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  • NASCAR Driver with Autism

    20-year-old, Armani Williams, is the first NASCAR driver to openly having autism. On August 11th, 2020, he celebrated his first top 10 finish at his home track at Michigan International Speedway going 190 to 200 mph.Williams says, “The adrenaline rush kicks in. You just hope the car can hold up through the entry and through the center,” Williams said.   Read More...

  • Share Your Experience During COVID-19

    The Nisonger Center at the Ohio State University prepared a survey for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They ask people with I/DD share their experiences during COVID-19.  NASDDDS has been asked to share the following survey link for people in all states with lived experience with I/DD. The survey is presented in plain language and is intended for adults over age 18.  Final results of the survey will be made available through the Ohio State University....  Read More...

  • Social Distance Dance Off

    6-year-old, Kira Neely, has a dance off with her grandfather while staying 6 feet apart. Though hugs are off the table during COVID-19, Kira finds a way to hang out with her “Papa” by having a heartwarming dance-off. Mom, Sherrie Neely, says her and Kira live across from her parents in Nashville. Kira is used to spending a lot of time with her grandparents.   Read More...

  • STABLE Your Quality of Life

    STABLE accounts can pay for a variety of expenses related to maintaining the health, independence, and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Below, are examples of expenses that can be considered “Qualified Disability Expenses,” or QEDs.  QEDs must relate to the disability and are to help maintain or improve health, independence, or quality of life. Assistive TechnologyFinancial Management ServicesMedical/Health Care/Wellness ExpensesHousingBasic Livin...  Read More...

  • 2 Short Films Featuring People with IDD

    Here are two short films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from Sproutflix. 1.       “Willowbrook: the Last Great Disgrace”This 1972 Peabody Award winner focused on an institution located in Staten Island, NY. The film, with reporter, Geraldo Rivera, was one of the first exposes on local television. As a result of its airing on WABC-TV, the manner of treating people with disabilities was forever changed.http://sprout...  Read More...

  • Virtual Grand Canyon Star Party 2020, June 13-20

    Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Conservancy invite you to the Virtual Grand Canyon Star Party 2020, June 13-20! While the on-site event at Grand Canyon National Park has been cancelled on both rims due to concerns over COVID-19 this year, the park will bring the wonders of the night sky into the virtual realm through a series of video premieres on the park's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/252511419184647/. Each evening from June 13-20, Grand Canyon National Pa...  Read More...

  • Things To Do in OKC While Social Distancing

    Things are starting to open back up here in Oklahoma! However, CDC still recommends we all social distance to be safe. Here are a few activities to do in Oklahoma City with your family while still social distancing from others.1. Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory2.   Read More...

  • Have You Responded to the 2020 Census?

    2020 Census links, answers, and information below.- If you have not completed the 2020 Census, click here.- Here is a video message from Director Dillingham on 2020 Census Response Rates.- Check out the 2020 Census response rate map.- See the latest updates. - Learn more about the 2020 Census.- If you have already responded and no longer want to receive 2020 Census reminders, click here to be removed.If you have already responded, thank you!   Read More...

  • Virus Safety for People with Disabilities Online Training Course

    Training Resource Network (TRN) is providing a free online training course for people with disabilities on how to stay safe from the Coronavirus. To watch the video, click here.You can also visit disabilitywebtraining.com to learn more.   Read More...

  • 4-Part Video Series on COVID-19 Info (in English and Spanish)

    For #TurntUpTuesday, watch this video series on critical COVID-19 information provided by NACDD.English -Episode 1: How to Stay HealthyEpisode 2: What Should I Do If I Think I’m Sick?Episode 3: What I Should Do If I Get SickEpisode 4: What To Do If a Caregiver or a Family Member Gets SickSpanish -Episodio 1 - Cómo mantenerse saludableEpisodio 2 - Lo que debo hacer si creo que estoy enfermo:Episodio 3 - Lo que debo hacer si estoy enfermoEpisodio 4 - Lo que debo hacer si mi familiar o...  Read More...

  • How to Get Involved with NAMI

    It is time to get involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for #TurntUpTuesday!For Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI is showing us a few ways we can get involved to help people with mental illnesses. 1. Find a NAMIWalk - "Participate in NAMI’s largest mental health awareness and fundraising events, taking place in nearly 100 locations across the country."2. Attend the NAMI National Convention - "Join the nation's largest gathering of mental health advocates as we share...  Read More...

  • Things To Do In OKC While Semi-Social Distancing

    This quarantine is being slightly lifted but we are STILL supposed to be social distancing! Below are a few activities you can do in Downtown Oklahoma City with a friend or family member while still social distancing from others in the area. Take a walk in the outdoor Myriad GardensFeed the ducks and fish by the canalTake some pictures in all the beautiful sceneryGo roller skating or bikingGo putt-puttingVisit the OKC National MemorialHave fun and be safe while social distancing! If yo...  Read More...

  • Missing Broadway or Plays?

    Vogue helps you find a way to fill that void of missing out on your favorite Broadway shows and plays! They said, "There are no chorus lines just now. No encores, no curtain calls, no fervent monologues to bring an audience to its feet.   Read More...

  • 'Turning Up' Tuesday While Deep Cleaning Your Home

    Are you ready to deep clean your home for #TurntUpTuesday?Molly Maid has a long list of thing you can do to make sure your home is clean, germ free, dust free, and ready for when quarantine is over! On this blog, you can find a list of things you will need and step-by-steps on how to clean each room.Items Molly Maid suggests you will need for cleaning:Disposable rags, scrub pads or towels that you don’t mind throwing awayTwo buckets: one for the dirty/greasy water and another for fresh cle...  Read More...

  • Virtual Library Programs

    Oklahomans love their local library programs. Since these libraries have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are missing their local programs: book clubs, topical adult programs, crafts and cooking classes, family reading activities, and story time. Now, many of the state’s libraries are stepping up to bring Oklahomans virtual programs through the internet. Visit the page below to watch live programs online from local libraries!https://libraries.ok.gov/public-li...  Read More...

  • 10 Nature Activities for Kids During Isolation

    Ms. Danielle Wesley has helped us find '10 nature activities for kids if you're self-isolated at home.' 1. Go on a minibeast hunt:Get your kids out in the fresh air and take a closer look at your garden.   Read More...

  • Which of these 57 activities will you do for #TurntUpTuesday?

    We want to see you try something different during this shelter in place quarantine! Post a picture on social media doing one of these 57 activities using hashtags #DDCO and #TurntUpTuesday so we can be a small part of your day!1. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.2.   Read More...

  • 5 Free Activities You Can Do At Home During COVID-19 Isolation

    1. Learn a LanguageThere are many free language apps and YouTube videos available now to help you learn a language to encourage productivity. Studies suggests that learning a language is good for the brain.2.   Read More...

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Oklahoma City, OK 73107

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