing his abilty to see things, I am wondering what kind of support can I give him and what kind of options are out there.Another major issue is that he has had past legal issues so that some things are off limits , such as a program he tried to get into with the SS system, there is a program where they train People that are blind to work on the computer and telephone system taking in calls, i think there is more but I am not sure what , I know that there is some training to doing it with the Irs also.If you can definetly ask your local disablity office or please check into the office in Denver Colorado , I'll get back to you with more information,I know they have do the training in texas then you go to arkanssa. it takes 6 months.You mig

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Hello Butterflyfears;
Your husband might benefit from getting in touch wih others who are aquainted with helping people who are looosing their vision. He can perhaps talk to a counselor and get started that way. Sometimes it isn't easy for guys to talk about their feelings and struggles. That's tough. He may not want to burden people. He may want to appear strong and in the long run, get depressed.
He may benefit by going to a job training site like the ones you mentioned if that's what he wants. I've heard of the school in Arkansas. I knew a guy who wanted to go into lawn mower repair. Never found out how that went.
It's not easy learning a new way of doing things different, but I can be done. It happens every single day.
Good luck to your husband. I hope you find him the best resources.

Elphie


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Contact your local blind center. Just type "blind center+your state" into a google search.
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www.theblind.us/

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Re: Life with my Blind husband/questions on training and mental health.



I would like to get in touch with aflte who posted a comment on 2/2/2009 and had 69 replies but i cant find on computer please help anyone !!


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