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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.
The Oklahoma Community of Practice for Supporting Families collaborates on efforts to support families throughout the lifespan of their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families principles.
This collaboration between Sooner SUCCESS and the Council will expand the current respite options for families across Oklahoma.
Autism Foundation of Oklahoma
This collaboration between the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma and the Council will develop a pilot program to empower Oklahoma employers in supporting workplace accommodations for employees with autism.
The Council is excited to be working with Better Lives to give self-advocates an opportunity to learn or improve their self-advocacy skills through the People Planning Together curriculum.
Dale Rogers Training Center
Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) work towards supporting employees with integrated competive employment.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is beginning their post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with support from the Council.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Through a partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the Council is able to provide updated tablets with accessories to support our students in Partners in Policymaking and the Youth Leadership Forum. This partnership has also created online learning modules to teach people how to make websites accessible for all visitors.
PIP is an 8 weekend disability advocacy training for parents of children with a disability, adults with a disability, and professionals in the field of developmental disabilities or related field. The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to provide the skills needed to engage effectively with legislators, state and/or local policymakers, and others to advocate for change.
YLF is a 5 day leadership training program for high school students with a disability. Participants work together to learn skills needed to advocate for themselves after high school is over. Participants stay on a college campus, discuss and practice leadership skills in collaborative games, meet legislators, and begin their leadership plan.
The mission of Family Employment Awareness Trainings (FEAT) is 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.
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.
DDCO annually sets aside funds in a this fund to assist individuals, familes, and professionals in the field of developmental disabilities to participate in conferences, workshops, trainings and short-term educational programs.
Other Trainings from 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. Staff members 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.