Press Releases 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TULSA, Okla. ─ Julie Hildebrand graduated Friday (Dec. 19) with a 3.48 grade point average after only two years at the University of Tulsa law school.

The pretty, 24-year old Jenks resident has already accepted a contingent job offer at Occidental Petroleum in Houston.

Hildebrand...

Monday, November 10, 2014

The DRS Commission meeting scheduled for Nov. 17 has been cancelled.

Seven people pose with a certificate

Monday, October 13, 2014

SULPHUR, OKLA. – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. presented 11 grants to nine OSD teachers for 2014-2015. The grants for educational programs and school activities, which totaled $2, 847.75, will help pay for programs not funded by other state,...

Commissioner Tucker and his wife standing outside on a porch.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 322,000 working-age Oklahomans -- one in seven -- have some type of disability, according to Jack Tucker, recently elected chair of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services.

Tucker should know. He is a former client of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TULSA, Okla. - The Brady District Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma will present an informational seminar for people who are blind or visually impaired to learn how to effectively use employment and independent living services offered by the Oklahoma Department of...

LeDerick Horne portrait

Thursday, October 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma middle and high school students with disabilities are invited to explore the concept of self-advocacy on Thursday, October 30, at two free seminars led by spoken word poet and disability advocate LeDerick Horne.

The event will be held in the Boomer Room at the...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Muskogee, OKLA. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind will celebrate National White Cane Safety Day October 14 with an educational program for the public and a competition to improve OSB students’ white cane navigation skills.

White Cane Safety Day was first established by presidential...

Woman with a bull horn and man with a white cane in front of a small crown

Thursday, October 2, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY ─ Wednesday, October 15, will mark the sixth time that the Heartland Council of the Blind has involved the public in White Cane Safety Day in Oklahoma City.

Participants will gather at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Sheridan and Oklahoma streets with the morning’s events...

2014 EXPO. Collaboration, connections, Employment and Community aurround a circle.  Photos inside circle of a man on the phone and a woman in a wheelchair in front of a van. DRS logo. Metro Technolgy Centers logo with Preparing for Life

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY – Hundreds of Oklahomans with disabilities, parents, disability advocates, and educational and medical services providers are expected to attend the sixth free disability education and outreach EXPO on Wednesday, October 22.

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services...

Woman smiles and holds phone to ear

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ENID, Oklahoma – Hearing loss can’t slow Denise Gallagher down. The busy receptionist at Youth and Family Services of North Central Oklahoma just doesn’t have time.

Gallagher greets 1,500 children and families each year and helps them navigate a range of services offered by 50 YFS staff...

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