Ada native wants to put training, technology to work

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ADA, Okla. – Donald Gore only missed six days in the fourteen years he worked at Folger’s Drive-In in Ada.

“I like to work and be on time,” Gore said. “It’s no fun to stay around the house and be bored.”

Problems with increasing vision and hearing loss led Gore to seek help from Roy Alexander, a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Chickasaw Nation.

Gore, who has Usher Syndrome, is a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

Former client finds perfect job at Enid Visual Services

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ENID, Okla. – Two years ago, Alisha Norwood was a client on the other side of the desk at the Visual Services office in Enid.

Born with a visual disability called nystagmus, she needed help with career planning and employment.

Nystagmus causes rapid, involuntary eye movement and blurry vision.

Today, Norwood is the only rehabilitation technician in the Enid office where she once received services.

Dress for Success Tulsa, DRS Visual Services partner to help mutual clients succeed

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TULSA, Okla. – Dress for Success Tulsa and Visual Services are helping clients of both organizations, Yessica Romero from Broken Arrow and Marilyn Harris from Tulsa, get nine months of on-the-job experience and paychecks.

Romero and Harris started work on January 29.

Their job duties include stocking clothing in the boutique, helping clients make selections, setting up lunches for “Beyond the Suit” employment training and handling other assignments.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Senior Class Commencement May 23

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SULPHUR, Okla. — Oklahoma School for the Deaf is proud to announce the Senior Class of 2018 will graduate at 1 pm on May 23, in the Larry Hawkins Activity Center, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.

The OSD 2018 graduating class includes Kaitlyn Bean of Ada, Hailey Billey of Ada, Bryce Bristow of Tecumseh, Gage  Cole of Mustang, Jenita Felker of Bartlesville, Justice Glory of Ada, Allie Herrera of Waurika, Brianna Neese of Madill, Jaleesa Osborn of Sulphur, Taylor Tweedy of Checotah and Grace Woodall of Sulphur.

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