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The Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma is a place for families and individuals to connect to information when learning about a disability.


The Governor's Office accepts applications for Oklahoma citizens 18 years and older to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma. If you are interested in advocating for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities, complete the Governor's "Get Involved" application here. All decisions on Council membership are made by the governor, and an application does not guarantee appointment. 

  • Disability Activist at New York Fashion Week

    Growing up, Melissa Blake was interested in modeling. Scrolling through pages of fashion magazines, she could not find anyone that looked like her. Blake, who has a genetic bone and muscle disorder and stands a little under 4 feet tall says, "That would have been a game changer for me."Now, Melissa, at age 39, is a fashion role model herself.Recently, she was able to attend the annual Runway of Dreams fashion show which has clothes specifically made for people with disabilities.   Read More...

  • FEMA Disability Stakeholders Call TODAY

    "SAVE THE DATE for FEMA ODIC's Disability Stakeholders CallFEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) is planning a Disability Stakeholders call for Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 1 -2 p.m. Eastern Time.  An invitation will follow.September is National Preparedness Month. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, weather related events and fires, we know disasters and emergencies do not wait for a convenient time to happen.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma Emergency Preparedness

    Did you know it is Emergency Preparedness Month?Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says, "Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fi re and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care for their basic medical needs."It important to continue practicing emergency prepare...  Read More...

  • Blog on Voting by Eric Stoker

    One Vote Now is a place to find information on how to vote in the 2020 election."We collect, gather, and share information to make voting more accessible to everyone. Our website gives you the tools to register to vote. We share how to either request your absentee ballot or make a plan to vote in person and provide resources for researching candidates and issues.The website contains many tools that help people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities participate fully in the electio...  Read More...

  • OK ASPE & OK People First Virtual Conference

    Free registration at https://events.oucpm.org/okapse/. Sessions are limited to the first 300 enrollees. KEYNOTE SPEAKER BARRY WHALEY"Barry Whaley was one of the keynote speakers during the 2020 National APSE Conference. His long term connection with the disability profession led him to knowing many of those connected historically to the movement.   Read More...

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