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People with Disabilities Awareness Day

Event date: 3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event

GO ALL IN! People with Disabilities Awareness Day

2018 Awareness Day logo. An outline of Oklahoma on top of blue field of stars. “Go All in” is inside the outline of Oklahoma. Oklahomans deserve Access for All.

Whether it's for employment or independence Oklahomans deserve access for all. This year we are asking people with disabilities, friends, families and Legislators to go all in when it comes to disability initiatives and bring an end to access-related barriers for people with disabilities.

This event is an opportunity to engage lawmakers and help them understand what programs are vital to reach these goals.

You have a better chance of talking to your Legislator in person if you call to make an appointment at least two weeks before Awareness Day. Find out who your Legislators are at https://go.usa.gov/xRtqC.

Or call to make an appointment: Senate: 800-865-6490 or House of Representatives: 800-522-8502.

Remember: the Legislator's job is to be in committee meetings or on the floor of the Senate or House of Representatives when state business is being conducted. If your Legislator is not in the office, please give your message to the staff. Legislators depend heavily on their staff and often receive information this way.

The strategy for the day:

Awareness Day gives people with disabilities and advocates, like you, a chance to talk with decision-makers who can preserve or expand services that make a critical difference in the lives of Oklahomans with disabilities. Last year, more than 775 people participated in this free event, which is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and friends.

This year, our attendance goal is 780 people with 50 percent visiting state Senators and Representatives or their staff. Volunteers will be available to take you on legislative visits and provide other assistance if needed.

Just the facts

Who: You and everyone you can bring!

What: Visit with Legislators

When: Tuesday, March 13

Time: Noon to 4:00 pm

Where: state Capitol, 2300 North Lincoln, Oklahoma City

How: Make appointments. Wear green. Visit with Legislators and exhibitors. Attend the awards program.


Event agenda

Noon —  Registration / Check-In 1st Floor Rotunda
 12:30 p.m. —  Legislative Visits - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Floors
Exhibits Open – 2nd and 4th Floor Rotundas
3:00 p.m. —  Awareness Day Awards Presentation
4:00 p.m. —  End of Event

Register now

Please help us plan for the event by registering here. We will look up your state Senators and Representatives and have that information in standard or accessible formats for you when you check in on the first floor of the Capitol on People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

If you have any accommodations requests, please send them to Cathy Martin at cmartin@okdrs.gov or call 405-951-3478.

Please note: If capitol construction causes our registration location or other event details to change, we will update this page as soon as we are notified. We will email guests who have registered and given their email addresses. Event greeters will also notify guest of event changes when you enter the building.