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Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 NW 58th Street
Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 951-3400 (Local)
(405) 951-3529 (Fax)
(800) 845-8476 (Toll-Free)
info@okdrs.gov
http://www.okdrs.gov

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Oklahoma.

Staff

Doug Boone, Visual Services Administrator, (405) 951-3485, dboone@okdrs.gov
Elaine Boykin, Programs Manager, Visual Services, eboykin@okdrs.gov
Joe Cordova, Executive Director, (405) 951-3400
Greg De Martra, Field Services Coordinator,Visual Services, ghdemartra@okdrs.gov
Fatos Floyd, Field Services Coordinator, Visual Services, (918) 581-2351, ffloyd@okdrs.gov
Mike Hamrick, Business Enterprise Programs Operations Coordinator, Visual Services, mhamrick@okdrs.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessment of independent living skills to develop individualized plans of instruction in activities of daily living, vocational evaluation, and low vision evaluation through contracted vendors.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Textbooks, nonfiction.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.
  • Counseling
    • Offers rehabilitation counseling through certified rehabilitation counselors. Refers to local resources where appropriate.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in skills of daily living, home and personal management, communication, travel, and various adaptive skills. Provides independent living services for persons age 55 and older.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides career and skill counseling, vocational placement, vending facility training. Contracts for other employment-related services. Maintains job line. Post-secondary education may be provided to consumers as part of an approved individualized plan for employment.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides general information about blindness and visual impairment and referrals to other resources.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains a library for blind and physically handicapped.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Reading Services
    • Daily Oklahoma, Tulsa World, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Children

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Education Services
    • The Oklahoma School for the Blind and the Oklahoma School for the Deaf provide on-campus education programs for residential students and those who commute from home. Both Schools offer pre-school programs and provide onsite consultation to benefit students who are deaf or blind and attending other public schools across the state.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation services to organizations and service providers on vocational and independent living issues.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers internship/field work placement in rehabilitation counseling, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility training and holds workshops for interpreters for deaf-blind.
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