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For your stay at the BSBP Training Center...
Items to Bring:
Stationery and stamps.
Toiletries and cosmetics.
Sufficient clothing for anticipated length of stay, weather conditions and activities in which you want to participate.
Please do not bring appliances such as irons, hot plates, coffee pots or pets. (Dog guides from approved training programs are allowed).
You are welcome to bring your own voice cassette recorder, T.V., radio, typewriter, etc. You may also want to bring a pair of headphones out of consideration for others.
You are encouraged to bring devices, such as low vision aids, that you use in performing everyday tasks.
You may bring a hair dryer and/or curling iron if under 1500 watts.
Note: Please realize that weapons, illegal drugs, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed within, or on, center property.
Note: The center assumes no responsibility for your personal belongings.
Please bring medical insurance cards such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.
If you participate in a Health Maintenance Organization, please inquire how they want you to handle any medical emergency while you are in Kalamazoo. This information should be related to center staff upon your arrival.
Students taking prescription medication(s) are requested to have prescription(s) filled prior to arrival at the center and to bring with them a supply of medication sufficient to last their anticipated length of stay.
Students who are not independent in self-administration of medications will have their medication(s) administered by center staff. Instruction will be made available so that, when appropriate, the student will become responsible for taking his or her medication(s).
All medication(s) must be appropriately labeled.
Insulin-dependent diabetics should bring insulin and syringes. We also ask that you bring a written copy of your diet.
This service allows for family members to participate, on a limited basis, in the student's ongoing program. Prior arrangements need to be made with center staff. We encourage family members and other significant persons in our students' lives to be involved with this service.
Visitors are welcome during non-class times during the day. We ask that all visitors leave the center by 10:00 p.m.
With the assistance of a recreational therapist, various community-based activities are planned with the students who are participating in center programming.
Banking Services in the Kalamazoo Area:
Many banks are reluctant to cash out-of-town drafts and usually charge a fee for this service. We encourage students to utilize money orders in small amounts for their incidental needs.
For Special Needs or Questions:
Should you have special circumstances that we need to be aware of or if you have any questions, please contact us at (269) 337-3848, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TTY services are available through the Michigan Relay Center by dialing 1-888-864-1212. Then indicate you wish to contact the BSBP Training Center at (269) 337-3848.
This general information is subject to change depending upon student and program needs.
Services are provided equally to students regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or other related factors as stated in Michigan Law Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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