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March 2021 Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service 

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:30am
Video Conferencing

Public Link to the Commission Meeting
Telephone: 1-253-215-8782 Webinar ID: 978 4204 1145

Four to be honored Monday in anticipation of People with Disabilities Awareness Day 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY — Four Oklahomans will be honored Monday in an early celebration of People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

Oklahoma’s virtual People with Disabilities Awareness Day is set for Tuesday, and to mark the event, the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services will honor four people who have excelled at pursuing independent lives.

The four are clients or students receiving services from the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and will be honored during the Commission’s online meeting Monday. People wishing to attend the event that begins at 10:30 a.m. can do so by Zoom.

OK School for the Deaf offers adaptive equipment for Oklahomans with hearing or speech communication needs

Telephone and assistive equipment is available for eligible Oklahomans who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and those with speech communication needs through the Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Equipment Distribution Program. 

This adaptive equipment is free or at little cost for those who meet the guidelines of the program. The equipment program is located on OSD’s main campus in Sulphur.

January Is Braille Literacy Month

Oklahoma City – Literacy -- the ability to read and write effectively — is critical to successful education, employment and quality of life, whether a person is writing a report or emailing a friend. 

For those who are blind, learning to read and write in braille can provide access to the same opportunities.

DRS Executive Director awards announced

Executive Director Melinda Fruendt, of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Executive Director's Award. 

Fruendt honored Lyuda Polyun, policy development and program standard's administrator, and Stephanie Roe, DRS project coordinator.

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