I am from a state where services were consolidated. Things will be fine as long as counselors specialize like they did there. We had a unit for Blind Services with specialized counselor. This would not be bad for people with visual impairment in FL, the only people this is bad for is the CRP's because now they will have to compete with other agencies and shock - do their dang jobs and be accountable to the tax payers. Frankly I think it is a good thing that has been a long time coming, I am all for it. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Easy Talk" <Easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:50:14 AM Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: [fcb-l] FYI That's why we need to be pushing for a separate commission for the blind that would be directed by a board not a individual that can totally wreck services for the blind in Florida. Robert ----- Original Message ----- From: "Toni King" <tkk@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:43 AM Subject: [tabi] Fw: [fcb-l] FYI > Good Morning, > I thought I would share this information. > the Interim DBS Director is going to be Aleisa McKinlay, the Director of > the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. This is not the best > because it could mean > DOE may be moving towards combining DBS with DVR (instead of DBS being its > own separate agency under DOE). This could mean separate services for the > blind could go away. The new department of education director is from a > state where these departments were consolidated. So our new director of > education just might be planning to do the same here. > There is a song saying "be thankful for unanswered prayers. > Well some people's prayers were answered when the director of DBS stepped > down. Let's hope that is all of the changes to come! > Toni King > > -- > Check out my blog > www.samobile.net/users/tkk/ > > Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is > either a daring adventure or nothing. > Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957) > > Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. > -Roger Caras > Check out the TABI resource web page at > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > and please make suggestions for new material. > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web > interface, or by sending an email to the address > tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.