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People with Disabilities Awareness Day

People with Disabilities Awareness Day: The 25th Anniversary. Reach out and make it great

People with Disabilities Awareness Day logo.Join us! We’re going mobile in 2020 for the 25th annual People with Disabilities Awareness Day! Due to state Capitol construction, we can’t host a big event. We can connect with elected leaders from wherever we are by phone, email and social media between now and March 10. Some say they are participating in #PWDAD2020 for the first time because they couldn’t make it to the Capitol in the past.

What’s your connection to Oklahomans with disabilities? Tell your story today. Click the blue text below for help.

  1. Find out who your state senator and representative are.
  2. Check out PWDAD communication tools like letterhead, sample letters and tips for reaching out to legislators.
    Rachel McLemore from the DRS Communications Team emailed an awesome letter and already has an appointment to visit with her Representative Nicole Miller. Read Rachel's letter.
  3. When you share your own story by email, mail phone or social media, please mention that you support People with Disabilities Awareness Day 2020. Thanks!
  4. We traditionally wear green to show unity at PWDAD. This year, why not post your selfie or group photo wearing green and your letter on your favorite social media? Tell us when you do it.

And please remember to use our hashtag #PWDAD2020. Thank you!

For 25 years, telling your story has been the most powerful way to engage and inform elected leaders at People with Disabilities Awareness Day at the state Capitol. Thank you. This year, our date is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

You may have heard most space inside and outside the Capitol is not available due to construction. This means no exhibitors, entertainment or space for 900+ people with disabilities and supporters. That’s OK. We still have creative ways to share your stories and keep the PWDAD spirit alive.

Whether you’re a person with a disability, a supporter, an exhibitor, an employer or a community partner, we can reach out together with calls, emails, success stories, notes, videos and social media on or near March 10. Can we count on you? If yes, please sign up here for #PWDAD2020 updates. Connect. Reach out. And continue to tell your powerful stories.

Let us see your pics - #PWDAD2020

four women hold the People with Disabilities Awareness Day photo frame, three are smiling for the camera and one is make a funny face.

Agenda March 10

Wake up —   Change your your social media profile and announce your support for this day.
After your
coffee —  
Call or email your own Legislator and tell them what is important to you.
At your morning break —  Share other social media posts or leave a comment on one or two.
At lunch —  Encourage co-workers and friends to make some noise.
After work —  Check out all the posts everyone else posted using #PWDAD2020

See what's happening - #PWDAD2020

Yes, we should wear green!

Wear green in the selfie you and your friends post on your favorite social media or email it to us and we'll post! info@okdrs.gov