CENTER FOR LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP OKLAHOMA’S FEDERALLY DESIGNATED UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (UCEDD)
New Oklahoma UCEDD Report: 2007‐2012 Accomplishments
The Center for Learning and Leadership has developed a report that highlights our major accomplishments for the past five years in our core functions: pre‐service and continuing education, community services, research and information dissemination. The report is available in both English and Spanish by visiting our website at www.ouhsc.edu/thecenter. New Online Resource for Self‐Advocates Self‐Advocacy Online is a new website that provides educational and networking tools for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Developed by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota, the website includes lessons on topics such as healthy living, video stories of self‐advocates and a directory of self‐advocacy groups in each state. The website also includes research findings relevant to self‐advocates that are provided in an accessible format. The website is available at www.selfadvocacyonline.org.
Early Intervention and Special Education Survey for Parents and Family Members
In collaboration with the Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC), the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services collects information every year from parents and family members about: 1) SoonerStart and early intervention services, and 2) the efforts of schools to partner with families to provide special education services. If you would like to provide information about either topic, visit
oklahomaparentscenter.org/ to complete the survey online, or call OPC at 1‐877‐553‐4332 to answer the survey on the phone or request to have the survey mailed. Bookshare® Provides Accessible Online Library Bookshare is an online library for people with visual impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. To become a member, you must register and provide proof of your disability. Members can then download books, textbooks and newspapers in digital formats that can be read using adaptive technology, or receive hard copy materials in Braille. U.S. schools and qualifying students are eligible for free membership. For more information, visit www.bookshare.org/.
Oklahoma People First has Moved! Oklahoma People First offices have moved to Norman. New contact information: Address: 1145 E. Main Norman, OK 73071 Phone: 405‐701‐2066 Fax: 405‐701‐2079 MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oklahoma Early Access Autism Project
Free autism screening for children ages 18 months to 7 years. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 405‐295‐5273 or visit www.earlyaccessok.org. October 18: Tishomingo
October 26: Oklahoma City, Stillwater
November 9: Ponca City, Poteau
October 27: Western Oklahoma Parental Involvement Institute ‐sponsored by the Oklahoma Parents Center and the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Western Technology Center, 600 Sooner Dr., Burns Flat, OK. Call 1‐877‐553‐4332 or click here for registration information. October 30‐31: Person Centered Thinking Training, 8:30 a.m.‐3:30 p.m., Bios Offices, 3521 S. 24th St. W., Muskogee, OK. Register by October 24. To register or for more information, call the Center for Learning and Leadership at 405‐271‐4500, ext. 41012. November 1: “Future Shock” Career Day ‐for Oklahoma students with visual impairments, their families, and teachers, 9 a.m.‐3 p.m., Oklahoma School for the Blind, 3300 Gibson St., Muskogee, OK. E‐mail email@example.com or call 1‐877‐229‐7136 for more information. November 2: Promoting Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, sponsored by the Oklahoma Autism Network, 9 a.m.‐12 p.m., El Reno, OK. E‐mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.okautism.org for more information. November 3‐4: Oklahoma People First Annual Conference, Doubletree, 6110 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa, OK. E‐mail email@example.com or click here for registration form. November 6‐7: Person Centered Thinking Training, 9 a.m.‐4 p.m., SoonerStart Offices, 3017 N. Stiles Ave., Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK. Register by October 31. To register or for more information, call the Center for Learning and Leadership at 405‐271‐4500, ext. 41012. November 7‐9: Oklahoma Transition Institute, Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Dr., Norman, OK. Visit www.ou.edu/zarrow for more information.
focus facts is published for the Center for Learning and Leader-ship, Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). It is dissemi-nated to a statewide and national network of people interested in developmental disabilities. If you would like to submit informa-tion to be published in the newslet-ter, please e-mail or mail our Editor. Be sure to include the source, de-scription, and contact information relevant to the information you are submitting. Email: Learn2Lead-UCEDD@ouhsc.edu focus facts is supported by grant #90DD0685 from the U.S. Depart-ment of Health and Human Services Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Addi-tional support is provided by Okla-homa co-sponsors: OU College of Medicine, The University of Okla-homa Health Sciences Center, and project partners: East Central Uni-versity and Cameron University. The University of Oklahoma pub-lishes this newsletter in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations. The University of Okla-homa, in compliance with all Federal and State applicable laws and regu-lations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This in-cludes but is not limited to admis-sions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. www.ou.edu/eoo
Center for Learning and Leadership/UCEDD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
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