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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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#ThanksToTheADA Campaign

What can you do #ThanksToTheADA? This month, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark legislation protects the rights of people with disabilities of all ages and has helped reshape our nation in ways that benefit all Americans.Join the ADA National Network - funded by ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) - in celebrating this historic milestone by participating in ... Read More...

Celebrate the ADA's 30th Anniversary!

A disability organization, RespectAbility, will be hosting a 5 day celebration of the ADA’s 30th Anniversary with a series of amazing speakers and topics ranging from the history of the ADA with Senator (former) Tom Harkin and (former) Representatives Tony Coelho and Steve Bartlett, to topics such as employment and what schools need to do for students with disabilities during COVID-19. One day focuses on Hollywood and the work being done to fully include actors. Check it out... Read More...

Independent Cooking with Adapted Tools

For #FoodFriday, Bob Lujano is going to show you how he uses his adaptive tools to cook his every day meals.In this video, Bob is making a soup and salad. Bob starts off my making his salad using a cutting board. The cutting board has suction cups at the bottom so it does not move and two spikes at the top to help hold your food in place while cutting. 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...

Stretching to Relieve Stress

According to Campus Health Center, stress builds up, creating physical and mental stiffness. Stretching by lightening the tension of your muscles can be an effective way to prevent or relieve stress. By incorporating stretching into your daily routine, you can improve: Circulation, Range of motion, Posture, Joint tension, Muscle stiffness, Performance, Your ability to relax. A complete stretching routine can take at least 10 minutes. Focus on stretching the muscles you use most during your workout... Read More...

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