National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Oklahoma
NAMI Oklahoma has grown to include seven affiliates throughout the state that facilitate support groups, conduct education programs, and speak in the community to increase understanding and bring awareness to mental illness issues and to share the message that treatment can be effective.
The mission of NAMI Oklahoma, in partnership with its affiliates, is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education and advocacy.
NAMI Support Groups are peer-led and offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees. They offer Family Support Groups and Connection Recovery Support Groups. Attend one of our local groups in person or virtually for resources, support, and hope.
Oklahoma Able Tech connects Oklahomans with disabilities to assistive technology (AT).
Assistive technology consists of products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.
Oklahoma Able Tech will help you find assistive technology solutions to help individuals do tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do.
Oklahoma Able Tech offers 4 programs including Device Demonstration, Device Loan, Device Reutilization, and Financial Loan.
The following areas that Oklahoma Able Tech can help find assistive technology for includes:
- Speech Communication
- Vision, Cognition, and Development
- Seating, Position, and Mobility
- Daily Living
- Environmental Adaptions
- Computer Access
- Vehicle Modification
Oklahoma Autism Center vision is that all children in Oklahoma with autism spectrum disorder (and related disabilities) have access to high-quality services in their local communities. Our mission will be accomplished by the advancement of knowledge and skills through continuing education, internships, coaching, mentoring and scientific inquiry; resulting in systems change at state, regional and community levels.
Oklahoma Autism Network has a broad range of programs focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families. Their programs focus on goals addressing early identification, evidence based interventions from diagnosis through adulthood, increasing access to services across Oklahoma, family supports, and building the capacity of communities to meet the needs of their citizens with ASD. The Oklahoma Autism Network team works in collaboration with other agencies, organizations, families and professionals to achieve these goals.
- Provides a list of local support groups
The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) 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.
To connect to the DRS office in your area call 800.487.4042 or visit our Office Locator page.
DRS is comprised of five program divisions, Vocational Rehabilitation, Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Disability Determination, Oklahoma School for the Blind and Oklahoma School for the Deaf. These divisions operate dozens of programs that help Oklahomans lead more independent and productive lives.
Oklahoma Fosters uses a grassroots approach to coordinate foster care recruitment efforts between government, business, faith, and nonprofit organizations to ensure the right families are available to meet the specific needs of children in foster care in Oklahoma.
In addition to enhancing recruitment efforts for both foster and adoptive families, Oklahoma Fosters utilizes pre-existing networks (e.g., city chambers, churches, Rotary Clubs) to spread information about the cause throughout the state.
For more information, or to get involved, call the foster parent hotline, 1-800-376-9729.
Oklahoma Fosters Support Groups are offered all across the state at various locations, date and times. Visit their website for more information.
Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) helps more than 1.5 million Oklahomans each year across a wide range of services including food assistance, child support, child care, reporting abuse, disabilities services and caretaker needs among others.
OKDHS exists to make sure that when a person falls on hard times, they have a place to turn. Where OKDHS does not offer a program or assistance for a specific situation, they are committed to connecting the person in need with an organization that can help.
Oklahoma Parents Center (OPC) specializes in special education support for people with disabilities from birth to age 26 and their families. They have been providing services to Oklahoma parents and family members of children with disabilities, young adults with disabilities, and the professionals who serve them since 2000!
The OPC helps families work with early intervention, education, and transition systems and services. They also help youth and young adults with disabilities get high-quality services that increase their capacity to be effective self-advocates.
Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR) was created to help Oklahoma families access the early care and education, family support, and health and mental health services they need to support their children during their most critical period of development from birth through age five. OPSR facilitates collaborative planning and decision making to increase coordination between programs, to maximize the use of public and private funding, and to pursue policies that improve learning opportunities and environments for Oklahoma’s children.