NORMAN, Okla.– Nearly 600 educators, employment counselors, agencies, families, higher education leaders and employers are expected to attend the Oklahoma Transition Institute on October 3-5 in Norman.
The annual institute focuses on successfully preparing youth with disabilities for post-secondary education, employment and independent living.
This year, the OTI theme is “Shaping the Future.”
An optional pre-conference day on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., precedes two workshop days on Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
OTI will take place at the National Center for Employee Development located at 2801 East State Highway 9 in Norman.
Keynote speakers are rodeo champions Cord McCoy from Tupelo and Jet McCoy from Ada. The brothers competed together in CBS’ “The Amazing Race” in 2010 and 2011 and in “The Amazing Race: All-Stars in 2014.
The institute is sponsored by the Oklahoma Transition Council (OTC) and funded by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council and other partners on the OTC.
Participants may register at the door. The cost is $50.
For more information, contact Kimberly Osmani, DRS Transition coordinator at (405) 343-0871 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Larry Hartzell, DRS programs field representative, at (405) 635-2759 or email@example.com.
The Oklahoma Transition Council has provided educational opportunities and support to more than 4,700 professionals and 36 teams organized to expand transition services for students across Oklahoma. The council consists of 25 organizations as well as public schools, parents and other community partners.
The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services is the employment agency for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. The agency served nearly 88,383 Oklahomans in 2016 through career planning employment, education and independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.