SAPULPA, Okla. – Since 1952, the Sapulpa Lion’s Club members have prepared their family style beans and chili recipes for friends and neighbors who come back every year.
Twenty-five Oklahoma School for the Blind students will help serve at the annual fundraising dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 1 at Sapulpa First Baptist Church located at 124 S. Elm.
Students include seventh and eighth graders, high school students from the service learning class and members of OSB’s Family, Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA).
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKLAHOMA CITY – Tracy Brigham from Oklahoma City was appointed administrator of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Visual Services division, which annually helps more than 1,800 Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals for employment and independence.
As administrator, Brigham leads staff who provide statewide career counseling, vocational education and training, medical services required to become employable and assistive technology focused to achieve their career goals.
Whether it's for employment or independence Oklahomans deserve access for all. This year starting at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the state Capitol, we are asking people with disabilities, friends, families and Legislators to go all in when it comes to disability initiatives and bring an end to access-related barriers for people with disabilities.
This event is an opportunity to engage lawmakers and help them understand what programs are vital to reach these goals.
The strategy for the day
Awareness Day gives people with disabilities and advocates, like you, a chance to talk with decision-makers who can preserve or expand services that make a critical difference in the lives of Oklahomans with disabilities. Last year, more than 775 people participated in this free event, which is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and friends.
This year, our attendance goal is 780 people with 50 percent visiting state Senators and Representatives or their staff. Volunteers will be available to take you on legislative visits and provide other assistance if needed.
Public Invited to Disability Program Policy Hearings
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.