We partner with many organizations in the community to enhance and enrich the lives of those we serve. Below, you will find a list of resources that might be helpful to families of children with special needs.
Guide to Community Services in OK – Center for Learning & Leadership – This guide lists a variety of community services available to people with disabilities and their families, and provides information about the purpose, eligibility, application process and other elements of these services. It also provides contact information for agencies and organizations throughout Oklahoma.
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.
State Department of Education – Special Education Services – Special Education Services is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
SoonerStart – SoonerStart is Oklahoma’s early intervention program. It is designed to meet the needs of families with infants or toddlers with developmental delays. In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) the program builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members to enhance infant’s or toddler’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.
Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship – Section A of the LNH Scholarship Act allows the parent/guardian of a public school student with a disability to exercise their parental option and request to have an LNH Scholarship awarded for their child to enroll in and attend a private school.
Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association (GODSA) – GODSA is committed to sponsoring and supporting recreational and competitive events including basketball, track and field, swimming, road racing, table tennis, weight-lifting, and water sports. In most sports, competitions are available at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
JD McCarty Center – At the McCarty Center, we help children with developmental disabilities learn to move, eat, play and communicate better.
Camp Barnabas – Camp Barnabas is a Christian summer camp dedicated to providing summer camp experiences to people with special needs, physical or intellectual challenges, and their siblings from throughout the United States.
Cerebral Palsy Guide – Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
Programs for Adults with Special Needs
Wings – WINGS A Special Needs Community was created to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing significant job training and post-high school educational opportunities.
Barnabas Prep – Barnabas Prep is an independent living-learning experience that extends the long tradition of the Christian ministry of Camp Barnabas beyond the summer and into the daily lives of young adults with special needs.
The Meadows – The Meadows Center for Opportunity, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which has been serving the vocational training needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Since 1983, the Meadows has provided these individuals with the opportunity to work, socialize, and focus on a positive future.
Dale Rogers Training Center – Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. (DRTC) supports people with disabilities through paid vocational training, in-house programs and work opportunities as well as competitive community employment.
211 – Do you have a relative, friend or client who needs services but may be having trouble finding them? Dial 2-1-1 to find services for food, clothing, health care, shelter, housing, support groups, legal aid, employment and many more human services in your area. We can help you access services from over 10,00 programs that exist to help people in need. 2-1-1 is a free and easy-to-remember phone number that streamlines the process of matching critical health and human services with the clients who need them. The 2-1-1 call center based in Tulsa, Oklahoma serves an 37-county area, operates 24 hours a day, and receives approximately 15,000 calls per month.
United Way of Central Oklahoma – United Way of Central Oklahoma is committed to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of individual families in need in central Oklahoma by connecting community resources with responsive and accountable health and human services agencies.
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families help children and their families in their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss.
Conscious Discipline – Conscious Discipline provides a proven and comprehensive approach that will improve both the life of caregivers and the lives of their children. It empowers you with the self-awareness, brain information, developmental knowledge and useable skills necessary to create safe, connected, problem-solving homes.