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November 2022 Commission Agenda and Packet

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

or

Meeting link
Telephone: 669-254-5252
Webinar ID: 161 424 9845


Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.


Officers elected to Rehabilitation Services Commission

Oklahoma City – Audiologist, author and researcher Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., CCC-A, from Edmond, was recently elected chair of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.

The Commission governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. DRS annually serves nearly 83,000 Oklahomans with disabilities through employment, independent living and educational programs, and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.


Students to compete Nov 2 at School for the Blind’s Cane Quest

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Thirty-eight contestants have registered to compete in the 10th annual Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest competition hosted by Oklahoma School for the Blind.

Cane Quest will take place from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.


Oklahoma Transition Institute to focus Nov 1-2 on education, employment success for students with disabilities

OKLAHOMA CITY - Educators, parents, rehabilitation leaders, advocates and students are invited to the 17th annual Oklahoma Transition Institute to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 1 and 2.

OTI, hosted by the Oklahoma Transition Council, will focus on best practices, resources and collaboration to empower high school students with disabilities successfully transition to post-secondary education and employment.


School for the Blind FCCLA officers attend 2022 Lead training

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Three Oklahoma School for the Blind students recently attended the 2022 Lead Chapter Officer Training Conference. 

Angel Cozort, Julio Valdez and Aislinn Popejoy are members of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, which hosted the Lead Conference at Stoney Creek Hotel in Broken Arrow.


White cane users to celebrate White Cane Safety Awareness Day Oct 14 in downtown OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY – White cane users with visual disabilities and sighted supporters will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 14 with a stroll through the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the event host, invites participants to gather in front of the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library located at 300 Park Avenue.


School for the Blind students to celebrate White Cane Safety Awareness Day

Muskogee, Okla. - Oklahoma School for the Blind will celebrate White Cane Safety Awareness Day starting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, in Muskogee.

The school’s event will be held before national White Cane Safety Awareness Day, which is typically observed every year on October 15. 



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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

 

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DRS promotes Disability Employment Awareness Month in October

OKLAHOMA CITY – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in recognition of the critical part workers with disabilities play in a diverse and productive workforce.

The 2022 NDEAM theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”

School for the Blind headed to Haskell for Western Heritage Day Sept 28

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Blind students are headed to Haskell for their 14th Western Heritage Day. After a two-year break, the event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at Silver Spur Western Lodge.

“Western Heritage Day is fun!” Miracle Jones, an OSB Transition student from Spiro. “I like the stagecoach rides best.” 

School for the Deaf mascot named spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week Sept 18-24

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf senior Ashlei Miller from Ardmore is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from September 18 through 24.

According to 2019 U.S. Census-based estimates, 194,000 Oklahomans, all ages, or 5.0 percent have hearing disabilities.


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