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  • Provides advocacy, education and awareness about mental health issues as well as support groups and a toll-free help line offering free referrals, information and support. www.namioklahoma.org

  • Provides employment and job training programs for Oklahomans with disabilities as well as other resources. www.odc.ok.gov

  • Provides mental health and substance abuse services including prevention and crisis care. http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health_/Community_Mental_Health_Centers/Mental_Health_Centers_by_City

  • Provides a system of protection and advocacy for persons with disabilities including legal services and legal education. www.okdlc.org

  • Assists family caregivers in the location of respite services in their area. Also offers respite vouchers up to $400 for three months to eligible families. www.caregiver.org/oklahoma-respite-resource-network-orrn

  • Systems of Care is a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and other support services organized through coordinated networks to meet the multiple and changing needs of children, adolescents and their families with a serious emotional disturbance. http://ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health_/Children,_Youth,_and_Family_Services/Systems_of_Care

  • Provides assistive technology and other special education resources for children with special needs. www.ok.gov/abletech

  • Provides on-site consultations, technical assistance and complete AT assessments for school districts. www.theoatc.org

  • Provides research, education and service for individuals with autism and their families while respecting individual preferences and promoting community inclusion. www.okautism.org

  • OCCC presents Parsons Dance which will present an autism-friendly daytime performance of modern dance with modified lights and sound, on March 28, 2019. This relaxed performance allows students to have the freedom to express themselves and react openly while watching…

  • Promotes quality services and programs that enable persons with developmental disabilities to realize increased independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in the community. The Council also maintains the Justin A. McCurry Library & Resource Center. www.okddc.ok.gov

  • Connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families and professionals to services and supports in their communities including support groups and more. www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

  • Provides rental assistance. www.ohfa.org

  • Provides teens who are living independently with life skills assesment, tutoring and life skills training. http://www.okdhs.org/services/il/Pages/default.aspx

  • Promotes statewide issue initiatives addressing critical issues that aim to improve the lives of children and families in Oklahoma. www.oica.org

  • Connects professionals and families of children and adults with disabilities so they can share and learn from one another through provider directories, online support groups and more. www.okparentnetwork.org

  • Provides parent workshops, referrals, individual assistance with educational issues and a toll-free parent information line. www.oklahomaparentscenter.org

  • Provides highly-trained facilitators and mediators to assist school districts and parents in developing effective IEPs for children with disabilities. www.ok.gov/abletech/Special_Education_Resolution_Center

  • Oklahoma School for the Blind is a fully accredited school that offers a complete educational program, tuition free, for blind and visually impaired students from pre-school through high school. Instruction is provided in traditional academic subjects, as well as orientation…

  • Works to ensure children that are deaf or hard of hearing have all the same opportunities to be successful in a safe, barrier-free environment. www.osd.k12.ok.us