STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES

Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT)
P.O. Box 54877, Tulsa, OK  74155
Website: www.dsat.org
Support group to families of children with Down syndrome in Northeast Oklahoma
To contact DSAT about a new family, please contact:
Jamie Harper via e-mail.

Oklahoma Family Network
Website:  www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org
Formerly SPAN and Neonatal Parents Network.  Oklahoma’s Parent to Parent group that provides one on one parental support for families raising children with special need.
 
Sooner Start
Telephone: (800) 426-2747
Website:  www.sde.state.ok.us/home/defaultie.html
Oklahoma’s early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddler (Ages Birth – 3) with disabilities and developmental delays.

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education Special Education Services
Telephone:  (405) 521-3351 or contact your local school district
Website:  www.sde.state.ok.us/home/defaultie.html
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), part B is the federal law that supports special education and related service programming for children and youth (ages 3-21) with disabilities and developmental delays.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Telephone:  Contact the Local County Office
Website:  www.okdhs.org/programs/programs.htm
Programs and Services to include:
SoonerStart (Early Intervention)                   
 Developmental Disabilities Services Division
State Supplemental Payments                                   
Medical Services & Medicaid
Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment

Family Voices of Oklahoma
Telephone:  (800) 766-2223, ext 56910
Website:  http://OKVoices.org
A newsletter for families and friends of children with special needs.

OASIS
P.O. Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK  73190
Telephone:  (405) 271-6302 or (800) 426-2747
Website:  http://oasis.ouhsc.edu
Oklahoma’s statewide information and referral service.

Oklahoma Developmental Disabilites Council
2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 74, Oklahoma City, OK  73107
Telephone:  (405) 521-4984 or (800) 836-4470
Website:  www.okddc.org
This council helps to coordinate the efforts of state agencies and provides organizations in Oklahoma in meeting the needs of Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families.

Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
500 N. Broadway, Suite 300, Oklahoma City, OK  73102
Telephone:  (405) 606-4900 or (866) 335-9288
Website:  www.okkids.org
The purpose is to improve services to children by facilitating joint planning and coordination among public and private agencies; independent monitoring of the youth and children services system for compliance with established responsibilities; and entering into agreements to test models and demonstration programs for effective services.

 Oklahoma Healthcare Authority
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd, Ste. 124
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Telehone: (800) 987-7767 or (405) 522-7171 Oklahoma City Area
Website:  www.ohca.state.ok.us

TEFRA - Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act states have the option to make Medicaid benefits available to children with physical or mental disabilities who would not ordinarily be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of their parent's income or resources are too high. For more information visit The Oklahoma Department of Human Services website here.

Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73117
Telephone:  (405) 271-5600
Website: www.health.state.ok.us

Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center of Developmental Disabilities
801 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73190
Telephone:  (405) 271-2131
Website:  www.ah.ouhsc.edu/tolbert

TARC
Telephone:  (918) 582-8272 or (800) 688-8272
Website:  www.ddadvocacy.net
TARC provided information, support, and advocacy programs for people with developmental disabilities throughout the state.

Special Olympics – Oklahoma
Telephone:  (918) 481-1234 or (800) 722-9004
Website:  www.sook.org
Special Olympics Oklahoma provides a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Supplemental Security Income
Telephone:  (800) 772-1213 or contact your local Social Security Office
Website:  www.ssa.gov
Social Security benefits for children with disabilities.

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