Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Oklahoma Disability Organizations and Agencies

A New Leaf, Inc.

A New Leaf's mission is a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide individuals with developmental disabilities (including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder) with vocational and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices.

P O Box 35903
Tulsa , OK 74153

Voice: 

918-451-1491

Ability Connection Oklahoma - OKC

Email:

okc@acok.org

Local resources available. Based on financial need, Ability Connection provides help for purchase of adaptive devices and medical equipment including wheelchairs and mobility aids, adapted toys, computer related assistive technology, environmental controls and other items. Training, information and help locating other funding sources may also be provided.

10400 Greenbriar Pl., Ste. 102
Oklahoma City , OK 73159

Voice: 

405-759-3562

Toll Free: 

800-827-2289

Ability Connection Oklahoma - Tulsa

Email:

tulsa@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Based on financial need, Ability Connection provides help for purchase of adaptive devices and medical equipment including wheelchairs and mobility aids, adapted toys, computer related assistive technology, environmental controls and other items. Training, information and help locating other funding sources may also be provided.

6565 S. Yale, Ste. 423
Tulsa , OK 74136

Voice: 

918-794-4655

Ability Resources, Inc.

Ability Resources’ mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence through advocacy, education and service. One way this can be achieved is in the creation of an environment in which people with disabilities can exercise their rights to control and direct their own lives.

823 S. Detroit Ave., Ste. 110
Tulsa , OK 74120

Voice: 

918-592-1235

TTY: 

918-592-1235

American Diabetes Association - Tulsa

5401 S. Harvard Avenue, #120
Tulsa , OK 74135

Voice: 

918-492-3839

American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center

The Center provides free educational materials on Parkinson's Disease and information on support groups, caregiver groups, health services and community resources. The Center helps start new support groups, provides speakers on Parkinson's, publishes a newsletter, and has a lending library of videos and materials on Parkinson's Disease.

PO Box 3113
Broken Arrow , OK 74013

Voice: 

918-747-3747

Apache Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation

Email:

apachendnvr1@yahoo.com

Counties Served: Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman

Voice: 

405-247-7494 or 7495

Fax: 

405-247-9872

Area Agency on Aging - Areawide Aging Agency, Inc. (Central Oklahoma)

Survival Kit for Seniors" - a directory of Central Oklahoma services useful to older adults, their families and caregivers

4101 Perimeter Center Dr., Ste. 310
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-942-8500
405-943-4344

Fax: 

405-942-8535

Arthritis Foundation - Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

This chapter offers various programs and services to help people with arthritis cope with their disease. Some of the things they offer include exercise programs, educational programs and support groups. They also sponsor special events throughout the year to raise money and to raise awareness of this disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Contact the chapter for specific events, programs or support meetings in your town or go to their website "Programs and Services" section for times, dates and places.

PO BOX 30415
Oklahoma City , OK 73140

Voice: 

405-256-4518

Arthritis Foundation - Oklahoma Chapter

This chapter offers various programs and services to help people with arthritis cope with their disease. Some of the things they offer include exercise programs, educational programs and support groups. They also sponsor special events throughout the year to raise money and to raise awareness of this disease in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Contact the chapter for specific events, programs or support meetings in your town or go to their website "Programs and Services" section for times, dates and places.

PO BOX 30415
Oklahoma City , OK 73140

Voice: 

405-256-4518

Big Five Community Services

Big Five Community Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit Oklahoma corporation operating as a Community Action Agency. Big Five is governed by a 15 member Tripartite Board of Directors with daily operations directed by Executive Staff.

1502 North 1st Avenue
Durant , OK 74701

Voice: 

580-924-5331

Fax: 

580-920-2004

Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma

Email:

braininjuryoklahoma@gmail.com

Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving persons with traumatic/acquired brain injuries (TBI/ABI), their families, professionals and the community. This Association is a state chapter affiliate of the national Brain Injury Association, Inc.

The Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma does not support, endorse or recommend any method, treatment, or program for brain injury. They only try to inform you, believing you have the right to know what is available. No endorsement is intended or implied.

3015 E. Skelly Dr.
Tulsa , OK 74105

Voice: 

918-789-0406

Bridges Foundation

​The mission of the Bridges Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and community through training, education, employment services and advocacy.

