Press Releases 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY — At the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Visual Services (VS) divisions’ awards ceremony, Enid residents, Vickie Farris and Sarah Mitchell-Tebow received awards. Farris received the VR Leadership Award. Mitchell-Tebow received the...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY - Proposed rule changes potentially affecting several programs for Oklahomans with disabilities will be the focus of a public hearing held by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council.

The public is encouraged to attend the...

Three women in graduate cap and gowns

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SULPHUR, OKLA. – Three Oklahoma School for the Deaf graduates will walk across the East Central University stage to receive their master’s degrees on Saturday, December 10.

The trio is currently employed by OSD, which is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services...

Man in overalls

Monday, December 5, 2016

CHELSEA, OKLA. – Albert Averyt, known as Bud, couldn’t afford a hunting rifle, so at age 17, he bought and converted a military rifle.

“The first thing I did was cut off the stock, cut off the barrel and crowned it,” Averyt said, smiling a little as he remembered the process. “I had to...

Young girl walks on sidewalk with white and red cane as adult woman watches

Monday, November 28, 2016

Oklahoma School for the Blind will host the fourth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Thursday, December 1.

The unique Cane Quest competition encourages students to safely complete secret routes in their communities using proper travel techniques and cane skills.

Students from...

Woman on left holds a framed Governor's Commendation. Woman on right holds an engraved crystal vase.

Friday, November 18, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Melinda Fruendt, from Guthrie, was honored Thursday with the 2016 Workforce Champion award from the Oklahoma Association of Workforce Development Boards and the Oklahoma Workforce Association.

Donnalla Miller, OAWDB chair, presented the award to Fruendt on the floor of the...

Six adults in front of an Oklahoma Disability Determination Diviion banner

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sheila Everett, Dallas Regional Commissioner for the Social Security Administration, arrived in Oklahoma City recently to honor long-time colleague Noel Tyler.

Tyler served 15 years as Disability Determination Services administrator and was recognized Thursday with a...

Young man laughing and woman listening, seated in classroom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- The Oklahoma School for the Blind and their Parent Teacher Organization will host the annual “Future Shock” Career Day on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Future Shock is a unique educational experience designed for blind and visually impaired students from across the state of...

Monday, October 24, 2016

EDMOND, Okla. − The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation office in Edmond will relocate on Friday, October 28, to 235 W. Dennis Street. The location is east of Apple Village Manufactured home Community.

The office provides career planning, employment...

Woman stands in front of portraits on the wall

Monday, October 10, 2016

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf students, faculty, parents and friends will rename and dedicate the school’s library on Thursday (October 13) in honor of long-time school librarian Sue Galloway.

The dedication will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the OSD library located on the...