United Cerebral Palsy was founded by parents in New
York city, in 1948. The Oklahoma Affiliate was incorporated in 1963, to serve children with cerebral palsy and their families.
Ability Connection Oklahoma served more than 1,029
Oklahomans with disabilities in 2016 by providing: Financial Assistance to 222 people with disabilities and their families; Speech communication devices and apps for 96 children and adults with disabilities;
Funding for 92 athletes with disabilities to train and compete; Support group forum for 65
parents and caregivers of children with disabilities; 95 Tech Lab appointments for adults with disabilities to utilize computer and internet services, and education and social activities for 55 adults with disabilities living independently. Information, referral and educational opportunities are provided throughout the year.
Connection Oklahoma continually strives to improve the services we provide for
people with disabilities.
1) Volunteer/Intern to enter data, answer phones and other administrative duties.
$15,000 to fund New Voices program for approximately 20 individuals with disabilities.
Funding to provide assistive technology training.
Letter from Mom: Our daughter Penny received an iPad with speech app from Ability Connection Oklahoma. It has opened up a whole new avenue of communication for her. The day we brought it home was the first time she was able to say "Dad". Through the device, she was also able to say her sister and brothers' names, and "NO" for the first time. By far, her favorite thing to do with the device initially, was to spell her name and hear it said over and over.
Information/Referral and Follow-Along
Outreach (Program on hold-pending funding)
(Norman) Ability Connection Oklahoma sponsored HUD 202
accessible living accommodations for adults with disabilities. Program
consists of 44 units across 4 locations. Provide funding for 55 residents, to participate in education and outreach activities, assist with groceries, internet and social opportunities.
(Norman) Sponsored by Ability Connection Oklahoma in
collaboration with the Norman Housing authority. This HUD Section 202
Housing complex consists of 44 living units for low income elderly.
Temporary and/or permanent loans of durable medical
equipment, such as wheelchairs, feeding seats, prone standers,
strollers, adapted toys, bath seats, etc., are provided without charge
regardless of disability.
As funding permits, Ability Connection Oklahoma can
provide assistance in funding for specific expenses related to
disability that have no other source of funding. Through a simple
application process, a committee reviews requests in the following
areas; small specialized adaptive aids, diapers, specialized infant
formulas, critical medications, emergency rental costs and emergency
Oklahoma continues to focus on our client's needs, even as we face new
financial challenges. All services are provided free of charge, but are
dependent upon funding. Thank you for visiting Ability Connection Oklahoma, and
considering the needs of people with disabilities.
Michelle L. Jackson
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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