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DDS Invites 800+ Waitlist Families to Regional Meetings

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

For media inquiries, contact:
Ryan Stewart, OKDHS, DDS Communications Coordinator
Phone: 405-549-9188

DDS Invites 800+ Waitlist Families to Regional Meetings
Third round of PossABLE meetings connect applicants with resource specialists

Oklahoma Human Services DDS Division Director Beth Scrutchins speaks at PossABLE events.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (May 2, 2023) — Oklahoma Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) division expands regional family meetings invitations to cohort 5, or families who applied between February 2016 and May 2019.

The meetings, called PossABLE, will be held in Oklahoma City and Broken Arrow in May and June. The meetings help families transitioning off the waitlist meet with DDS staff, interact with providers and learn about the eligibility process.

More than 600 Oklahomans have attended a regional family meeting.

“Families who joined the waitlist five to seven years ago are now being invited to attend these meetings to ask questions and meet with resource specialists,” said Beth Scrutchins, DDS Division Director. “We continue to stay on track to end the wait and want to families to know Oklahoma Human Services is here to help.”

Registration is required to attend.

Upcoming sessions (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.):

  • May 24 in Oklahoma City     
  • May 25 in Broken Arrow
  • June 28 in Oklahoma City
  • June 29 in Broken Arrow

A $100 stipend is available for families who need to offset travel costs or hire a caregiver. Families who have attended previous meetings can register but will not receive the stipend.

Call 844-944-9301 or visit to sign up, receive location details and learn about the stipend.

If a family who applied for DDS services between April 2012 and January 2016 did not receive an invitation, they will need to update their contact information at

If you applied after May 2019, you will be notified of meetings in the future when your group comes up for services. If you are uncertain of your application date, please contact or call 405-521-6268.

Last Modified on May 02, 2023
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