Happy Labor Day

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services employees do outstanding work. We are extremely proud of them. On this day they deserve to be appreciated by a grateful agency. We wish them a wonderful Labor Day along with all the other workers out there. All DRS offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

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Wes Hilliard Appointed to Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall has appointed local banker and former Oklahoma state representative Wes Hilliard to the Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The Commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

Hilliard currently serves as president at Landmark Bank in Sulphur and Davis. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012.

School for the Deaf principal to serve as next superintendent

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SULPHUR, Okla. – Chris Dvorak from Ardmore will serve as the new superintendent at Oklahoma School for the Deaf.

OSD is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

“Chris became the high school principal at Oklahoma School for the Deaf in August 2016 and has brought a progressive influence to the learning environment,” DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt wrote in an email announcement to staff.

Dvorak is currently a member of the Oklahoma Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Coalition.

DRS summer camp for jobseekers with disabilities at Wichita Wildlife Refuge

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INDIAHOMA, Okla. – Seven young jobseekers who apparently enjoy hard work and tent camping turned out for paid employment at summer camp last week at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Indianola.

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services offered the innovative on-the-job training June 9 through 14 for Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual Services clients in the DRS Transition School to Work program.