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These resources are intended to help families find individuals and or members of their family to learn about supports or services they might access.  Professionals in the field of disabilities and other advocates can also use these resources to support a friend or colleague with disabilities.




Autism Spectrum Disorder and Law Enforcement are hosting free classes that include topics like autism spectrum disorder, how to handle contacts with individuals on the spectrum, the difference between tantrums and meltdowns, interviewing individuals on the spectrum, and many other areas. The objective of this course is designed to help officers and first responders recognize that someone may be on the spectrum, provide technique sets, communication skills, and interaction skills. For scheduling, please contact Sgt. Cory Sutton at The University of Oklahoma Police Department. The address to reach Sgt. Sutton is  2775 Monitor Avenue Norman, OK 73072, his office number is 405-325-1436, and his email is his email is [email protected].



2-1-1 Oklahoma offers information and referral across the spectrum of human need, including but not limited to rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, caregiver support, financial programs, literacy, and job programs.

Access 2-1-1 online


The Center for Learning and Leadership is Oklahoma's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD).  UCEDD's work to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Currently, sixty-seven UCEDDs in every state and territory are located in a university setting. 

Find out more about the Center for Learning and Leadership.



The Guide to Community Services in Oklahoma lists a variety of community services available to people with disabilities and their families, and provides information about the purpose, eligibility, application process and other and other elements of these services. It also provides contact information for agencies and organizations throughout Oklahoma.

Download a copy of the Guide to Community Services.




The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is to help individuals and families in need help themselves lead safer, healthier, more independent and productive lives. 

Find out more about DHS.





Sooner SUCCESS is a community based service available to any child, birth to age 21, with special needs. Their needs can be physical, developmental, emotional, behavioral, or due to abuse/neglect.  

Visit Sooner SUCCESS.



The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities.  

Find out more about the Zarrow Center.





The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.

Find out more about the Administration for Community Living.


Children with physical disabilities need a home environment that meets their changing physical and social needs. But what is the best way for parents to create this type of house?  

Discover more about A House for All Children.


The Goal of abilityJOBS is to enable a person with a disability to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. If you’ve searched: Jobs for disabled, this is the right place.  

Explore abilityJobs online.


Ability Corps is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world of inclusion for people with health conditions and disabilities. ABILITY Build is our hallmark program which engages volunteers with health conditions and disabilities to build accessible low-income homes. 

Find out more about Ability Corps.


Advises individuals, esp. employers, on civil rights legislation concerning employees with disabilities and on how to make accommodations to support their needs.

Find out more about the Americans with Disabilities Act.




The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. 

Learn more about The Arc.



The mission of the Cerebral Palsy Group is to educate and support those who live with a CP Diagnosis.  To do so, they have created a resource where anyone can learn more about the symptoms and causes of muscular disorders and find resources and support for assessments and comparison of treatment options and technologies.

Learn more about Cerebral Palsy Group   

 is a nonpartisan news and information Web site devoted to encouraging civic participation. Their mission is to provide information about public policy issues of the day and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard.

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Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive history of people with disabilities, and programs and services that support them. Learn more about the history of developmental disabilities.


NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.

Read more about NACDD.

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems. 

Read more about the creation and work of the P&A/CAP network here


Easterseals Project Action Consulting, a division of Easterseals, Inc., provides customized training solutions and technical expertise on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible transportation for transportation providers, human service agencies, states, regional agencies, tribal nations, and communities with the goal of working together to build accessible communities for all!

Find out what Easterseals Project Action can do.


The Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. If you do not find answers to your questions, please contact JAN directly. The staff of experienced consultants is happy to discuss specific accommodation needs in a confidential manner. 

Start your SOAR search.

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

Read more about the Access Board.


  Career Blog provides insight and services to help individuals with resumes, cover letters and more.  Read this article regarding Career Gudies for People with Disabilites.

Read more about Career Blog.

   OutwitTrade publishes community discussions, product reviews and informational articles on a wide range of topics. While they have a small team of part-time writers, the majority of their content is user-submitted. They have published thousands of content submissions from experts and various individuals in different fields, as well as conducted extensive research. Read OutwitTrade's article on How to Deal with Anxiety

Read more about OutwitTrade.


   The Best Schools is committed to helping students reach their educational and professional goals while providing information about schools rankings, degree programs, career information, resources and leanring, and their online blog about college life. Here, The Best Schools provide you informaiton on "The Best Careers for People with Physical Disabilities."


The pandemic may have encouraged more screen-related bad habits, but the risks were always there. How does your time online make you feel? Are you able to switch off when you need to? The time we spend in front of screens has a huge influence on our lives.

Take control and ensure your digital devices have a positive impact on your life.


ResumeGiants helps provide all the support necessary for high school and college graduates and first-time job searchers to get their first job. They can help you get ready for your very first job applications with expert resume templates as well as tools and tips.


Interested in learning a trade at a Career Technology School?  Career Technology Schools in Oklahoma can help you learn skills for employment opportunities.  Prime Weld has created a guide for people with disabilities to help understand what to look for in a Career Technology School. 

Check out their guide online.




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