Riding Escalators, trying Barbecue Chicken Wings, and learning to pour liquids (independent living skills series 13)

The van was actually on time, and I was on time for class. I was early enough to talk with my classmates. Soon we all gathered in the conference room to be assigned our lesson for the day. I, along with another student, was assigned to an Orientation and Mobility lesson. I had worked withContinue reading “Riding Escalators, trying Barbecue Chicken Wings, and learning to pour liquids (independent living skills series 13)”

Plans Change: Job readiness (independent living skills series 12)

I was an hour and a half early for class. I was eager to do well with my Orientation and Mobility lesson. There was a wild rain storm outside, and I was glad that one of the staff members made my classmates and I coffee and popcorn to munch on while we waited for classContinue reading “Plans Change: Job readiness (independent living skills series 12)”

Bargain Shopping and cooking fish and whole- grain biscuits (independent living skills series 9)

I was early for class; I was also eager to get my orientation and mobility lesson started. Come to find out, it was cancelled again. That made me feel disappointed because I really enjoy my lessons on travel. On top of class being cancelled, many of my classmates were out for one reason or another.Continue reading “Bargain Shopping and cooking fish and whole- grain biscuits (independent living skills series 9)”

Inspiring Visually Impaired Youth and Cooking Breakfast (independent living skills series 8)

“Hey Amanda, you want to join us outside?” my Orientation and Mobility teacher asked as she, another Orientation and Mobility teacher and a small group of visually impaired children waited by the door. “Sure, let me grab my cane.” I responded. After grabbing my cane, we all headed outside to a nearby field. Seeing theContinue reading “Inspiring Visually Impaired Youth and Cooking Breakfast (independent living skills series 8)”

Plans Change: Informal Pre-Employment Class (independent living skills series 7)

The van was late. I was anxious; and I was starting to snack on my favorite taco chips and Dr. Pepper. Because I was still upset I called an international friend in England. We chatted up a storm until the van came. The ride to school was uneventful, and I was only 30 minutes late.Continue reading “Plans Change: Informal Pre-Employment Class (independent living skills series 7)”

Getting used to my new cane and tip (independent living skills series 6)

“Great, you brought your new cane; let me go get your pencil tip. I’ll be back in a minute,” my Orientation and Mobility instructor said, as I sat there eagerly waiting for my lesson to start. Once she returned with the pencil tip, I decided against it. That was because I am a medium travelerContinue reading “Getting used to my new cane and tip (independent living skills series 6)”

Final Echo Dot Lesson (independent living skills series 5)

This week was an exciting week for me. I am now a proud graduate of the first ever Echo Dot training class. For our final class, my teacher had me disable, and then re-enable his Echo Dot. This will help me once I get my own Echo Dot next week. Setting it up was simple.Continue reading “Final Echo Dot Lesson (independent living skills series 5)”

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