My Experience at a School for the Blind... (emotional ending)

8 Dez 2020
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I'm Molly, a typical sushi, makeup, and fashion loving millennial girl who just so happens to be blind! I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at just 4 years old and began public speaking at age 5. I started just doing motivational speaking, but now I make videos and even model! Even though I can’t see, I know that there are bright spots in everything we face. Let’s find them together. 💕

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  • What questions do you have for me about going to the school for the blind? Would you like more story time videos about my experience? For another story time, watch this: dehave.info/down/fnmSc7vPg5PDyGU/video

    Molly BurkeMolly BurkeVor Monat
    • @Adam Guymon what the actual heck that is horrible! I hope you are doing ok you and know that i am here for you

      Tophat snekTophat snekVor 6 Tage
    • @Tophat snek Somewhat but they did force food down kids throats and with me there were lots of foods that I couldn't eat and I wish that they would have known about my other disabilities that I discovered later on life that I had back then? I do remember spilling a glass of milk on their already puke green carpet in the dining room, it stained the carpet. Back then they use to serve our food on glass plates and cups and there was the common occasional tipping of a big heavy round table that happened and this was with a bunch of blind kids. Nowadays they don't have the big heavy tables and they don't serve food on glass plates and cups. I know that it is sort of ironic that they would serve us the way they did back then but they would assign us tables and they tried to set it up like a family table set up. There would be these big black plastic serving bowls and we would pass them around the table.

      Adam GuymonAdam GuymonVor 6 Tage
    • okay this is random but did the school have good food?

      Tophat snekTophat snekVor 7 Tage
    • Are dogs allowed?

      my name is not your businessmy name is not your businessVor 11 Tage
    • Mine is did recesses look different

      Maiyah HodgesMaiyah HodgesVor 15 Tage
  • This sounds like it was such a validating experience omg. It's like me in my mental illness going to an inpatient hospital and people being like "yeah, this sucks and here's how we make it less sucky"

    Sarah JoSarah JoVor 6 Tage
  • Wait does that mean someone watching this video could have the bookshelf Molly made? :O

    Tophat snekTophat snekVor 7 Tage
  • I believe in going to school for the blind when I went to public school I felt like I was the only one who was blind I prefer it to be in my what you call bubble honestly I would switch places with you and instead of going for just those two years I would’ve stayed until I graduate in 12th grade but instead I was placed in public school in grade 7 wasn’t in still not happy in fact Still affects me and I’m 29.

    Tiffany McCarthyTiffany McCarthyVor 8 Tage
  • I clicked on the video and I saw the first clip and I thought she was bald 😂 anybody else?

    Emma CEmma CVor 9 Tage
  • I get laugh attacks as well once I burst out laughing in class and couldn’t stop then the same thing happened at lunch and I was laughing so much milk came out of my nose

    Louisa BarrettLouisa BarrettVor 11 Tage
  • About preschool in America (odd part of this video for me to be focusing on, I know), at least where I lived, preschool was optional and not a part of public school. The preschool I went to was for 2 years: preschool and pre-K (short for pre kindergarten). So I guess pre-K was my version of junior kindergarten

    Stella's StuffStella's StuffVor 13 Tage
  • west coast of canada is just pre school, kindergarten, gr1

    hphpVor 13 Tage
  • I have my own problems (One of them being I'm balance/ distance blind?) without my glasses which I only got in Gr.11. But when I was going to go into school (JK) I couldn't talk or at least I couldn't talk much. So that the local school board thought I should be put into a "special" classroom of what I can only call (and sorry if this offends anyone) Mute students. Mom went (without me) and saw what happened in the classroom and came back and said "Nope, how can she learn to speak in a mute classroom? Nope, she's going to go into a normal class." I was bullied in elementary school and in late elementary school it was terrible -but I think that last 2 years of elementary school-I think the bullies were jealous because I got a coat rack to myself (due to banging my head when I tried to get myself from the "Clothes closet") I mean I don't remember what the coat rack looked like, but it probably had other hooks on it..and people could have asked me if they could hang up their stuff on the other 3 sides which didn't have my stuff on it. I probably would have allowed it. I'm don't recall ever being told when I got it, that I couldn't share it with others if they asked nicely.

