Dale Rogers Training Center 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)
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.
Dale Rogers Training Center 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.
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
- 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 Transitions@drtc.org.
School-aged kids may also be interested in DRTC's Camp Tumbleweed Summer Program.
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.
For more information, contact the Admissions Coordinator at 405-946-4489 ext. 1501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.