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Office of Disability Concerns
Greetings from Valencia Stiggers, The New Oklahoma
Pledge Newsletter Editoirand The New Disability Program
I'm honored to join the Office of Disability Concerns (ODC) and look forward to continue
assisting Oklahomans. Prior to (ODC) I was previously employed with several state agencies' in
various capacities. I've always had a desire to help others regardless of the problem or situation.
In 2007 I was one of (17) statewide Disability Program Navigators. My days were busy promoting
disability awareness in communities, attending conferences, phone webinars, workshops,
seminars, job fairs, and meeting people with disabilities seeking employment, housing, trainings,
or many other much needed services.
Each day long after my duties ended I found myself thinking of those whom I helped, and being
thankful I was able to help them achieve successful outcomes. Therefore, it is my pledge to keep
you informed and provide current disability News, Health & Wellness, State and Federal
Education updates, Housing, Employment, Americans with Disability Act information, Veterans
Affairs, Financial Resources, Social Services Resources, and Center Stage Corner personal
interviews in each issue.
As the editor of the Oklahoma Pledge Quarterly Newsletter I extend an open door policy to all.
Please feel free to contact me anytime Toll Free: (800)-522-8224, Fax: (405)-522-6695, or by
email: Valencia.email@example.com. gov to share newsworthy information.
May our friendship last a life time and Thank You for your Support!
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Recently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected five new members to a two year term to
the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (ACWV). The committee's purpose is to review and
recommend changes that affect women veterans services, programs, administrative, and legislation,
to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Honorable Eric K. Shenseki. The committee was created
in November 1983. Women joining the military are excepted to increase by record numbers.
Volume 1, Issue 1
Inside this issue:
Choice Magazine Listening
IDEAL Currency Reader
OK Youth Leadership
U.S. Housing Dept.
Calendar of Events
SPECIAL POINTS OF
ODC New Editor
The First Regular 54th Okla.
Legislature Session will
reconvene Feb.04, 13 at
Formerly -United Cerebral
Palsy Association Oklahoma
is now Ability Connection
2012-2013 Survival Kit for
Seniors are now available at
the Areawide Aging Agency ,
please call (405)-943-4344
for more information.
Thanks to all Veterans and their families for sharing your loved ones with us past or present, and to
those currently serving in the military defending AMERICA Thank You.