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School for the Blind celebrates 15th Western Heritage Day at Silver Spur Western Lodge in Haskell

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Look out Haskell! Here come the Oklahoma School for the Blind students on Wednesday, September 27, for their 15th Western Heritage Day.

The event will be sponsored by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association and Roy and Rose Anna Webb from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Spur Western  Lodge. 

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Oklahoma School for the Blind

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Spaghetti and meatballs will top the menu and the plates on Tuesday, September 26, when the Oklahoma School for the Blind partners with Muskogee Masonic Lodge #28 to host their annual fundraiser.

The public is invited to attend from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bedouin Shrine Center at 201 S. 6th Street in Muskogee.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf senior RyJan Reininger from Midwest City and second-grade teacher Pamela Fylstra from Sulphur are OSD’s Deaf Awareness Week spokespersons.

School for the Deaf selects Deaf Awareness Week spokespersons

SULPHUR, Okla. -- Governor Kevin Stitt issued an official proclamation recognizing September 18 through 24th as Deaf Awareness Week in Oklahoma.

"Deaf Awareness Week is a way to raise awareness on issues, people, and culture relating to Deaf community,” OSD Superintendent Dr. Heather Laine said. 

Free police communication cards distributed for Deaf Awareness Week Sept 18-24

Oklahoma City – September 18 marks the start of Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated each year in Oklahoma and internationally during the last full week in September. 

This year, Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff will distribute free laminated cards designed to improve communication between drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing and law enforcement officers.

DRS 30 Anniversary - join the celebration!

July 1, 1993, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services became an independent agency with its sole focus on serving people with disabilities.

We will celebrate this milestone with memories of the past, activities and information in the present and hope for the future. Join us on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DRS State Office parking lot, 3535 NW 58th Street, Oklahoma City.

Come Home to DRS - Celebrating 30 Years of Extraordinary People this celebration will have a carnival theme with games, prizes, food trucks, fall decorations and entertainment.

To help us plan, we ask that everyone register at the DRS website.


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3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

(800) 487-4042 to find the office nearest you
(800) 845-8476 Toll Free
(405) 951-3400 Main Office

Altus student succeeds in summer work program

ALTUS, Okla. – Sabrina Bertram from Altus successfully completed a statewide summer employment program that led to paychecks and valuable work experience through the BEST STEP summer employment program.

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation ServicesTransition program and OU National Center for Disability Education and Training’s Pre-Employment Transition Services offered BEST STEP for students with disabilities free of charge in 27 cities across the state in June and July. 

Youth with disabilities celebrate completion of summer work program

BETHANY, Okla. – Twenty-two young interns with disabilities celebrated their completion of a statewide summer employment program that led to paychecks, valuable work experience and permanent jobs for many from the Bethany and Putnam City areas.

Families and friends attended a completion ceremony on July 14 at Bethany Public Library where interns received awards for their successes in the program.

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services celebrates 30 years

OKLAHOMA CITY – With the stroke of a pen Governor David Walters signed legislation that created a brand-new state agency united to serve Oklahomans with disabilities.

On July 1, 1993, this legislation established the independent Department of Rehabilitation Services and transferred all present-day programs from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

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