Additional Resources

Oklahoma specific resources:

Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)

Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide

Oklahoma Disability Law Center

United Way of Central Oklahoma

Easter Seals of Oklahoma

Special Olympics Oklahoma

Statewide information and Referral for Oklahomans with Special Needs. Include the Respite Voucher Program.

Oklahoma People First

Oklahoma Family Network
The Oklahoma Family Network (OFN) Family-to-Family Health Information Center informs and connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families and professionals to services and supports in their communities. OFN provides opportunities for individuals and families to strengthen their communities through leadership development and volunteering. The OFN Mentorship Program is the flagship program of the center.

Work Related:

Social Security Administration

Ticket to Work

What can you do?

To be Real People/Real Jobs
A growing online catalogue of employment success stories.

Think Beyond the Label


US Department of Education

No Child Left Behind

My Child without Limits

Disability Specific:

From the UCP home page, "UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP's mission is to advance independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities."
*Note- this site contains resources for vacation and travel for families with special needs children.

National Down Syndrome Society

Autism Society

Autism Speaks

General topics:

The Medicaid Reference Desk
Explains Medicaid in basic terms, state by state. This site gives people with cognitive disabilities, family members and advocates information about what is available through their State Medicaid Plans and waivers. The site also gives information on where to apply for services.

CARF International
An independent, nonprofit, organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcome.

Special Needs Planning
This site provides information on financial planning for families with a member who has a disability or special needs.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities(formerly AAMR)