1345 N. Lewis
Tulsa, , OK 74110

Voice: 

918-592-3333

Cameron University Disability Services

Email:

student_development@cameron.edu

Provides accommodations for students with disabilities, a mentoring program, counseling, intervention to assist with student problems, awareness activities.

2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton , OK 73505

Voice: 

580-581-2209

Fax: 

580-581-2564

Carl Albert Community Mental Health

Comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services. Inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, psychosocial clubhouse, emergency intervention. Counseling, screening, referral, community education, aftercare. Gate keeping evaluations, children's services, intensive case management, DUI assessments.

1101 E. Monroe Avenue, P.O. Box 579
McAlester , OK 74501

Voice: 

918-426-7800

Center of Family Love

Email:

info@cflinc.org

The Center of Family Love's mission is to provide quality lifetime care to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

635 W. Texas Ave.
Okarche , OK 73762

Voice: 

405-263-4658

Central Oklahoma Camp and Conference Center

Email:

josh@centralokcamp.org

Monthly camps - Make Promises Happen (MPH) sponsors a variety of camps for children and adults with disabilities and medical conditions. Camp facilities are also used by other organizations sponsoring camps for children with specific disabilities.

#1 Twin Cedar Lane
Guthrie , OK 73044

Voice: 

405-282-2811

Toll Free: 

800-299-2811

Cherokee Nation Vocational Rehabilitation

Email:

career-services-dept@cherokee.org

CNVR is not a scholarship program but is based on eligibility. If a person is determined eligible, CNVR is able to assist with the cost of training/re-training at universities, colleges, and technology centers to acquire the skills and education needed to become gainfully employed or retain gainful employment.

17675 South Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah , OK 74464

Voice: 

918-453-5555

Chickasha Opportunity Center

Services include assessment, training and transitional services leading to community job placement if the individual chooses.

1804 W. Iowa Avenue
Chickasha , OK 73018-2707

Voice: 

405-224-4916

Child Study Center

Multi-disciplinary center specializing in evaluation of children with developmental and behavior problems. Behavior Clinic provides a behavior management program for children ages two to seven and their families. Other clinics include the Neuropsychology Clinic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic, Psychology Clinic, and A Better Chance, which serves infants and young children with prenatal exposure to alcohol and drugs.

1100 N.E. 13th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-5700

Choctaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation

The Choctaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers services that will assist American Indians with disabilities obtain their goal of gainful employment. This program is designed to provide services consistent with individual consumer’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment.

403 Chahta Circle
Hugo , OK 74743

Voice: 

580-326-8304

Comanche County Memorial Hospital

Email:

contact@ccmhhealth.com

As the regional referral center for Southwest Oklahoma, Comanche County Memorial Hospital offers rehabilitation patients the security of having medical diagnostic and therapeutic services readily available; to include 24-hour access to on-site physicians certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Rehabilitation Center
3401 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton , OK 73505

Voice: 

580-355-8620

Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP)

Community Action Project (CAP)'s mission is to help families in economic need achieve self-sufficiency. They provide a variety of services to the low-income community. Some of the programs focus on advancing the education and school readiness of very young children (ages 0-5). Some focus on improving the financial circumstances and economic independence of families with young children. Others focus on ensuring that these children and families live in safe, secure, nurturing communities.

5330 E 31st St, Suite 300
Tulsa , OK 74135

Voice: 

918-382-3200

Fax: 

918-894-6022

Community Service Center

The Community Service Center (CSC), in Cleveland, Oklahoma is a regional, Oklahoma not-for-profit organization (501c3) that provides a host of services including a health and nutrition center, a community food bank, residential and vocational support programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, child abuse investigations for its local district attorney's office, a community service initiative for individuals that commit misdemeanor crimes, anger management classes and advocacy for senior adults, as well as abused and neglected children.

203 W. Delaware Street
Cleveland , OK 74020

Voice: 

918-358-5210

Fax: 

918-358-9856

Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

Email:

ccrc@csctulsa.org

The Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa provides leadership to help the community work together to identify and address its health and human service needs. With a focus on prevention, the Council works to improve conditions which promote the highest quality of life for all residents, as well as to assure a high-quality, cost-effective, accessible, well-organized continuum of services which can assist people in need in a successful and caring way.

