Alex entered the vocational rehabilitation program because of his diabetes and desire to go to work and was referred to VR from Workforce. He was raising his 11-year-old-son, Payton. He was a little worried about a couple of classes in the beginning at Kiamichi Technical Center and to further his education at OSU-Okmulgee to get…Continue readingAlex


Tiffany won the Miss Black UCO 2012 scholarship pageant and used her invisible disability – dyslexia – as her platform during her reign. As part of the competition, Tiffany described the “heart attack feeling” she would get when called upon to read aloud in school and how much she was affected by people telling her…Continue readingTiffany


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Ryann has significant vision and hearing loss and she also has a great love of horses. She earned an associate degree in Equine Science Management from Morrisville State College in Morrisville, New York. Through the help of a mentor at the University of Oklahoma, Ryann enrolled at Oklahoma State University with a major in recreational…Continue readingRyann


Tamesha has MS (Muscular Sclerosis) and, although she had Social Security and Medicare benefits, she was not thriving. With DRS’ help, Tamesha received counseling that helped her feel more confident and get back into the community. She was also helped with job searches and gaining employment. New Assistive Technology in the form of a walker…Continue readingTamesha


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 Johnny received counseling and many services that enabled his attendance at Metro Tech to learn carpentry. He excelled in this environment and earned excellent marks! In fact, he was honored as Student of the Month and holds an OSHA certificate which is the hazard recognition training he’ll need for any job in Oklahoma or other…Continue readingJohnny


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Bud has overcome barriers related to the progressive loss of his eyesight – only one eye could see when he was first diagnosed; now, he has lost sight to both eyes.Continue readingBud


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Amanda has also overcome some personal barriers and DRS taught her the technique of opposition thinking* which is helping her in her new job. *Opposition thinking is a simple technique of substituting a positive thought each and every time a negative or limiting thought enters the mind. This begins to distract the mind from a…Continue readingAmanda


Angie, from Bixby, Oklahoma received services through DRS for her disabilities related to her profound hearing loss. She had great assistance from her counselor / Program Manager, Jonathon Cook. Her counselor assisted her by providing counseling and guidance, clothing, transportation, telecommunications, information, referral and job placement. She also received humidifiers for her ears as well…Continue readingAngie


Devon, from Tulsa, received services through DRS for the disabilities related to his right hand and amputation that occurred as a very small child. He has undergone at least 15 surgeries to his hand in his childhood and adult life. Terri Schrader, DRS counselor, greatly assisted Devon by providing information on colleges and universities he…Continue readingDevon


Ashley, from Claremore, received services through DRS for her disabilities related to her hearing loss in her right ear as well as her mild cerebral palsy. She had great assistance from her counselor, Terri Schrader, who assisted her by providing supported employment, counseling and guidance, clothing, and assessments, information and referral. Ashley stated that she…Continue readingAshley


DRS counselor, Sandy Keese, assisted Audrey, from Tulsa, with her disabilities related to hearing loss. Audrey received occupational training at Paul Mitchell where she received her Cosmetology Certificate. She now works at Dapper, Inc., in Tulsa. Sandy also provided Audrey with counseling and guidance, clothing, and a referral to Jackie Scholl for adaptive equipment such…Continue readingAudrey