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  • How-To's by ABLE Tech

    ABLE Tech directly supports individuals with a disability with assistive technology devices. They have full versions of 'How - To's' that are full sheet versions, low vision versions, and downloadable instructions on how you can make YOUR own assistive technology!The How - To's list the materials needed, the price of the whole project, and the directions. Here are some How - To's you can try at home that include subjects like Community, Education, and Employment!Adapted ...  Read More...

  • Disability Awareness Ribbon

    All over the world, there have been requests for someone to design a Disability Awareness Ribbon for all those who were and are effected. These requests are going to Disability World - an independent disability news source that covers many series of subjects. If you would like to suggest or send ideas to Disability World for the Disability Awareness Ribbon, you can visit https://www.disabled-world.com/info/contact.php. Include the following information:Your description for a ribbo...  Read More...

  • How to Demonstrate Thoughtfulness During a Pandemic

    These are daunting and unusual times the world is facing right now. There are many emotions each of us are going through to survive the day. Although this pandemic has been an easy ride for some, most have been experiencing darkness, loneliness, and uncertainty.The University of The People have written an article on how to demonstrate thoughtfulness during a pandemic.   Read More...

  • OSU Orange Book Club Going Virtual

    Oklahoma State University’s Orange Book Club by the Institute of Developmental Disabilities is going virtual starting September 2020. This new online format will provide new opportunities for intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn, and make new friends online across Oklahoma. Adults with developmental disabilities are welcome to join and read, regardless of their ability to read. Each club will have a trained facilitator, OSU student co-facilitator, and 6 book club...  Read More...

  • CDC Toolkits for Health Professionals & Departments

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a communication toolkit to help public health professionals, health departments, community organizations, and healthcare systems. This toolkit will reach populations who may need COVID-19 prevention messaging in their native languages. The toolkit provides:·         Current messaging from a trusted source;·         Information in plain language available for downloadi...  Read More...

  • Tips for Raising Kids with Disabilities with Zach Anner

    Kristina Kuzmic and Zach Anner have been friends for about 10 years. Kristina and Zach are both YouTubers who come together to talk about tips to help raise your kids with disabilities. Zach Anner, who has Cerebal Palsy, is a writer on the ABC show called ‘Speechless.’ Here are Zach’s 4 tips.1. Be okay with watching your kid struggle.Zach gives and example about when his mom would let him put on his socks independently.   Read More...

  • Financial Independence with STABLE

    If you have been following this week’s posts, you know that STABLE accounts represent an incredible opportunity for people to save money. A STABLE account allows individuals with developmental disabilities to hold tax-advantaged savings accounts, much like the OK College Savings Plan.STABLE accounts are administered by the Ohio State Treasurer’s Office. The official name for Oklahoma’s program is OK STABLE. Previously, persons using SSI could not hold more than $2000 ...  Read More...

  • Stitt Announces Volunteer Program Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Gov. Kevin Stitt announced a volunteer program that will connect Oklahomans with their community once health officials determine it is safe and appropriate to do so. It is a collaboration between Stitt and The Oklahoma State Department of Health.   Read More...

  • Why Voting Is Important

    Voting was not always a default right for all Americans. Article 1 of the Constitution determined that members of the Senate and House of Representatives would both be elected directly by popular vote. The president, however, would be elected not by direct vote, but rather by the Electoral College.   Read More...

  • Complete Your Census2020!

    Impact your community by taking the 2020 Census today. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Did you know...Each year, Census data informs federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, highway construction, and education.The United States population grew 9.7% between 2000 and 2010, from 281,421,906 to 308,745,538.As a re...  Read More...

  • Survey on Social Connectedness and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Opportunities to Participate - Survey on Social Connectedness and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting a survey on how wireless technology can be used to create and maintain social connections for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Click on the link below or copy and paste this link into y...  Read More...

  • Safe Voting

    As the Coronavirus situation unfolds, there are so many changes being made daily. Oklahoma will hold an election on June 30th that includes a question on expanding Medicaid. If you are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19 because of your age, disability, or underlying health conditions, you may decide to request an absentee ballot.   Read More...

  • Staying Safe in the Community from CLL

    Center for Learning and Leadership has provided a Focus Fact regarding staying safe in your community.CLL says, "Even though different areas of the country and state are in the process of opening up public places like restaurants and stores, there is still no vaccine or cure for COVID-19.  Many people with disabilities may be at greater risk of getting very sick from the virus. The American Red Cross has shared simple, evidence-based steps to stay safe and keep others safe from COVID-1...  Read More...

  • Social Distancing with Liz from AUCD

    We are entering a confusing new phase of reopening some restaurants, businesses, and shared community spaces. This reopening will look different in different places. Liz Weintraub of AUCD has made a plain language video about ways to stay safe from COVID-19 through physical (social) distancing as the places we live begin reopening.   Read More...

  • Advocate for Change

    You have the power to change how decision makers support people with mental health conditions. Your personal story can change hearts and the minds of policymakers. NAMI's advocates have helped pass federal parity laws and mental health reform, expanded coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and fought back attempts to end patient protections."Your engagement powers our impact with policymakers."To join and take action, you can:1.   Read More...

  • Mental Health Month - Why Care?

    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) tells us why we should care about mental health and ways we can make a difference. “The WhyCare? campaign is an opportunity to share the importance of mental health treatment, support and services to the millions of people affected by mental illness. Care has the power to make a life-changing impact on those affected by mental health conditions.   Read More...

  • NACDD Invites You to Join The Advocacy Campaign of The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

    NACDD invites you to join the advocacy campaign of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) regarding hospital visitation policy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In addition to formally adding your organizational support, we have also created a national petition for which anyone can add their name and organization to support this just cause.There are number of ways to be engaged:1. Encourage your constituents to contact their loc...  Read More...

  • Record an Oral History

    Have you ever wanted to record the stories your family members or friends tell about their childhoods, but never really had the time? The Oklahoma Historical Society has shared the below message with us and we wanted to share!"Now is your chance to make that wish a reality. Oral histories are audio or video recordings of people that detail their lives, the lives of their families, their work, places they lived, town histories, military service, and life in general.   Read More...

  • Zoom Meeting on Stimulus Checks and Adults with Disabilities and ABLE

    Zoom Meeting on Stimulus Checks and Adults with disabilities and ABLETime: Apr 17, 2020 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://financialguide.zoom.us/j/9536660931 Meeting ID: 953 666 0931One tap mobile+16699006833,,9536660931# US (San Jose)+13462487799,,9536660931# US (Houston) Dial by your location        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 301 715 8592 US&n...  Read More...

  • Reaching Out to Your Elders While Maintaining Social Distancing

    From the UChicago News, Sociologist Kathleen Cagney, speaks on how isolating the elderly might have affects on their physical and mental health. Now is the time to reach out to family, friends, and neighbors who may be vulnerable.“Think about organizing something—even small changes, like leaving a note under the door or in the mailbox,” said Prof. Kathleen Cagney From the University of Chicago.   Read More...

  • Houseparty!

    Have a ‘Houseparty’ with your friends and family!Houseparty is an app you can download to connect with your friends and family.1. Download the app.2. Sign up/ sign in3.   Read More...

  • Netflix Parties during Isolation!

    Quarantine and chill?Just because you're social distancing in response to coronavirus doesn't mean you and your friends have to forgo your movie nights or TV watch parties.Thanks to a Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party, groups of friends can get together virtually and watch their favorite Netflix titles on their computers at the same time. The extension also comes with a chat room, so you can share your reactions to the programs as you watch.In order to participate, all you nee...  Read More...

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