IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Louisiana Center for the Blind: 800-234-4166 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. central)
Eric Guillory: 318-245-2157 (evenings and weekends)
Bre Brown: 304-203-3832 (evenings and weekends)
Apartment Manager: 318-497-1567 (evenings and weekends)
WHEN TO BE HERE: Sunday, June 18, 2017 between 1:00 and 4:00p.m.
WHERE TO BE: LCB Education Center - Conference Center,
504 E. Mississippi Ave.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
June 18 Arrive in Ruston
July 10 - July 16 NFB Convention in Orlando, Florida
August 11-12 Graduation Ceremonies/Family Weekend
STEP PROGRAM THINGS TO BRING
- Bedding for single bed (sheets, pillowcase, pillow, blanket, bedspread)
- Towels and washcloths (at least 5 of each)
- Bathing suit
- Casual clothes (7-10 outfits)
- Dress outfits (business casual [e.g., polo shirt and khakis for week-long convention and work experience in second half of program)
- Comfortable shoes (tennis shoes are a must for some outdoor activities and cane travel classes)
- Dress shoes
- Toiletries (soap, deodorant, shampoo, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, etc.)
- Any medications (clearly labeled)
- State identification (at the very least, a photo-ID of some sort) for our flight to Orlando and identification if a visit to a medical clinic is ever warranted)
PLEASE NOTE: Radios, music players, clocks, cell phones, notetakers, computers, favorite games, etc. are permitted; however, the Louisiana Center for the Blind will not be responsible for any loss or damage. The Louisiana Center for the Blind will cover all necessary fees for activities. Students may wish to bring spending money for snacks or shopping. Students will receive a stipend for food at convention, but they may want to bring money for other items.
Business casual is appropriate dress for most of convention and during the work experience portion of the program after convention (e.g., polo shirt and khakis). However, each student must have an outfit suitable for attending the banquet at the close of convention (e.g., evening dress, suit and tie).
T-shirts, blue jeans, shorts, or sandals are all permissible as casual attire when in classes. However, care should be taken that chosen outfits are not inappropriately revealing or do not contain explicit or otherwise inappropriate messages. The importance of having comfortable tennis shoes for cane travel and other walking activities cannot be overstated.