The Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) was established by executive order of the state’s governor in 1973, and reauthorized by each governor since; and federally authorized by the DD Act of 2000. The Council promotes quality services and programs that enable persons with developmental disabilities to realize increased independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in the community. Though not a provider of direct services, the Council has assisted thousands of Oklahomans to live, work, play, learn and worship in their own homes and in their own neighborhoods.
Expressions Gallery 2016
Oklahoma has incredible artists with disabilities and it’s time to showcase their masterpieces! ODDC is partnering with Oklahoma People First to host Expressions Gallery 2016, an art exhibition with artwork by people with disabilities, during the Oklahoma People First Annual Conference.
The Oklahoma People First Annual Conference is an educational and advocacy event by and for Oklahomans with disabilities.
Date: October 14-16, 2016
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Warren Place, Tulsa
If you want to submit artwork to the Expressions Gallery, or know of an artist who would be interested, see below for more details in our flyer and art entry form! If you have any questions, please contact Jenifer Randle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owing to the budget crisis in Oklahoma state government, the Council must very regretfully announce that applications to the Consumer Involvement Fund and Professional Development Fund cannot be accepted until further notice. We apologize for this, and look forward to reinstating these funds as soon as possible. For more information, or to suggest ideas on how we might otherwise support your personal or professional development, please contact us via email: email@example.com
What are Developmental Disabilities?
Developmental Disabilities are severe disabilities, originating any time from birth through age 21, that are expected to last a lifetime. Developmental disabilities may be cognitive, physical, or a combination of both. While not always visible, these disabilities can result in serious limitations in everyday activities of life, including self-care, communication, learning, mobility, or being able to work or live independently. Such disabilities may require a combination of specialized, interdisciplinary, or generic services, and assistance for an extended duration.