  • Operates Tulsa 2-1-1 Helpline and on-line site www.211tulsa.org
    which provides information, referral and crisis intervention for Eastern Oklahoma;
  • provides the Child Care Resource and Referral Service 918-834-2273 to help parents find child care;
  • operates Babyline 918-894-1475 to link low-income women with low-cost prenatal care; and
  • operates Planline 918-295-1222 for help in finding affordable birth control and other family planning services.
16 E. 16th St., Ste. 202
Tulsa , OK 74119

Voice: 

918-585-5551
918-834-2273 Child Care

Fax: 

918-585-3285

D-Dent of Oklahoma City

D-DENT is a 501©(3) entity as determined by the Federal IRS and is registered with the State of Oklahoma as a non-profit organization available to tax-deductible donations.

Administrative Office Location (Not A Dental Clinic)
3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 122
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-424-8092

Toll Free: 

800-522-9510

Daily Living Centers

The Daily Living Centers are an Adult Day Health Care program developed to be the perfect solution for caregivers who are searching for alternative care for their loved ones with special needs.

Center locations are:
3000 N Rockwell Ave
Bethany, OK 73008
PO Box 608
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: 405-792-2401
Fax: 405-792-2405

1681 SW 86th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Phone: 405-688-5388
Fax: 405-688-5389

3413 Wynn Dr
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: 405-471-6867
Fax: 405-471-6866

1225 N Kate
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: 405-702-8640
Fax: 405-702-8643

Dale Rogers Training Center

Email:

dalerogers@drtc.org

Dale Rogers Training is the oldest and largest provider of employment services in Oklahoma. DRTC is committed to assisting Oklahomans with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment through multiple contracts with the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) of DHS and federal contracts through the AbilityOne program.

Supported Employment contract through DRS provides job coach support once employed for up to 6 months. Supported Employment options are also available through DDS for those who need longer-term supports.

DRTC has janitorial and food service jobs at federal contract locations – Tinker air force base, Mike Monroney Center (FAA) and the federal buildings downtown OKC. These are individual jobs that pay at federal wage determination rate and include health & welfare benefits. Job coaches welcome. No referral needed.

Persons with more significant support needs participate in the vocational services program where they have opportunity to engage in productivity based activities that include sorting, packaging, shrinking wrapping, and general hand assembly, etc.. They also produce acrylic awards and gifts, assemble custom frames and quality check and package promotional items. There are opportunities to learn hard skills in warehousing, screen printing, customer service and receptionist, most of which pay at or above minimum wage.

2501 N. Utah
Oklahoma City , OK 73107

Voice: 

405-946-4489

Fax: 

405-943-9710

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Oklahoma

Email:

ch29@okdav.org

Transportation in Lawton, OKC, Muskogee and Tulsa areas for veterans to medical appointments to a VA hospital or outpatient center. Counsels veterans and their families on benefits, helps vets file for disability and other benefits and serves as an advocate for veterans needing benefits or services. DAV nationally provides legislative advocacy and works to promote employment, health care and other opportunities for veterans with disabilities.

5300 NW 23rd
Oklahoma City , OK 73127

Voice: 

405-456-1540
405-949-9216

Donna Nigh Foundation - OU Child Study Center

Email:

Rosena-Rucker@ouhsc.edu

The Donna Nigh Foundation was established to serve as a bridge between the public and private sectors to help with programs that government agencies are unable to provide. They work closely with state agencies to provide a network of support. The foundation provides adaptive equipment that allows Oklahomans with developmental disabilities to push their boundaries and gain independence.

1100 NE 13th
Oklahoma City , OK 73117

Voice: 

405-271-5700 ext. 45165

Fax: 

405-271-8835

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Email:

info@dsaco.org

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The purpose of the organization is aligned with its mission which is “raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.”

The association’s programs include parent and educator workshops, new parent visitation and support, frequent parent to parent meetings, D.A.D.S group and an intern program for college students interested in working with children with disabilities. These programs are vital to communities because they educate a wide variety of individuals about the needs of children with Down syndrome.

