Tag Archives: VESID

Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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From Compliant to Complaint: Moving the I


An activist is someone who takes action to fix a problem while everybody else walks around it and complains. My friend Arleen and I—and thousands of other people—went to the Fourth of July concert at the NYS Fair grounds.  Arleen went to use … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions 2


Can a sixty-three-year-old divorced male on Social Security receive Food Stamps? Food Stamps have nothing to do with age, marital status or sex.  They are awarded based on poverty so, yes, your Social Security payments may be so low that you qualify … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions


Is VESID a good thing? Maybe.  Conceptionally, VESID (NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities) is a great idea.  Putting it into practice falls on human beings with various levels of competence.  In Syracuse, VESID appears to be doing … Continue reading

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“Tabula Rasa” by VESID (part III)


So my CAP counselor and I come up with a game plan.  We will ask VESID to have my writing evaluated to see if it is marketable.  The evaluators should be either publishers or published writers.  The university—wherein they march to … Continue reading

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“Tabula Rasa” by VESID (part II)


[Recommended reading:  “Why no prayers for Bishop Long’s accusers?” at http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/10/01/granderson.bishop.long/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn%5D Then I call up the counselor and ask her if she has any experience working with people who have learning disabilities.  ‘No,’ she says, then she changes it to ‘yes, … Continue reading

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