State-Funded Community Integrated Employment services are provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities sixteen years of age or older who are not eligible to participate in waiver-funded vocational services.
This program promotes independence through paid work and training activities in the community.
Services include assessment, individual and group job placement training and ongoing supports by a certified job coach in a community business.
Applications for CIE services should be directed to the provider agencies who contract with Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS).
Please contact the Employment Programs Officer in your respective area:
Area 1 (Serving Oklahoma City Metro area and west of I-35):
Gwen Ferguson - 405-982-3223
Area 2 (Tulsa and east of I-35):
Jennifer Upshaw - (918)691-4558
Area 3 (south of I-40; or I-240 in the metro):
Debbie Sims - (405) 982-2473
- Applicant’s birth certificate
Psychological Evaluation (if available)
Individualized Education Plan – IEP (if applicable)