    PrincessofEllaburPrincessofEllaburVor 15 Tage
  • My Dad : How does she use technology Me : Watch her videos My Dad : Just tell me Me : NO GO SUB TO HER JOIN THE FAM LIKE ME

    Maiyah HodgesMaiyah HodgesVor 15 Tage
  • I'm interested to hear the bullying in the school for the blinds.

    AninditaAninditaVor 19 Tage
  • Your a gorgeous girl moll

    Troy McdivittTroy McdivittVor 20 Tage
  • But if u do this in the store then can't other people still here or information

    Troy McdivittTroy McdivittVor 20 Tage
  • Grieving is so important when it comes to life changing medical things like that. When my younger sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11, it was so incredibly hard for her to grieve the loss of the life she thought she had. It truly was a period of intense grief for her and for our family. I think this is something that's hard for people who don't go through things like that to understand.

    Rosie SpeidelRosie SpeidelVor 20 Tage
  • Thats awesome that cvs is doing that. Thats about the only thing they have done right. They treat their employees like crap.

    xxxcaitiebearxxxxxxcaitiebearxxxVor 21 Tag
  • I'm pretty sure senior kindergarten is a east coast thing. I'm near Vancouver and that's not a thing here.

    Emily DobsonEmily DobsonVor 21 Tag
  • Hey Molly! Not sure if you’ll see this because you get so many comments but I actually found this very interesting. I went to school for the blind as well during my high school years. I was in public school for most of my life and then went to a blind school and then went back to a public setting for college.

    Miranda OakleyMiranda OakleyVor 21 Tag
  • 1:05 When I was a kid I did go to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Ogden Utah and later in life as a kid I went to the same school but in Provo Utah. 7:55 The USDB Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind has a main campus in Ogden Utah and a second campus in Salt Lake City Utah. Throughout the state, there are small satellite schools in other areas of the state. Like I mentioned when I was in Preschool I went to the one in Ogden Utah. I was a kid at that time lived locally and for a short time, I lived in the dorms on site. Later I went to the same location but lived locally at home. Later on in life when I was of the age of 7yrs old I went to the satellite school in Provo Utah. This satellite location was a teacher who worked for the USDB but we would either use a single room in a local grade school or we used one of those relocatable that is like what you would see in a trailer park that would be placed on site. This would have 2 or 3 rooms with a couple of restrooms in it. 12:29 Later near the end of elementary school they would "Mainstream" us. We would go to the USDB for most of the day and then out of one of the class periods we would go to what was called the "regular class". We didn't follow the same class schedule as the rest of the school other than recess or lunch. If there was an assembly we would attend with the rest of the school. 23:32 Please post more videos on your experiences at the School For Te Blind? 24:16 I do know what it is like between being in a blind school class vs being in a mainstream class or even in special ed and a regular class and dealing with teachers and other kids. Yes, there are differences.

    Adam GuymonAdam GuymonVor 22 Tage
  • in jordan there is kg1 and kg2

    NadaNadaVor 25 Tage
  • In bc Canada we have preschool kindergarten then grande 1

    Soccer Girl 9698Soccer Girl 9698Vor 25 Tage
  • I went to Oklahoma School for the Blind in 1997-2000 I have... mixed feelings about it. I was very isolated before I went there so I didn't really know how to socialize or anything and I was very awkward. I wish they had put me into some therapy or something. My parents were always fighting or drunk so in 9th grade I told them I wanted to go to Oklahoma School for the Blind, also I was quite lonely. I had to board since I lived about 2 - 3 hours away, and I feel like I learned how to be a person at that school, but at the same time, I had some pretty bad things happen and I was very immature and tiny for my age. Our school was very much like yours. From Kindergarten to 12th, some kids with other issues and a few with hearing problems as well. I made some of my first friends ever here. I had a couple in middle school, we all met in special-ed classes, but I really only had one good friend until Highschool. I was a pretty lonely and isolated kid. I was there from 9th grade till I graduated in 2000. Also, public school pushed HARD for me to go there. None of the schools back then liked disabled students and them having to provide very large print books often half the size of me was just too big a pain for them. I was born legally blind but I was never taught any skills until high school because my parents were too busy fighting and beating the heck out of each other. We were taught some life skills but I have forgotten most of them after being isolated for 7 years agian.

    SashikuSashikuVor 25 Tage
  • I had wondered if you went to W. Ross and now I know. I'm from Brantford and a lot of my family has worked for the school at one time or another. I'm glad it was an overall decent experience (even if there were some tough times) and that it helps people be able to thrive.

