To nurture children with special needs through education, therapy, training, and early intervention programs in an inclusive and supportive environment.
University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and Platt College-- students complete practicum hours in Special Care classrooms toward Special Education, Early Childhood Development, and related degrees. Students also gain Autistic Behavioral Analysts certification training hours in Special Care's Autism Clinic. OU Health Sciences Center and Platt College send interns/nurses for continuing education, certification, and training hours. Easter Seals and Special Care mutually refer and advise clients. In addition, Special Care trains Easter Seals teachers to include children with autism in their program activities. Coffee Creek Equestrian Therapy Program and Sunbeam Family Services are other organizations with whom we mutually refer and advise clients. Oklahoma Arts Council--Special Populations sends artists to Special Care for storytelling, drama, painting, pottery-making, music, etc. In addition, Special Care students attend Oklahoma Arts Council events as special guests. Heritage Hall High School and Casady High School student volunteers participate on Special Care's Teen Advisory Board and regularly volunteer at Special Care. Dell Corporation, Chesapeake Energy, and Devon Energy employees regularly volunteer at Special Care as well. Volunteers provide invaluable support and relationships for Special Care's children, families, and staff. Oklahoma City Thunder brings a book bus to our facility monthly that provides a free book to every Special Care child. In addition, they periodically volunteer.
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.
United Way of Central Oklahoma creates lasting changes in people's lives right here in our community. No longer just a fundraising organization, today United Way is on the front lines of some of our community's most pressing problems through the work of 60 agencies.
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