Our Mission

The Mission of the Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. is to protect, promote and expand the rights of people with disabilities.

Belief Statement

The ODLC mission reflects the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect; to be free from abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination.

The ODLC mission also reflects the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to equal rights and to equally effective access to the same opportunities as are afforded other members of society.

Federal Guidance Released for States on ABLE Accounts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have provided guidance for states on implementing the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act. ABLE accounts are tax-advantage savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their ...
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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Disability Awareness Month Theme

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently announced its 2017 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme, “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Each year in October, NDEAM celebrates individuals with disabilities and ...
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2017 Regional Institute – Organizational Change: From Workshops to Workplaces

The APSE Regional Institute is designed to help disability services providers build their capacity for supported employment with the goal of serving their clients in competitive integrated jobs in their communities. With a significant focus ...
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Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Want to know the difference between a Service Animal and an Emotional Support Animal? Where are they allowed and under what conditions? The ADA National Network guide on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals explains ...
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Innovation (CMMI) is looking to revamp its priorities for the new administration and has issued an informal Request for Information seeking YOUR input. They intend to chart “a new direction ...
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HHS seeks input on FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Draft 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided a draft of its FY 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan for comments. The draft is a part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results ...
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