    Keara MacNeilKeara MacNeilVor 26 Tage
  • Honestly no one talks about how progressive CVS is.

    Maya FarrellMaya FarrellVor 27 Tage
  • Yes please. Another story Your a great story teller and I love mamma Bees commentary

    Dany SnowDany SnowVor 27 Tage
  • I just wanna point out that the junior/senior kindergarten thing doesn’t happen all over Canada. I live in Manitoba and it’s not a thing here 🙃

    Laura WiebeLaura WiebeVor 28 Tage
  • Due to an injury during my TOD I (thankfully temporarily, though we didn't know it would be at the time) did some time in a school (post-secondary, not high school) that catered to people who had medical issues (usually due to service) when I couldn't handle being at my old school and refused to stop going to school to wait it out (since my injury made me unable to preform my duties I knew if I stopped and it turned out to be permanent I would not be allowed to continue on the military's dime. I don't have the money to afford the stupidly expensive costs of education here). Thankfully after about 8 months my vision started to come back a bit but it will never be where it was. Now I can use glasses and see but at the time I was walk into a wall blind. I was discharged because even now my vision isn't good enough to qualify me and if I had a desk job I would go insane.

    狐Vor 28 Tage
  • In America, we have also have Pre-K, but that's optional.

    aqualucy_48aqualucy_48Vor Monat
  • My grandma was a teacher at a special needs school, sometimes, these schools often offer summer programs to help parents caring for their children while they're at work. Just like those parents, my own parents had to work during my school summer break, and so, my grandma would take me along with her. I'd play with the kids and that taught me from a very young age that despite our differences, we all deserve the same opportunities. In middle school there was one special needs class, kids were of all ages from preteen to late teens, of course, not like the other classes... but I'd spend time with them and I believe it was good for them to have friends outside their classroom to hang out and laugh. I live and work near an institution for the visually impaired, so it's pretty usual to either pass by some of the members on the street or receive them as customers where I work at (I'm a waitress), and one of these days I took my whole time patiently reading all the items on the menu to one lovely gentleman, and explaining the prices, the extras he could add to his menu and, since his menu was to take out we agreed on a code for him to tell which box was which product so he could know which one was his and which one was for his partner. Thanks to Molly's videos I know how to help the gentleman to a table, how to approach him without startling him, how to serve him like I would serve a normal guest. Also near my work place there's a college that has sign language classes (among others) and most the students there are either deaf, mute or both. I took my time to learn a few signs, to at least be able to greet them, thank them, wish a good meal... just because I care that they have the same experience as everyone else that visits the shop. No one deserves to have a hard time ordering, no one should feel stressed and misunderstood when ordering their food. I want the custies to feel welcome, at home, and comfortable... I wish the world was better prepared to receive everyone equally, despite their circumstances and that we could all enjoy the same experiences without struggles and anxiety.

    The 5’ BaristaThe 5’ BaristaVor Monat
  • Not all states have schools for the Blind. The two states that I'm aware of they don't have schools for the Blind are Vermont and New Hampshire. These two states are in New England so the parents of blind students to a regular public school or The Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown Massachusetts outside of Boston.

    Jessand Lydia TraskJessand Lydia TraskVor Monat
  • I did chair canoeing at the school foe the blind here in North Carolina and I was also a cheerleader

    Nicole’s Amazing vacationsNicole’s Amazing vacationsVor Monat
  • So that’s the set up for the school for the blind here in North Carolina.

    Nicole’s Amazing vacationsNicole’s Amazing vacationsVor Monat
  • I really hope that school made some changes after that. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for a school for the blind to not have the stuff to help someone who is going blind.

    PBGPBGVor Monat
  • In the US we actually have preschool, then pre-kindergarten, and then kindergarten! Pre-K is maybe similar to your junior kindergarten

    Raquel JaramilloRaquel JaramilloVor Monat
  • Omg I get laugh attacks too 😂😂😂

    Emma MarieEmma MarieVor Monat
  • Is she still with her boyfriend

    Robyn OReillyRobyn OReillyVor Monat
  • Where I live, we don’t have Junior kindergarten, But we have some thing similar. We have something called “Young 5s” for when your just too young for kindergarten. I didn’t do it because I was born in February, but my brother did it

    Ginger PawlowskiGinger PawlowskiVor Monat
  • Good evening Molly Burke. Great to hear your voice as a blind person because I am one myself. I have participated and quite a few blind schools myself so I know how it is. Very cool to know there’s people out there being independent and and being responsible for themselves as well as advocating for themselves. Great job. Keep it up. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

    Sylvia BegaySylvia BegayVor Monat
  • Topic of video starts at 5,36.