521 W Wilshire Blvd., Suite 130
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-600-9981

Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa

The Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT) is a non-profit organization that exists to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities.

P.O. Box 54877
Tulsa , OK 74155

Voice: 

918-804-3728

Dynamic Independence

Email:

chaws@dynind.org

Dynamic Independence is a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities and their families in Washington, Nowata, and Craig counties in Oklahoma.

Aurora Professional Building
415 S Dewey Avenue, Suite 202
Bartlesville , OK 74003

Voice: 

918-335-1314

TTY: 

918-335-1314

East Central University - Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program

Email:

minglis@ecok.edu

The Masters Degree in Human Resources is designed to provide the student with the theory, knowledge, and skills necessary for employment in a variety of public and private settings. For more information contact Melissa Inglis at 580-559-5382 or minglis@ecok.edu.

Human Resources Department
1100 E. 14th St.
Ada , OK 74820

Voice: 

580-332-8000
580-559-5382

EMBARK

Email:

mobilitymanagement@okc.gov

EMBARK provides a wide range of transportation services, including special services for older adults and persons with disabilities. An application process is required for all special services programs provided. Programs include:

  • Plus: Public transportation within the service area for persons whose disability prevents them from using EMBARK’s fixed-route bus system. Lift-equipped vans operate weekdays and Saturdays. Call 405-235-7433. li>
  • Link: Evening and Sunday public transportation van service for riders in the area bound approximately by Meridian, Bryant, NW 63 and SW 74. The flexible route service operates when city buses do not run. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Call 405-688-6552 for information or to schedule a ride.
  • Share-A-Fare: provides a 40 percent discount on taxi fares for older adults and persons with disabilities who live in a participating area. Coupon books must be purchased in the city where the resident lives.
  • Bus Fare Discounts: Bus fares and passes are half price for persons 60 and older, or doctor certified as disabled. Participants must show an EMBARK photo ID or Medicare card. Call 405-235-7433 today for personal trip planning.
  • STEP - Shopping Shuttle: Is a donation based shuttle van service to designated grocery stores for persons 60 and older who live in the service area. Participants are picked up at their residence, senior citizen centers or Congregate Meal Site. Call 405-297-2583 to schedule a shopping trip.
  • Congregate Meal Transportation: Persons 60 and older who live within the service area are provided round trip van service to a local nutrition site for morning activities and a noon meal. Call 405-297-2583 to schedule meal transportation.
  • Helpline: A taxi service for emergency or medically related transportation for the homeless. It is coordinated through social service agencies and is underwritten by EMBARK and the City of Oklahoma City.
  • RSVP - PROVIDE-A-RIDE: The Retired Senior Volunteer Provide-A-Ride program links senior volunteer drivers with low to moderate income seniors in need of transportation to medical appointments. Call 405-605-3106 to schedule a ride.
  • Daily Living Center: Roundtrip, door-to-door transportation service for older adults and persons with disabilities to the Daily Living Center, an adult day care center. The center provides nutrition, nurse monitoring, therapeutic programs and physical and occupational therapy. Call 405-792-2401 to schedule a trip.
Special Transportation Services
2000 S May Avenue
Oklahoma City , OK 73108

Fax: 

405-297-2372

EmployAbility, Inc.

Email:

info@abilityworksok.org

AbilityWorks of Oklahoma Inc., formally ARC Thrift Shop is an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find employment.

501 S. Virginia Ave.
Bartlesville , OK 74003

Voice: 

918-336-5928

Employment Resources, Inc. in Tulsa

ERI’s Mission is to empower people to live better and more productive lives by providing community employment and residential supports services that are customized to meet their needs.

6202 S. Lewis, Ste. D
Tulsa , OK 74136

Voice: 

918-744-6202

Toll Free: 

888-664-7347

Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma

Email:

oklahoma@efa.org

The Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma provides knowledge and information about the causes and treatments of epilepsy and the many different types of seizures; and provides information and guidance to those with epilepsy, their families and friends.

