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April 2021 Commission Meeting

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Service
State Office

Link to the Commission Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/97226928847
Telephone: 1-669-900-9128 
Webinar ID: 972 2692 8847

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:30am


Oklahoma School for the Blind awards regional Braille Challenge® prizes

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –– Thirty-two contestants competed for medals and prizes during the 2021 Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge® hosted by Oklahoma School for the Blind.

Eleven participated for the first time. 


Masonic Charity Foundation funds senior hearing aids through School for the Deaf grant

EDMOND, Okla. – A donation by the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma will provide hearing aids to low income seniors through a second, generous grant to Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

 “OSD is proud to be the home of the statewide Equipment Distribution Program,” Chris Dvorak, OSD superintendent, said. “We are grateful for the continued generosity the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has shown for this very important service to seniors across this state.”


Achievers earn DRS People with Disabilities Awareness Day awards

Oklahoma City – The Commission for Rehabilitation Services launched the 26th People with Disabilities Awareness Day with an awards ceremony honoring four Oklahomans. 

The Commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which last year served 76,134 Oklahomans with disabilities.


OK School for the Deaf selected to field test language development apps in nationwide study

SULPHUR, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf has been selected as one of eight schools nationwide to field test AvePM, a suite of eight apps that track language development in students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Apps, or applications, are a type of software written for computers or mobile devices that enable users to perform various tasks.


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.


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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