Available programs at DRTC

DRTC provides multiple programs for persons with disabilities. From the summer camp program for teenagers and young adults, to paid training opportunities and community employment, these nationally-accredited services are provided by highly-trained staff. DRTC programs receive funding from Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Services and United Way.

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Employment Services

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.

Federal Contracts

DRTC holds federal contracts through SourceAmerica®, an AbilityOne® Program to employ people with disabilities.

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Vocational Services

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.

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Mobile Workforce

Mobile Workforce is designed for participants to gain experience and knowledge in community employment. A crew of no more than 5, along with a trained staff member, engages in paid vocational training within a local business.

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Special Needs

The Special Needs Program is designed specifically for individuals with more significant needs and require more complex supports. The program focuses on maximizing independence in daily living skills as well as social skills training as they engage in the community.

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Camp Tumbleweed Academy

An in person summer day camp for high school freshman-seniors with disabilities.

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CARF International

In July of 2023, DRTC received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the following programs:

  • 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

DRTC has been CARF-accredited since 2011.

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.