The mission of the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma is to advance communities where everyone has the opportunity to live, learn, work, and play where they choose. The Council builds partnerships to change systems to improve services, resources, and supports for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families.

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February 9, 2023

Excited for SB0598 to be heard in today’s Senate General Government Committee.
If passed, SB0598 will update written language used when referring to people with disabilities.
Thanks to Senator Kirt for sponsoring this bill! The committee meets at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 9th. 
A copy of the Senate General Government Committee Agenda is provided in the link below.

February 6, 2023

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the history and contributions of African Americans. The Council wants to honor the work of black people with disabilities this month through sharing a little about them our social media. As we celebrate Black History Month this year, it is important to note that many of the iconic Black leaders that came out of history did so not despite their disabilities but because of them. This was not an easy feat as they often had to overcome ableism and social stigma in order to share their story with others.