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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.

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July 26, 2021

Today the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 31 years old!  The purpose of the ADA is to make sure people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.  Learn more about the ADA today: https://adata.org/learn-about-ada#:~:text=The%20purpose%20of%20the%20law....

 

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July 15, 2021

In March 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on promoting access to voting in America. As a result, federal agencies, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), are analyzing the barriers to a private and independent vote for people with disabilities, including access to voter registration, voting technology, voting by mail, polling locations, and poll worker training. 

July 9, 2021

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated.  The DIAL's trained staff is standing by to:

  • Help find local vaccination locations
  • Assist with making vaccination appointments
  • Connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.

 

Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm (eastern time) OR email [email protected]

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