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Council Partnerships

Our Self-Advocacy Trainings strenghten the self-advocacy movement in Oklahoma and equip self-advocates with skills in leadership and advocacy.


The Oklahoma Community of Practice for Supporting Families collaborates on efforts to support families throughout the lifespan of their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families principles.

This collaboration between Sooner SUCCESS and the Council will expand the current respite options for families across Oklahoma.


This collaboration between the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma and the Council will develop a pilot program to empower Oklahoma employers in supporting workplace accommodations for employees with autism.


Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) work towards supporting employees with integrated competive employment.



This project closely aligns with the DDCO mission by creating systems change in the identification of and service provision of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. The project is family‐centered and designed to promote inclusion for children with autism.             

OAALA is an advocacy training to train individuals interested in advocating on issues related to aging.



Council Trainings

PIP is an 8 weekend disability advocacy training for parents of children with a disability, adults with a disability, and professionals in the field of developmental disabilities or related field. The goal of PIP is to provide the skills needed to engage effectively with legislators, state and/or local policymakers, and others to advocate for change.

YLF is a 5 day leadership training program for high school students with a disability. Participants work together to learn skills needed to advocate for themselves after high school is over. Participants stay on a college campus, discuss and practice leadership skills in collaborative games, meet legislators, and begin their leadership plan.

The mission of Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) is to increase expectations for competitive employment and increase knowledge of local, state, and federal resources to support the employment of the youth/young adults who have disabilities.


Person-Centered Thinking is a set of values, skills, and tools used in Person Centered Planning to personalize individual supports and services for a person.



DDCO annually sets aside funds in a this fund to assist individuals, familes, and professionals in the field of developmental  disabilities to participate in conferences, workshops, trainings and short-term educational programs.


Other Trainings from DDCO

DDCO works to inform and educate individuals with disabilities, families, professionals in the disability field, advocacy groups, policymakers and the general public on various topics related to disability, free of charge. Staff members can create and deliver customized trainings for organizations, schools, and other groups.

Last Modified on Dec 22, 2023
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