Ok, so the whole scary thing about independant living skills is really overrated.As long as you have money, assist with your household's chores before you move out, and do all of the chores, you have a good understanding of how to manage a home, and will be ok for the most part. I would highly advise against blindness schools though, very little is actually taught there, and what you gain isn't really worth what you lose. I mean seriously.The school I attended, they'd collect your cell phones, so you are without a private and direct contact to your family except weekends, not allow you to keep and take your own medications, not allow you to leave school grounds at any time unaccompanied. I actually heard the principal wanted some students to stay in boarding school, and wouldn't let some blind kids leave with their families for the holidays. How fucked up is that? And the school I attended actually was a good blind school. compared to others, so I can't imagine what a bad one is like. Even allowing students as young as 5/6 be a boarding school is a majorly fucked up thing. That kid basicly is raised as an orphin, and that probably would be an extremely traumatic experience. Most sighted children live with their families until college.
As for imigration, forget it. Immigrants in the States are always used as a scapegoat by republicans when there are any sort of issues in the country, and a significant number of people buy it.
A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."