Outside resources

The following links will direct you to sites outside of the DRTC site. DRTC assumes no responsibility for the integrity of the site, or the accuracy of the information contained therein.


Autism Society

Autism Speaks

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy Guide

International Dyslexia Association

National Down Syndrome Society

From the UCP home page, “UCP is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP’s mission is to advance independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.”
*Note- this site contains resources for vacation and travel for families with special needs children.

General topics

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly AAMR)

Caption Call
Free caption telephone for anyone with difficulty hearing on the phone.

CARF International
An independent, nonprofit, organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcome.

Digital Accessibility
Partnership on Employment & Accessibility Technology (PEAT)

Disability Visibility Project
An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.

Maryville University
Higher education options for students with disabilities: a guide for students, families and educators.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
National self-advocacy organization with a board of representatives and members from every state.

Sibling Leadership Network
Provides siblings of people with disabilities information and tools to advocate for their brothers and sisters.

Special Needs Planning
This site provides information on financial planning for families with a member who has a disability or special needs.
Sharing helpful information and practical advice with parents of children who have a disability.


Decoding Dyslexia OK

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO)
DSACO raises awareness and provides resources, as well as promotes acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.

Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma

OKC Accessible Hazard Alert System Register to received accessible alert messages before, during and after an emergency in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Connecting Oklahomans with Disabilities to Assistive Technology

Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)

Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council

Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network (OKSAN)
OKSAN is a collaborative effort to strengthen the self-advocacy movement in Oklahoma and to increase the inclusion and independence of people with disabilities.

OKDRS: Seven steps in the VR process

Oklahoma Disability Law Center

Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide

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.

Oklahoma STABLE Program
Savings accounts for qualified people with disabilities. Please research and seek guidance from your financial adviser(s).

Santa Fe Family Life Center

Sooner SUCCESS works with public and private entities to advance a broad range of services for children in Oklahoma who have special health care needs. Programs include: Health Care Trainsition Initiative, On the Road, Respite Voucher Program, Supporting Parents with Disabilities, SUCCESS for Life and Sibshops.

The Sparrow Project (Facebook page)
Promoting happy and fulfilled lives of adults with intellectual disabilities through work skills, life skills, creative interests and social activities. Based in the Moore area.

Special Olympics Oklahoma

United Way of Central Oklahoma

Voluntary/Involuntary Commitment – helpful information to navigate the process of a voluntary/involuntary commitment for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

Wheelchair-accessible vacations in OK –