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2012 ORC Transition Folder 

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Oklahoma Secondary Transition Planning

It’s never too early to start planning for a child’s future.
 

These are recommended resources, services and activities for students with disabilities as they prepare for life after high school.  The numbers in the boxes correspond to the resource list.

 

Elementary School:  

DDSD – DHS (6, 19)

SSA Benefits (31)

OHCA – Medicaid (SoonerCare, TEFRA) (22)

 

Other resources to consider at any time:

Information and Referral (OASIS, 2-1-1, DRS Resource Guide) (1, 5, 7, 15)

ODMHSAS and OSDH (18, 29)

NAMI, OFN and OPC (13, 21, 26)

Accessible Instructional Materials and OLBPH (2, 3, 12, 24)

Self Determination and Self Advocacy (4, 13, 14, 30)

Assistive Technology (2, 16)

DHS (19)

 

This is a recommended time frame.  However, resources can be utilized as appropriate.  

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Oklahoma Secondary Transition Planning

It’s never too early to start planning for a child’s future.

These are recommended resources, services and activities for students with disabilities as they prepare for life after high school.  The numbers in the boxes correspond to the resource list.  

 

Middle/Jr. High School:  

Discuss Transition with Teachers, Students and Schools (5, 28, 30, 32)

Request Appropriate Accommodations (21, 26, 28, 30)

 

Other resources to consider at any time:

Picture ID and Pass 8th grade reading test (25, 28)

Work Permits (Your Local School)

Transition Assessments/Career Interest Inventories (28, 30)
Prepare for High School (credits, courses) (23, 28)

Independent Living and Social Skills (9, 18, 26)
After school and summer options (camps, daycare, clubs, sports, work) (5, 15, 27, 32, 33, 34)

College or/Core Track, Gear Up/OHLAP (8, 23, 27, 28)

 

This is a recommended time frame.  However, resources can be utilized as appropriate.  

DRS Logo and ORC Logo

Oklahoma Secondary Transition Planning

It’s never too early to start planning for a child’s future.

These are recommended resources, services and activities for students with disabilities as they prepare for life after high school.  The numbers in the boxes correspond to the resource list.  

 

High School: 

Research Career/Develop Resume (5, 28, 30, 33)

Employment Preparation Services (5, 32, 33)

(ACT/SAT) (FASFA/Pell) College – Career Techs Concurrent Enrollment (8, 17, 23, 28) (At Local School)

 

Other resources to consider at any time:

Personal Care Notebook, Miranda Rights, Safety Skills (4, 11, 14, 20, 21, 26, 29)

Student-Led Meetings (30)

Youth Leadership Forum (34)
Sheltered Workshops (19)

Transition Assessments/Career Interest Inventories (5, 17, 28, 30, 32, 33)
Consider Guardianship (6, 19, 20)

Bank Accounts/Financial Planning (19, 28, 31)

Housing – Assisted Living, Group Homes (1, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15, 18)

SSA Redetermination, Investigate Medicaid Changes (22, 31)

Register to Vote, Register for Military Service (At Local Post Office)

Job Corps (10)

Obtain Drivers License/Transportation (15, 25)

 

This is a recommended time frame.  However, resources can be utilized as appropriate.  

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Information Resource List
 

1.  2-1-1 Oklahoma

2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis.  OKC 877-362-1606    Tulsa 877-836-2111

 

2.  ABLE Tech Oklahoma

Helps with assistive technology by offering a short-term equipment loan program, demonstration centers, reuse, low interest bank loan, information and referral.  405-744-9748 or 888-885-5588

www.ok.gov/abletech

 

3.  Accessible Instructional Materials Center

Provides textbooks and other instructional materials in Braille, large print and other accessible formats to students who are unable to use standard print.  405-521-3514 or 800-523-0288  www.library.state.ok.us/aim 

 

4.  Center for Learning and Leadership

Supports individuals and family members through the various community programs and helps navigate through the Oklahoma Family Support 360(symbol for degree) Center.  405-271-4500 or 800-627-6827  www.ouhsc.edu/thecenter 

5.  Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

(DRS Resource Guide) Expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.  405-951-3400 or 800-845-8476  www.okdrs.gov/   or www.okrehab.org/guide/indexmanual.html 

 

6.  Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)

Provides services to persons age 3 and older who have an intellectual disability (IQ of 70 or below) or other developmental or physical disabilities.  405-521-6267   www.okdhs.org/divisionoffices/visd/ddsd/ 

 

7.  Easter Seals of Oklahoma

Services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and autism services.  405-239-2525   http://ok.easterseals.com 

 

8.  Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Works to make sure Oklahoma 5th-12th grade students and parents have the information needed to prepare academically, socially and financially for college.  405-225-9191   www.okhighered.org/gearup/ 

9.  Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Federal agency responsible for policy and programs that address America’s housing needs.  Provides mortgage insurance and rental subsidies to lower-income families, develops HUD-insured multifamily housing, and enforces Federal Fair Housing laws.  OKC 405-609-8509   Tulsa 918-292-8900  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD 