    Re RobinsonRe RobinsonVor Monat
  • Me, a Canadian: what the heck is senior kindergarten ...lol

    Shelby LoweryShelby LoweryVor Monat
  • As far as America, we can do 2 years of preschool. So that’s the difference

    SabnicgraSabnicgraVor Monat
  • I laugh so much too and every teacher is like what!? Like it’d not even funny anymore I just start laughing and don’t know why lol 😂

    Reborns 180Reborns 180Vor Monat
  • "Here's for getting through life!" Cheers!

    SylviaSylviaVor Monat
  • I went to blind school in kindergarten, I believe, and it was the one near High Park in Toronto. Not sure how many grades they had / have over there as I left / was pulled out shortly after for being too well adjusted / not blind enough. 😂😂😂

    Luca AnamariaLuca AnamariaVor Monat
    • This school no longer is in operation unfortunately. It was for preschool children only. My children also received servicing there.

      charmainbrowncharmainbrownVor 19 Tage
  • This is the only hair color you’ve had that threw me off. You don’t look like Molly to me! Not in a bad way at all though, you look stunning and it’s pretty, it just isn’t Molly to me! Love the lip color!

    Ashruz _Ashruz _Vor Monat
  • I have a student who still uses JAWS today for her work...

    Devora HDevora HVor Monat
  • Wooooo mini bus shout out 🤘

    laslasVor Monat
  • I live in Canada but we’re I live we only have on kindergarten but I live in British Columbia Abbotsford

    harleen gillharleen gillVor Monat
  • Dude I don’t think you understand. I’d watch hours of stories from you xo

    Ashley WeillAshley WeillVor Monat
  • your eyebrows are FLAWLESS in this video.

    Laura McCullaghLaura McCullaghVor Monat
  • i think it makes more sense for deaf-blind to be segregated bc that is a much larger hurdle to cross

    i_am_hydraai_am_hydraaVor Monat
  • You can feel how happy/excited she is when talking about all the things that she loved about the school, when she was talking about all the resources she had access to!

    Banana PersonBanana PersonVor Monat
  • When Molly kept saying that everything at the school for the blind was printed in large print and braille, all I could think was "wait, this is Canada, so was it all printed in large print and braille in english AND french?" I need to know.

    Jill KeallingJill KeallingVor Monat
  • I relate SO HARD to having laughing attacks. I was a nightmare during theatre rehearsals for the exact same reason. If someone messed up even like a dance move (ex: someone slipped down the set stairs without actually falling or hurting themselves instead of dancing down them), I could NOT stop laughing to the point of tears any time we tried to re-do that section of the number 🤣

    Maddy DeVeuveMaddy DeVeuveVor Monat
  • Wait you were on a tv show

    Music Is lifeMusic Is lifeVor Monat
  • OMGOSH I HAVE LAUGH ATTACKS TOO!!!! my friends get so annoyed 🤣

    E l f iE l f iVor Monat
  • I just wanted to say that as far as I know living in Alberta, the only province/territory that still has Junior and Senior kindergarten is Ontario, we just have one year of kindergarten

    Stephanie DiebertStephanie DiebertVor Monat
    • Yeah, I live in AB too, and I only had kindergarten. Not 2 levels, but that's Canada for you. It changes across the country... even the accent is different

      S Glen-PekseS Glen-PekseVor 21 Tag
  • I am Canadian, born and raised, lived here for 40 years (in Alberta). Never heard of Jr and Sr Kindergarten!

    smh_23smh_23Vor Monat
  • I’m born and raised in BC and I only had kindergarten my son had preschool and kindergarten then grade one

    Alberta hinksmanAlberta hinksmanVor Monat
  • Is there any surgery or something that can give u your sight back😰😰😥

    Aqib AhmedAqib AhmedVor Monat
  • You seem to have so many stories to tell and I think that it would be great if you did a podcast. I would love listening to all of these stories in a longer format. I know you already have your audio book but it would be great to listen to a Molly Burke podcast! 💕💫

