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has anyone here ever connected with other disabled or blind people through something like a leadership forum for people with disabilities or schools for the blind etc?

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Well, there was the horror story i like to call OCB.


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you mean horror story of on coast (or land) bf's


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That is very interesting. What happened?


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Ugh what didn't happen? Aiming Big, do you remember all those people? Ugh! They still cause a pain in my butt everytime I think of some of them.


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I remember a place where learning wasn't the complete focus and some the weirdest people that you don't want to be around were. Is this your recollection mimi?


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I remember nice teachers, good field trips, nice staff, and that boyfriend who shall remain nameless who stilll pains my butt. lol good times.


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totally good times it was a fun place


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Aiming Big, we should go to the skills center together. lol with no butt pains and overdoing it on cologne people.


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well i have participated in goalball tournaments both local and the national tournament in florida. i have met many blind and vi people through them. i my self do not go to a school for the blind but i have always had a vi program at my local public schools. and i have gone to a camp in greenbille michigan called camp tuhsmeheta or camp t. it is a summer camp and there are all different themed weeks and it is just for visually impaired people. you can go there as a camper or get paid to work there. i also go to a sports education camp again just for vi people. it is at western michigan university in kalamazoo michigan it is run by paul ponchillia who is also blind. there are these camps all over the country and i went to one in colarado at the olympic training center it was awsome. you get to meet great role models including the paralympic goalball teams and other blind athletes. tiffany


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What is OCB? Is it like a state school for the blind and VI?


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Actually, it is a training program for adults who are either transitioning into blindness or just want some more mobility training and living skills stuff, it can run for a year but i did it in five months.


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I need to go to a place like that. Do you have to be over 18 to go?


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