DRTC provides multiple programs for persons with disabilities. From the summer camp program for teenagers and young adults, to high school transitional programs, to paid training opportunities and community employment, these nationally-accredited services are provided by highly-trained staff.

Programs funded by Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)

Programs funded by Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)

Private pay

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In 2020, DRTC’s programs received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


CARF International

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers. CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services by applying sets of quality standards during an on-site survey.

When a service or program is CARF accredited, it means it has undergone an in-depth review of its services and demonstrated substantial conformance to the CARF standards during the on-site survey. The service or program has demonstrated its commitment to delivering quality services that focus on your needs and preferences.

DRTC currently holds a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International in the following:

  • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports –Employment Services/Mobile Workforce
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development –Employment Services
  • Organizational Employment Services – Vocational Services/Mobile Workforce/Special Needs Program
  • Transition Services – Transition School-to-Work

What does that mean for you?

  • Accreditation is evidence to persons served that an organization has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging feedback, continuously improving services, enhancing performance, and managing risk.
  • Persons served and their families can be confident that services will be focused on their unique needs.

A participant of DRTC's Employment Services Program taking part in a mock interview.
DRTC Employment Training Specialist Vivan (pictured, right) helps an individual through the job search process

Employment Services Program

The Employment Services Program is an innovative, award-winning service that supports people with disabilities to obtain community employment. An Employment Training Specialist (ETS) helps match individuals' capabilities and skills with job openings in the area.

Once a job has been offered, the ETS works alongside the participant the first several days to learn the job, at no additional cost to the employer.

As the participant becomes skilled at their job, the Employment Training Specialist fades direct supports, leaving a well-trained, reliable employee.

Supported Employment provides services to people across a wide spectrum of disabilities. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) funds and supports DRTC and other services for people with disabilities.

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We hire people with disabilities! Click here to view our current job openings.


Looking for motivated employees? Hiring people with disabilities can benefit your business through:

  • Highly-motivated employees with lower turnover and absenteeism
  • Individualized, cost-free, on-the-job training and assistance tailored to meet your business needs provided by certified staff
  • Long term support and re-training for employees hired through Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc.
  • Assistance applying for Tax Incentives - Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which is a tax credit offered to employers as an incentive to hire individuals who are members of targeted groups that have traditionally faced significant barriers to employment.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

For more information on how to access these services, contact the Employment Services Manager at 405-606-2876 ext. 1702 or email

DRTC also has a job ready workforce to meet your light manufacturing needs.


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited since 2011.

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Transition School-to-Work Program

Work Adjustment Training

The Transition School-To-Work program has been recognized by the Oklahoma Department of Education and serves many high schools in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. The program provides a head start to employment after graduation, as well as assistance with finding a job through DRTC's Employment Services Program after graduation.

High School juniors and seniors participate in job exploration at local businesses. Students are supervised by well-trained staff. Examples of job exploration sites include:

  • Party Galaxy
  • OSU/OKC Horticulture Center
  • Crest
  • Walgreen's
  • Bethany YMCA
  • Embassy Suites

Training includes job readiness and soft skills training.

The Oklahoma Transition Council provides a Timeline of Transition Activities to use to help prepare your child for adulthood. Programs, services and activities are grouped by age.

For more information on how to access these services, or if you are a teacher looking for training opportunities for your students with disabilities, contact the Transition Coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1802 or email

School-aged kids may also be interested in DRTC's Camp Tumbleweed Summer Program.

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Vocational Services Program

Located at the Oklahoma City main campus, participants offer the business community a skilled labor force that produces quality work on time and on budget. Individuals are involved in meaningful, productive, compensated work while learning valuable work-related skills.

Well-trained staff assist participants by helping them reach their specific, work-related goals and increased independence.

Depending on the goals and desires of the person, additional training options include DRTC Awards & Promotional Items where stunning acrylic awards and gifts are produced, and DRTC Framing where high-quality frames are assembled.

For more information, contact the Admissions Coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1501 or email

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Mobile Workforce

Mobile Workforce is designed for participants to gain experience and knowledge in all aspects of community employment. A crew of up to 8, along with a trained staff member, engages in paid vocational training within a local business.

Training focuses on work place guidelines, safety, and co-worker interactions, both with people who have disabilities and those who do not.

Another aspect of the Mobile Workforce includes giving back to the community by choosing to volunteer at locations like the Food Bank or Habitat for Humanity.

Participants may also choose to spend limited time in the Vocational Services Program.

Learn more about Mobile Workforce for your business.

For more information, contact the Admissions Coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1501 or email

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DRTC's Special Needs Program on an excursion to Bricktown.

Special Needs Program

The Special Needs Program is designed specifically for individuals with more significant needs, or those who are approaching retirement age. Individuals participate in a variety of relevant and interesting activities throughout the day. The program focuses on maximizing independence. Limited personal care may be available for those who qualify.

Activities include paid vocational training/subcontract work, job skills, exercise, leisure activities and community field trips.

Placement is limited.

For more information, contact the Admissions Coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1501 or email

Camp Tumbleweed

Summer 2021 update

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, and with the safety of our campers and staff in mind, this year's Camp Tumbleweed will be held virtually. Camp will be offered to pre-teens through young adults, ages 11-21, residing in Oklahoma.

Daily sessions will be 2.5 hours long, four days per week. Daily sessions will have morning and afternoon options.

We're planning on providing a kit full of fun activities for all skill levels. Camp counselors will offer instruction in a virtual environment (video conferencing). Minimal parent/caregiver interaction. Families needing access to the Internet should contact DRTC for assistance.

Funding options are available. For more information, contact the Camp Tumbleweed coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1802 or email

Register today!

Virtual Camp Tumbleweed Registration