11212 N. May Avenue, Ste. 108
Oklahoma City , OK 73120

Voice: 

405-463-0673

Faith 7 Activity Center

F7 Work Activity Center is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The primary goals of this company are to provide social interaction for adult clients, facilitate their sense of accomplishment with appropriate work tasks and provide quality services for the clients.

301 S. Kennedy
Shawnee , OK 74801

Voice: 

405-275-4223

Fax: 

405-273-2994

Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Project SEARCH

Email:

ProjectSEARCH@francistuttle.edu

Project SEARCH is designed for students with significant disabilities to assist them with a plan to transition from school to employment through innovative workforce and career development. It is dedicated to workforce development which can benefit the individual, community, and workplace by offering on-site job skills training and support, career exploration in a variety of entry level positions, internships, interviewing and assessment practice, and job placement. It is not intended as training for the “easiest” jobs, but complex and systematic jobs matched to student skills and interests.

Voice: 

405-717-4386

Gatesway Foundation

Gatesway is a non-profit Oklahoma agency that encourages independence and provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to live and work in the community and improve their quality of life. Services include employment, residential and business.

1217 E. College
Broken Arrow , OK 74012

Voice: 

918-258-3900

Golden Rule Industries of Muskogee, Inc.

Email:

info@goldenrulejobs.org

Golden Rule Industries is an Oklahoma non-profit that supports the lives of people with disabilities as they seek meaningful work in our communities. The organization also operates three thrift stores in the Muskogee, Wagoner, and Tahlequah areas.

627 Elgin Street
Muskogee , OK 74401

Voice: 

918-682-6500

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Oklahoma and North Texas, Inc.

Services include Adult Day Service, Career Development Center, Goodwill Housing, Maximum Independent Scholarship Program, VITA (Free Tax Preparation), Workforce Development Center, Youth Services (For Youth With Disabilities).

Main Office
1210 Summit Ave.
Lawton , OK 73501

Voice: 

580-355-2163

Toll Free: 

866-581-7905

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, Inc. provides work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other employment barriers.

2800 Southwest Blvd.
Tulsa , OK 74107

Voice: 

918-584-7291

Great Plains Improvement Foundation

Email:

frhodes@gpif-caa.org

Great Plains Improvement Foundation, Inc., Community Action Agency, is a mission driven agency that is an advocate for the poor population of Comanche County. We focus on the needs of individuals and families in our service area and operate programs that assist families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

2 SE Lee Blvd Ste 200
Lawton , OK 73501

Voice: 

580-353-2364

Heartland Council of the Blind

Email:

lisspo@aol.com

The Heartland Council of the Blind (HCB) is a group of blind, visually impaired and sighted people from the Central Oklahoma area who come together to socialize, discuss issues related to visual impairment and advocate for a better life for the blind and visually impaired community in Central Oklahoma.

P.O. Box 30335
Midwest City , OK 73140

Voice: 

405-732-4782

Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center

Email:

hedges2615@att.net

Hedges Regional Speech & Hearing Center provides speech, language and hearing therapy. In working with community professionals, Hedges is committed to improving communication skills for those in need in NW Oklahoma.

2615 E. Randolph
Enid , OK 73701-4670

Voice: 

580-234-3734

Fax: 

580-234-2615

HELP Works, Inc.

Workshop providing employment to individuals with disabilities. Work contracts include cleaning, recycling, and a saddle cleaning shop.

219 Lincoln Avenue
Pawhuska , OK 74056

Voice: 

918-287-1588

Home of Hope, Inc.

Email:

info@homeofhope.com

Home of Hope is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the developmentally disabled and their families.

Supported Employment: Community Integrated Employment and Vocational Waiver services provided under contract with DDSD. Employment supports are provided to persons with developmental and other severe disabilities. Sheltered Workshop: janitorial services, trash pickup, packaging, sorting.

960 W. Hope Road, P.O. Box 903
Vinita , OK 74301

Voice: 

918-256-7825

Hope Community Services

Email:

hope@hopecsi.org

Community mental health center providing case management and outpatient psychological treatment for adults and children, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, community housing, a medication clinic, crisis intervention, transitional living programs and other services for individuals with mental health needs.

CARF accredited

6100 S. Walker
Oklahoma City , OK 73139

Voice: 

405-634-4400

Fax: 

405-632-1976

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