Public Invited to Disability Program Administrative Rule Hearings

OKLAHOMA CITY - Proposed rule changes potentially affecting several programs for Oklahomans with disabilities will be the focus of a public hearing held by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council.

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3 and Tulsa on Feb. 4.

Programs affected by the proposed new rules are administered by DRS and include vocational rehabilitation and employment services for Oklahomans with all types of disabilities.

Oklahoma School for the Blind teacher renews national board certification

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Oklahoma School for the Blind teacher Faye Miller joins 4,786 teachers across the United States who have renewed their certifications as National Board Certified Teachers.

Miller was recertified recently as a National Board Certified Teacher for Exceptional Needs Students with Visual impairments.

She is a certified orientation and mobility instructor who trains Oklahoma School for the Blind students to travel safely and independently.

Good for Business: Central Oklahoma businesses to recruit job candidates at new Career Opportunity Expo

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma employers like OGE, FAA and Ditchwitch are already signed up for the first Career Opportunity Expo 2020: Ready, Set Hired! on February 11.

Employers are invited to showcase their businesses and recruit talented, loyal job candidates who are ready to work.

The Business Services Program in the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will hold free skills development and marketing training seminars to attract qualified jobseekers to attend the event.

School for the Deaf coach, players win National DeafDigest sports awards

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SULPHUR, Okla. – National Deafdigest Sports has named Angie Shelby, Oklahoma School for the Deaf volleyball coach, as 2019 coach of the year.

The organization selected Shelby, who graduated from OSD in 1999, as the top division 2 coach for all schools for the deaf in the nation.

“I’m humbled to be named coach of the year,” Shelby said. “I could not take all credit because I feel strongly that my Assistant Coach Caroline Evans and Student Assistant Coach Isaiah Holt are the huge help with the program.”