    Greta BonnaudGreta BonnaudVor Monat
  • Two things... I never scroll through your ads even if they don’t apply to me because you always offer the most amazing information. And second, my dad had a stroke and lost his ability to read so this CVS feature could help him also! 🙏

    itsmechelsealeighitsmechelsealeighVor Monat
  • clicked on the video to learn about schools for the blind, left with knowledge about schools for the blind and lots of fun canada facts🤠

    kmbeautyandmorekmbeautyandmoreVor Monat
  • OMG when the engine came in I love so hard I accidentally clicked the on off button on my iPhone and I had to spend a minute getting back in using touch ID and since my phone was a bit sweaty it just wouldn’t work LMAO LOLLOL0XDLMAO LOL

    REEaH SeeREEaH SeeVor Monat
  • It’s not a Molly video without a random car or truck just casually driving by 🤣 ‘oh Molly’s filming right now?? LETS GO BOYS!’

    Grace DevaryGrace DevaryVor Monat
  • We want more stories from your stay at the school of the blinds!

    Cat lover 1987Cat lover 1987Vor Monat
  • From my experience are some disabled schools especially boarding schools with physical disabled students bully each other even more than in a normal school! That’s what a lot of friends told me who went there. That was even so horrible that some students didn’t finished school, cause for some is that school the only possibility to get education!

    Cat lover 1987Cat lover 1987Vor Monat
  • Hi Molly it would be the world to me if you would reply

    HANNAH TAYLORHANNAH TAYLORVor Monat
  • Molly is always beautiful, but in this video, she just looks gorgeous

    I'm a potatoI'm a potatoVor Monat
  • wait why are the views going down

    Annelisse NajjarAnnelisse NajjarVor Monat
  • I doubt you will ever see this, but I am considered legally blind in one eye, and I have horrible eyesight in the other eye (lasik eye surgery will not correct my vision) . I am absolutely terrified of going blind one day (my optometrist has told me that is a large possibility). Right now I am a medical student, my goal is to help other individuals who are in need, by becoming a doctor, and I am so so scared I will not be able to accomplish my dream job if I have this disability. I am truly scared that I will not be able to fulfill my goal and work in that position. But you have made me feel so much better about this disability, and I thank you so much for shining a light on it, having a disability makes you special and should never be considered a negative thing, thank you for share your story and being a beautiful light in this world, its truly amazing. Although I will continue to fight to earn my dream job, I am not as scared as I once was about the possibly of having this disability. Thank you. ❤️

    Michaela HonlMichaela HonlVor Monat
  • just fyi in the US we call it first grade rather than grade one. ;) small technicality. love your vids, thanks for always sharing!!

    gee magee maVor Monat
  • Your hair!! It looks so good 😍

    Amanda M.Amanda M.Vor Monat
  • John smith

    Lil TierLil TierVor Monat
  • Love you Molly🧅

    Kim LeeKim LeeVor Monat
  • Hello molly my name is Taylor and I am a currently student who goes to the school for the blind in Brantford I just want to say thank you for doing a video I love the school when I walk the halls I think my idol walked these hall so thanks so much

    Taylor LynnTaylor LynnVor Monat
  • How I wish there was someone like you around when I was growing up . I was the only legally blind student in my school in the 70's and I was bullied from 6th to 9th grade . Nobody understood what I was going through or knew how to help me . I thank God I got through it and am now a physiotherapist mother of 3 amazing daughters . Love your content about blind issues . You are great and so inspiring ❤

    מרים גרסוןמרים גרסוןVor Monat
  • 22:22 you did talk about that in your video about the Ellen show

    Joanna LiwanagJoanna LiwanagVor Monat
  • My worst year was Grade 9. I was diagnosed with a serious mental illness which changed my life forever. Other kids bullied me and so did teachers. Like Molly has said in her videos, you never know what someone is going through. Everyone has their struggles. In my opinion, there is absolutely NO excuse for bullying.

    AmyAmyVor Monat
    • I was going to an amazing private school that literally had no bullying problems* when I was diagnosed a deadly medical condition that still affects my life to this day. Being there when I was diagnosed was an absolute blessing since I was accepted anyway and everyone was so helpful, not only in my my grade, but in all the other grades. Everyone pulled together whenever someone had a need. When I moved and had to go to a public school, I was bullied BAD for being sick. Ugh. *In 7th grade, a fuckwit who bullied me when I went to a public school before that private school was put into my private school by his parents when he got expelled from public school. He picked back up on trying to bully me, and the private school addressed it immediately. When his parents didn't do jack about him bullying me, he was expelled from that private school since they didn't mess around when it came to bullying.

