Election Day Resources

Are you ready to cast your Vote tomorrow? Here are some helpful resources: Find Your Polling Place and Sample Ballot— The Oklahoma Election Board Online Voter Tool allows you to confirm your voter registration, find your polling place, view sample ballots, and track absentee ballots. Candidate Guides — If you need more information on the candidates running […]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

NEWS RELEASE         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        October 10, 2018 CONTACT:    State Election Board PIO Bryan Dean, (405) 522-6624 bdean@elections.ok.gov Voter registration deadline approaches (Oklahoma City) – Oklahoman’s have until Friday to register to vote or update their registration in time for the Nov. 6 General Election, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said today. “It’s critical that people confirm […]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

ODLC Encourages Oklahomans to Participate in  National Disability Employment Awareness Month October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all Oklahomans are encouraged to participate. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Held annually, National […]

The Next DDS Waiting List Meeting is September 6, 2018

You are invited to a meeting for families who have a loved ones on the DDS Waiting List. DDS (Developmental Disabilities Service) is under DHS and offers assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities to be able to live in the community and stay with their family.  DDS waivers offers job training, skill building and health […]

Let’s Talk Accessiblity

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations to provide goods, services, and programs to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public. Some people think that only new construction and alterations need to be accessible and that older facilities are “grandfathered,” but […]

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, ACLU of Oklahoma, Applaud State Officials for Rescinding Termination of Services for Oklahomans with Disabilities, but Note that Major Challenges Remain

March 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allie Shinn, Director of External Relations, ACLU of Okla., ashinn@acluok.org, 405-525-3831 Gary Taylor, Legal Director, ODLC, gary@okdlc.org, 405-436-8211 Oklahoma City, OK – Following the State of Oklahoma’s passage of supplemental funding to avoid its threatened termination of community disability services, the federal district court dismissed Anderson v. Lake, […]

Systemic Advocacy Projects

ODLC engages in systemic advocacy as a means of achieving our mission of protecting, promoting and expanding the rights of people with disabilities in Oklahoma.  Through systemic advocacy, we seek to influence and change  systems such as legislation, government or agency policy, services practices and community attitudes. In order to effectively address systemic issues, ODLC […]

Former ODLC Executive Director Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness ODLC announces the death of our long time Executive Director, Kayla Bower.  Kayla passed away yesterday following a long and brave battle with cancer.  Kayla served as the Executive Director of ODLC from 1995 until her retirement last year. Kayla was a charismatic leader and caring, compassionate […]

ODLC Investigates Allegations of Discriminatory Practices in State Scholarship Program

January 22, 2018 – ODLC was alerted to a series of articles written by Oklahoma Watch reporter Jennifer Palmer regarding disability discrimination by schools that offer tax credit tuition scholarships, which are administered by the Oklahoma’s Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF). Following publication of these articles, ODLC received a complaint regarding these schools and the alleged […]