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Projects

Trainings By DDCO

DDCO works to inform and educate individuals with disabilities, families, professionals in the disability field, advocacy groups, policymakers and the general public on various topics related to disability, free of charge.

 

Custom Designed Training

Staff members at DDCO can create and deliver customized trainings for organizations, schools, and other groups. Training topics created in the past include: respectful communication, legislative advocacy, disability awareness, social media safety, and one-page profiles.

Click to email us for more information about scheduling a presentation.

 

Person-Centered Thinking Training

Person-Centered Thinking is a set of values, skills, and tools used in Person Centered Planning to personalize individual supports and services for a person. 

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Supporting Families Community of Practice Training

In collaboration with many, this project seeks to develop systems of support for families throughout the lifespan of their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Click to read more about our local Community of Practice for Supporting Families.

Current Council Projects

Youth Leadership Forum

The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a free 5-day academy for high school students with disabilities. Activities and speakers promote lifelong skills needed.

Click to read more about attending YLF.

 

Partners in Policymaking

artners in Policymaking is a disability advocacy training for parents, self-advocates, and allied professionals that promotes the independence, productivity and inclusion of Oklahomans with disabilities. This training is provided free to those who are accepted into the program.  

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Consumer Involvement Fund

DDCO annually sets aside funds in a Consumer Involvement Fund to assist individuals, familes, and professionals in the field of developmental  disabilities to participate in conferences and short-term educational programs.

Click to read more about our Consumer and Professional Involvement Fund.

Oklahoma Early Access Autism Project

The DDCO Early Access Project closely aligns with the DDCO Mission by creating systems change in the identification of and service provision of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Through collaborations and partnerships this project will improve services and support systems for children at risk for autism and other developmental disabilities as well as their families. 

Click to learn more about Early Access.

Family Employment Awareness Training

The mission of Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) are to increase expectations for competitive employment and increase knowledge of local, state, and federal resources to support the employment of the youth/young adults who have disabilities. 

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Parents with Disabilities

The Parents with Disabilities project focuses on barriers to and appropriate supports for parents who have disabilities. This includes educating their supporting persons and professional providers about resources that parents can utilize to become more independent.  

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Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network (OKSAN)

The Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network project is a collaborative effort to strengthen the self-advocacy movement in Oklahoma and to equip self-advocates with skills in leadership and advocacy.

Click to learn about joining the network.

Expressions Gallery

The Expressions Gallery showcases artwork from Oklahomans who have a disability.  

Click to view the art of the Expressions Gallery.