The U.S. Department of Education Issued Additional Guidance to Address Special Ed Issues Related to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education issued question-and-answer documents in recent weeks in response to questions the Education Department has received from stakeholders across the country about how to provide services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Two guidance documents were issued, the first guidance document is aimed at services for older students and […]

Oklahoma County Detention Center Reaches Monitoring and Investigation Agreement with Oklahoma Disability Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Brian Wilkerson, Director of Litigation and Legal Services 918-347-5146 brian@okdlc.org Oklahoma County Detention Center Reaches Monitoring and Investigation Agreement with Oklahoma Disability Law Center The Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC) to promote […]

Prisoners Ruled Eligible for Economic Stimulus Checks

Please Note: ODLC is unable to assist prisoners applying for stimulus payments, or provide advice regarding these applications. On September 24, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an injunction, and certified a class of prisoners incarcerated from at least March 27, 2020, that enjoins the U.S. Treasury from withholding Covid-19 stimulus checks […]

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. requests Governor Stitt immediately ensure all future COVID-19 press briefings are accessible for nearly 395,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oklahomans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Brian Wilkerson, Director of Litigation and Legal Services 918-347-5146 brian@okdlc.org Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. requests Governor Stitt immediately ensure all future COVID-19 press briefings are accessible for nearly 395,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oklahomans Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) is requesting Governor Stitt and […]

Learn More About Our Representative Payee Review Program

Protecting Beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Benefits ODLC is working in collaboration with the Social Security Administration to monitor representative payees throughout Oklahoma. Through this collaboration, ODLC has expanded protection of Social Security beneficiaries by educating representative payees of their responsibilities and identifying cases of misuse.  

National Organizations Join Oklahoma Disability Law Center and State Disability Groups to File Disability Discrimination Complaint Challenging Oklahoma’s Medical Rationing Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Melissa Sublett, Executive Director 918-830-5559 melissa@okdlc.org National Organizations Join Oklahoma Disability Law Center and State Disability Groups to File Disability Discrimination Complaint Challenging Oklahoma’s Medical Rationing Plan As COVID-19 cases have been increasing across the country, Oklahoma finalized its “Hospital Crisis Standards of Care” Plan.  This plan […]

Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. Tells Governor Stitt Immediate Action is Needed to Ensure People with Disabilities Are Receiving Legally Required Accommodations in Oklahoma Hospitals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Melissa Sublett, Executive Director 918-830-5559 melissa@okdlc.org Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. Tells Governor Stitt Immediate Action is Needed to Ensure People with Disabilities Are Receiving Legally Required Accommodations in Oklahoma Hospitals   Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) issued a letter warning Governor Stitt that many Oklahoma […]