 

10.  Job Corps Oklahoma

A no-cost education and vocational training program for those ages 16 through 24.  800-733-5627   www.jobcorps.gov 

 

11.  Joint Oklahoma Information Network (JOIN)

A community resource directory to search for services and programs.  www.join.ok.gov 

 

12.  Liberty Braille

Provides large print and braille textbooks to Oklahoma public school students grades K-12 who are unable to use standard print.  405-562-3996 or 800-920-3369  www.libertybraille.com 

 

13.  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Education and support programs which include:  Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Family-to-Family, and in Our Own Voice:  Living with Mental Illness.  405-230-1900 or 800-583-1264  ok.nami.org  

 

14.  Office of Disability Concerns and Client Assistance Program (CAP)

The Little Book of Advocacy: and Housing for People with Disabilities in Oklahoma: A Resource Guide: CAP advises and informs individuals on services and benefits.  405-521-3756 or 800-522-8224  www.ok.gov/odc 

 

15.  Oklahoma Areawide Services Information System (OASIS)

A statewide resource center, providing information, referral and assistance for Oklahomans with disabilities and special health care needs.  405-271-6302 or 800-426-2747  oasis.ouhsc.edu 

 

 

16.  Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC)

Offers a variety of services for children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities who may benefit from assistive technology.  OKC 800-700-6282   Tulsa 918-660-3281  www.theoatc.org 

 

17.  Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Provides leadership, resources, and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education.  405-377-2000   www.okcareertech.org/ 

 

18.  Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS)

Community mental health and substance abuse services, crisis intervention services, psychiatric hospital services, alcohol and drug treatment.  800-522-9054 Referral Hotline   http://ok.gov/odmhsas

 

19.  Oklahoma Department of Human Services Guardianship Assistance 

Provides programs and services for persons with disabilities.  Services include assessment of the need for a guardian.  405-521-3646  www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/docs/disabilities/htm  

Office of Client Advocacy

Helps eligible persons with complaints and appeals regarding DHS services.  405-525-4850

 

20.  Oklahoma Disability Law Center (ODLC)

Provides legal services to eligible clients consistent with the established priorities and objectives.  405-525-7755 or OKC 800-880-7755   Tulsa 800-226-5883   www.oklahomadisabilitylaw.org/

 

21.  Oklahoma Family Network (OFN)

Provides family to family connections for accessing resources and services.  405-271-5072 or 877-871-5072   www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org 

 

22.  Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA)/SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid)

SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can’t afford them.  OHCA is the state agency that administers the program and determines financial eligibility for the program.  405-522-6205   800-522-0114   800-757-5979 (TDD)  http://okhca.org/   http://okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=52&menu=40&parts=11601_7453  

 

23.  Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) 

Covers college tuition for up to five years at any public college or university in the state.  Must enroll during eighth, ninth or tenth grade.  405-225-9152  800-858-1840  www.okhighered.org/okpromise/  

 

24.  Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (OLBPH)

Free library services for persons who are blind, visually impaired, have a learning disability, or have a physical limitation.  405-521-3514  800-523-0288  www.library.state.ok.us 

 

25.  Department of Public Safety

Oklahoma Driver’s Manual   www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/okdm.html

 

26.  Oklahoma Parent Center (OPC)

The statewide parent training and information center serving parents of children with disabilities.  405-379-6015 or  877-553-4332  www.oklahomaparentscenter.org/ 

 

27.  School for the Blind (OSB)/School for the Deaf (OSD)

Purpose is to provide educational services to children who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired residing in the State of Oklahoma.  877-229-7136 (OSB)   888-685-3323 (OSD)  www.osb.k12.ok.us/   www.osd.k12.ok.us/  

 

28.  Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Special Education Services (SES)

Offers information and technical assistance to families at all stages of the educational process and support for teachers and service providers.  405-522-3248 http://ok.gov/sde/special-education

 

29.  Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)

Services include:  Family Support and Prevention, Maternal and Child Health, Child Guidance, Dental Health, Screening and Special Services, and SoonerStart.  405-271-5600  or  800-522-0203  www.ok.gov/health 

 

30.  University of Oklahoma Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment

Facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities.  405-325-8951  http://education.ou.edu/zarrow/

 

31.  Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) / Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  The official web site of the US Social Security Administration.  For qualifying persons with a disability, pays benefits to you and members of your family based on your work history.  For quality persons with a disability, pays benefits based on financial need.  http://www.ssa.gov/    www.ssa.gov/disability 

 

32.  Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

Expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping tribal members with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.  405-951-3400  or  800-845-8476  www.okrehab.org/seekers/seekers-tribal-vr.htm 

 

33.  Workforce Oklahoma

Helps customers in finding jobs, making career decisions and training.  www.workforceok.org/default.htm 

 

34.  Youth Leadership Forum

Leadership training to Oklahoma high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.  405-521-4984  or  800-836-4470   www.okddc.ok.gov/youth_leadership_forum.html