      Noelle Alexandria NoelleXandria on Insta-OnlyfansNoelle Alexandria NoelleXandria on Insta-OnlyfansVor 13 Tage
  • Whenever Molly talks about schooling in Canada she needs to be careful because it's not the same in all provinces. Maybe say schooling in Ontario instead, because as a Montrealer there's no such thing as junior/senior kindergarten and we don't have a grade 12.

    CarlyCarlyVor Monat
  • I have a special needs blind sister, and she loved her blind school, she went till she was older, and then went to a day program for years, sadly the program she went to started not taking care of her, she has no control of her bladder and they weren't taking her to the bathroom to change, and she wasn't standing up for herself so she would sit in her piss for way to long, plus they wouldn't get her water, so she was dehydrated, and cause she didn't understand how important it was, we didn't know until she was in the hospital, she almost died of a bladder infection that gave her stones, which cause of things she had to get a surgery to remove, it was a whole year of "lets hope my sister doesn't die" she might have if it weren't for how the extremely rare thing of they just, desolved on there own within a few days and we saw that on the hours before surgery scan. she went to that place for like 8 years, then they just, stopped taking care of her

    Princess Aurora 11Princess Aurora 11Vor Monat
  • How many guide dogs write your school

    Mallory WheelerMallory WheelerVor Monat
  • That is literally the same at my private school there like oh what is thrown some autistic kids and deaf kids

    Mallory WheelerMallory WheelerVor Monat
  • Hi! I'm from Canada, too (PEI) and we only have 1 kindergarten! I did my masters degree in Ontario where I learned that the education system across Canada is surprisingly inconsistent!

    Jessica WilliamsJessica WilliamsVor Monat
  • Molly, when you say that the teachers "read Braille", can you clarify if they were doing this with their eyes or their hands? I guess I assume some t archers were blind or visually impaired and some were sighted, so maybe this varies. But I would be interested to know if sighted teachers, when tasked to learn Braille, learned how to read visually a pattern of dots as if it were a code typeface, OR, if they actually adapted to tactile reading.

    Catherine RichCatherine RichVor Monat
    • She talks about it in another video but most sighted teachers read the brail by looking at it

      Miss_T_MoMiss_T_MoVor Monat
  • My vision is something like 20/400 without my glasses... thankfully I can be corrected back to 20/20 currently (though that is close to no longer being possible, if my eyes continue to worsen). I was once asked by my work when I couldn't find my glasses if I could just come in without them... Like. Bruh. If glasses were not a thing, I would be legally blind. I cannot function in society without them (as I do not have experience navigating the world without them like you do). I am not allowed to operate a vehicle without them. I cannot come to work. If I could even find the building I would be utterly incapable of doing my job once I was there.

    PalitatoPalitatoVor Monat
  • I had no idea that bullying would even be a thing in a school for the blind.

    Pnut N41Pnut N41Vor Monat
    • I would love both a q and a and a separate video about hood in a school for the blind

      Pnut N41Pnut N41Vor Monat
  • Omg- Mc Donald’s has a school for the blind?... This is a joke

    Arabi ScreamzArabi ScreamzVor Monat
  • Not all of Canada has junior and senior kindergarten. I am Canadian and this is news to me. I grew up in Alberta and my child is being raised in BC and this is not a thing in either of these provinces.

    Jubilee Creates Something AmazingJubilee Creates Something AmazingVor Monat
  • Canadian here! I grew up in both Quebec and Alberta. I've never heard of Sr and Jr Kindergarten! I think that may be something unique to the Oakville area?

