Chapter 13 Support Groups


Section 2: Advocacy, Education, Support


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

American Diabetes Association

Email:

askada@diabetes.org

The moving force behind the work of the American Diabetes Association is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers, a membership of more than 540,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 20,000 health care professionals, as well as more than 400 staff members.

2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington , VA 22202

Toll Free: 

800-342-2383

American Diabetes Association - Tulsa

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

Voice: 

918-492-3839

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

CarePoint Inc. of Oklahoma City

Information on HIV/AIDS. Case management, housing and utility assistance, nutritionist, mental health services, dental and eye care services, HIV employment program. Serves 405 and 580 area codes of the state.

Specializing in employment and retention services for individuals with HIV and AIDS.

A Consortium of AIDS Resources and Education
1200 N. Walker, Ste. 500
Oklahoma City , OK 73103

Voice: 

405-232-2437

Toll Free: 

800-285-2273

Fax: 

405-232-2447

Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

DDF provides objective and progressive community-based programs, original content, and up-to-date news and resources for existing diabetics or those at risk.

150 153rd Ave., Ste. 300
Madeira Beach , FL 33708

Toll Free: 

877-391-5051

Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma

Email:

info@dsok.net

Diabetes Solutions offers a variety of programs and resources to address two fundamental needs: Reducing the incidence of diabetes (reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes through prevention, reducing the complications of diabetes through patient and professional education) And improving the quality of life for those who have diabetes.

Camp Endres (for children and youth with diabetes) - Camp for youth with diabetes, ages 8-12. Located at YMCA Camp Classen near Davis. Emphasis is placed on campers having fun while learning age-appropriate self-care and diabetes management skills. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.

3333 NW 63rd St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-843-4386

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

FamilyConnect

FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. The site also features a mom-authored blog, inspiring video testimonials from families, and articles authored by parents and experts in the field of blindness on multiple disabilities, technology, education, and more. From the personal to the professional, families will find all the resources they need to raise their children from birth to adulthood.

Toll Free: 

800-232-5463

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

Mid-America Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA)

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the United States Congress and dedicated to serving the needs of its members.

PVA is a leading advocate for: Quality healthcare, research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, benefits, civil rights and opportunities that maximize the independence of our members.

Sponsors fishing tournaments and trapshoot events that are accessible to people with disabilities. A great source of information on other sports activities including bowling, softball, basketball, shooting sports, hunting, snow skiing, camping, pool and various outdoor sporting events. PVA's "Step Outside" program offers multiple sports and outdoors experiences. PVA also provides information on wheelchair accessible fishing and hunting facilities and publishes a calendar of sports/outdoor events.

The Mid-America PVA Chapter hosts Annual picnics, sporting events and other recreational activities for their members throughout the year. Go to the website and check out the calendar of events that are posted on a monthly basis, including information on fishing, hunting and skiing events; deer hunting for persons who are non-ambulatory and various fall hunting events.

6108 N.W. 63 St., Suite A
Oklahoma City , OK 73132-7526

Voice: 

405-721-7168

Toll Free: 

800-321-5041

Fax: 

405-721-1829

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Oklahoma

Email:

info@namioklahoma.org

NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its Affiliates improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.

3812 N Santa Fe Ave, Suite 305
Oklahoma City , OK 73118

Toll Free: 

800-583-1264

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Email:

nfb@nfb.org

The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. The NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all fifty states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

200 East Well Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore , MD 21230

Voice: 

410-659-9314

Fax: 

410-685-5653

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Oklahoma

The National Federation of the Blind Oklahoma is the state affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind. Chapters are located in Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. They also have 3 state-wide divisions: the Oklahoma Association of Blind Students, the Oklahoma Association of Blind Merchants and the Oklahoma Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma Chapter

Email:

jeannie.massay@nfbok.org

They are a non-profit 501 0 (3) charitable organization striving to seek equality for all blind people in Central Oklahoma. They offer public education about blindness, serve as a source of information and referral, provide literature and publications about blindness, share information about aids and appliances and other adaptive equipment for the blind, support advocacy and protection of civil rights, and offer support for blind persons and their families.

505 Baker Street
Norman , OK 73072

Voice: 

405-600-0695

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Email:

NOPBCpres@gmail.com

The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information.

Voice: 

717-658-9894

Oklahoma AIDS Hotline

Toll Free: 

800-535-2437 Statewide Hotline

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf

The mission of the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf (OAD) is to promote, protect and preserve the civil rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Oklahoma.

Voice: 

918-932-2022

Oklahoma City Association of the Deaf

Email:

contact@okcad.org

Oklahoma City Association of the Deaf (OKCAD) is the only club owned by and for the Deaf in Oklahoma and one of the few remaining Deaf Clubs in America still in operation.

1106 N.W. 15th St
Oklahoma City , OK 73106

Voice: 

405-445-3733 Public Phone Booth

Oklahoma Council of the Blind

Oklahoma Council of the Blind (OCB) is a statewide organization of blind and visually impaired individuals, their families and friends. The organization works to encourage, empower, educate and enhance the lives of Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired. OCB strives to empower blind Oklahomans to become full and independent participants in society through advocacy, leadership and public education on issues that affect the lives of citizens with visual impairments.

P.O. Box 1476
Oklahoma City , OK 73101

Toll Free: 

877-578-6212

Oklahoma Parents Center

Email:

info@oklahomaparentscenter.org

The Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) is a federally funded Parent Training and Information Center. They are funded through the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

223 North Broadway, P.O. Box 512
Holdenville , OK 74848

Voice: 

405-379-6015

Toll Free: 

877-553-4332

Fax: 

405-379-2106

The Arc of Oklahoma

Email:

tarc@ddadvocacy.net

A state chapter of The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD.)

2516 E. 71st Street, Suite A
Tulsa , OK 74136-5531

Voice: 

918-582-8272

Fax: 

918-582-3628

Tulsa Council of the Blind

Email:

jericooperdb@gmail.com

The Tulsa Council of the Blind is a chapter of the Oklahoma Council of the Blind. It was created by a group of blind individuals in the 1940s and served several functions. Over the past decades, TCB has been involved in legislative and other forms of advocacy in behalf of blind and visually impaired people, particularly on a local level. We have worked hard to develop public transportation, sidewalks, and acceptance of visually pmpaired people in all aspects of society.

Their monthly meetings are held from 5:30-7:30 pm, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Delta Cafe, 11101 E 41st St. Tulsa, OK.

Voice: 

918-200-6550