Yes, My experience was about the same as E's. although I didn't move to different school districts. It does help you learn how to interact with sighted people, and how to deal with the ignorance most of them have about disabled people. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of E. Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 2:16 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Mainstreaming I participated in what I consider a good mix. I went to classes with sighted kids most of the time but had a class a day where the blind kids were all in one room learning braille, working on spelling and particular things useful and different in teaching for blind compared with sighted children. This was in grades one through four. I went to regular main streamed high school and had a teacher come in one hour a day to help out. The combination gave me the assistance I needed, taught me to be independent and find needed resources (like how to hire readers for college and get books) and be mainstreamed. I know my parents worked closely with the school system to make this possible. Considering we moved about ever two or three years this meant several school systems. They did a terrific job. I attribute much of my later success to this careful early planning and dedication on their part. E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.