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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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May 5, 2021

2020 was the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Jennifer was just 8 years old at the time and the youngest participant in the historic Capitol Crawl, which was the catalyst to the passage of the ADA. At the steps of the United States Capitol Building, without her wheelchair, she climbed… All the Way to the Top! The children's book, All the Way to the Top, is about her experiences as a young activist.

Jennifer will discuss the book and...

April 16, 2021

FEMA is Now Accepting Applications to Reimburse Funeral Expenses for COVID-19 Deaths

Here's another federal service to share with your community.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

 

Details on eligibility and how to apply, and an FAQ are at the following page:

April 7, 2021

Holly Marsden's 9-year-old daughter is autistic and is sensitive to noises and smells. Marsden has written a guide that is comprehensive and discusses sensory overload and tips on how to manage it.

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