    Tea With ChrissieTea With ChrissieVor Monat
  • I am from Canada and we only have 1 part of kindergarten. But I am also from bc

    Its_ava_ JIts_ava_ JVor Monat
  • So... I went from the video about Gallop's retirement, managed to dry my tears while watching the Christmas dress-up pet video, and... Now I'm crying again. 😅🥺

    KKDynamic22KKDynamic22Vor Monat
  • I have a Yearbook student who is legally blind. I am wondering how you might help me help him be successful. His computer does make words big enough for him to read. He is so excited about working on the yearbook, almost to the point of overwhelming. Confession: I hate disappointing him when he has ideas because they don't work visually. I want to be an encourager, but I'm feeling really at a loss

    Linda McDonaldLinda McDonaldVor Monat
  • My brother went to w Ross Mcdonald for 5 years. 2 years as a day student and boarding student for 3

    Ava EarlesAva EarlesVor Monat
  • I was suprised when you said Canada has only 1 or 2 schools for the blind. I'm going to be a special education teacher (visual impairment and learning disabilities) and here in Hungary we also have only 1 or 2 schools for the blind so I thought oh there in Canada there should be a lot. But I guess everyone finds inclusion a better choice?

    AJ_LandonAJ_LandonVor Monat
  • pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee do more stories I really want to hear more about your school for the blind and miss teen Canada

    Ava MercadanteAva MercadanteVor Monat
  • Definately thought u were wearing a bald cap when this video started lol

    The Kode WordThe Kode WordVor Monat
  • I thought the truck was some creepy music

    Celso MiguelCelso MiguelVor Monat
  • I'm new here so there might already be one! But I'm really curious what things you use/have/life hacks that are regular and totally normal for you being blind, that seeing people don't use or have. For instance, phones have the flashing light as a way for deaf people to see they have notifications (how do blind people navigate smart phones with there being minimal buttons, tips/tricks for how you cook, etc.)

    Mia ChavezMia ChavezVor Monat
  • Great, does this mean we can make fun of Oakville now? Asking for Burlington. LoL.

    Jock McBileJock McBileVor Monat
  • I didnt go to the school for the blind, but I do know it has a few sister schools also in Ontario for learning disabilitys, and the deaf. I went to the one for learning disabilitys in London Ontraio called Amethyst. They had rule where no mater how close u lived u had to stay the night. I lived 20 minutes a way and I still had to stay the night. It shared the building with Robarts school for the deaf. Robarts was more like ur school and if u lived close enough u could go home for the night. We didnt share classes at all, but we would often run into eachother in the hall or at the pool. Some of them could talk to us and could understand us if we looked straight at them while talking. Some had a little left hearing too. Other could only sign and only understand sign. They usually had someone with them that could translate for them. A lot of the Amethyst kids picked up on a little sign just from being around them. Not enough to have a full conversation, but enough to thank them and what not. Im pretty sure there was one more school just cant remember what for. Another deaf school maybe or learning disability school maybe. The deaf school u could go to for as long or as short as u want, but Amethyst only lets their students stay for 1-2 years and only teaches grades 7-10. I went there for grade 9 and 10 2008-2010. Much like u small classes 5-8 kids to a class. Did 8 classes a semester all year round rather then 4 for half the year. Load Load LOAD firer alarms (with flashing lights) tho bc they had to get the attain of the deaf. I just about peed myself ever time they went off. If my memory is serving me right all the sister schools would get together once a year with their swim teams for a computation. My first year it was at my school, but I think it was at ur school the second year I was there. I remember walking through the hall and there being something (I cant remember what) along the wall to grab or just tough to guild the blind. Knowing me I was probably fascinated bc I have ADHD on top of my learning disability and I love textured stuff. At on point in the pool area I was just leaning up by the wall not thinking about anything when I hear to my left a boy kindly ask me if I can come. I looked saw 3 blind kids using the wall as there guide, apologized and moved out of the way. There were a couple giveaways that they were blind for me even tho. Let me start with Im a big believe u can never tell by looking at someone if they r blind and even tho they never walked into by mistake (likely saw my shadow) I still had a could giveaways. First everyone else was just walking around me. Second the way they had their hands places on the wall. It was not like a sighted person just using it for balance. Idk how to describe it, but they were not leaning on it rather just had there hand on the wall gently to guide them. And third they had the pail pail pail eyes that media would have u believe is what blind eyes look like. I knew every well them that is simply not true tho and the blind can have "normal" eyes, but that also does not mean pail eyes dont happen. Oh and u know how Mollys eyes shake. I know that does not happen to all blind people. but one the kids eyes shaked too. Honestly even if these kids had not been blind I still would have moved for anyone that asked. And yes I can confirm bullying still happens at these schools. Its like come on how we all have a disability here y r we still bullying. But u know kids r will find anything.

    SuperHuggzSuperHuggzVor Monat
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