RSA-227 for FY-2018: Submission #1041

Oklahoma
9/30/2018
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns
1111 N. Lee, suite 500
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Oklahoma City
OK
73103
http://www.ok.gov/odc
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(800) 522-8224
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns
1111 N. Lee, suite 500
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Oklahoma City
73103
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William.Ginn@odc.ok.gov
http://www.ok.gov/odc
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(800) 522-8224
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Additional Information
William Ginn
William Ginn
(405) 522-6702
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
22
0
0
5
3
1
31
B. Training Activities
13
373
1. transition for youth, provide information, special ed. teachers (This was a one-day regional training to an audience of special education teachers about the importance of services to transition-age youth.) 2. CAP, provide information, information and referral workers (This was a one-day training to representatives of agencies which provide information and referral services throughout Oklahoma. Information was provided about the CAP program.) 3. employment information, provide employment info., job seekers (The CAP provided employment information to job seekers with discussion of demand occupations to assist job seekers in choosing an employment outcome.) 4. employment information, provide information, people with mental disabilities (This was a training encouraging the choice of employment to people attending a day-treatment center for people with mental health disabilities. This is an ongoing monthly training on the second Tuesday of each month begun in 2018.) 5. disability awareness, provide information, state employees (The agency in which CAP is located does a one-day disability awareness training to state employees. A portion of that training covers the CAP program.) 6. CAP, provide information, new VR employees (Each year CAP is called upon to address new VR employees with a presentation on the CAP program, usually twice in the year.) 7. policy and legislation, planning, ORC attendees (CAP is a committee chair of our SRC and in that capacity must report to the entire SRC on activities of the committee. Nineteen attendees were present) 8. disability information, provide information, state legislators (CAP participates in Disability Day at the Capitol in the spring and in that capacity meets with Oklahoma legislators about people with disabilities who want to work with specific information about successful job seekers in their district.) 9. CAP, provide information, new VR employees (second time, mentioned earlier in 6) 10.CAP, provide information, tribal VR employees (CAP was the featured speaker at a quarterly meeting of Tribal VR with a discussion of the CAP program. Twenty-five representatives of the nine tribes in Oklahoma with a VR program were present) 11.employment, provide information, parents of special ed. students (The CAP spoke to a group of parents of children in special education in a panel of people providing other social services. CAP encouraged employment as an outcome for students with disabilities. Forty attendees were present) 12.policy and legislation, planning, ORC attendees (second time, mentioned earlier in 7) <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
October 5, 2017 staffed a booth at the Oklahoma Transition Institute, the largest transition gathering about transition-age youth in the state This transition two-day workshop is attended overwhelmingly by special education teachers around the state with a smattering of parents and students with disabilities. CAP encourages employment as an outcome and encourages early application for VR services by age 15 1/2 in Oklahoma. CAP distributes written information about CAP and employment of people with disabilities. October 31, 2017 visited Lottie House in Oklahoma City, a day treatment center for people with mental illness Many people attending this facility do not believe they can work because of their disability. CAP encourages consideration of employment not only to provide financial stability but also as a component of therapy. August 22, 2018 featured speaker about CAP to 41 people at a Tribal VR meeting (CAP intends to inform tribal members about the CAP program and to promote good communication.) September 11, 2018 encouraged the option of employment to clients at a day-treatment center for people with mental illness at Lottie House (second training of the year mentioned earlier) <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
4
2
523
2
1
In August, 2017 our office (Office of Disability Concerns did a CAP video with someone representing a CAP client, the CAP director, and someone representing a VR counselor to educate the public on the types of cases that CAP represents. The video was posted on our website. (The case was fictitious and actors represented the characters.) <P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
The Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council links to CAP on the ORC website. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services links to CAP on their website. <P><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
7
45
52
2
13
B. Problem areas
1
26
38
4
0
6
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
20
1
27
2
2
0
52
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
25
9
9
0
1
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
13
3
2
0
21
7
0
4
0
1
CAP, client and DRS had a meeting to discuss client concerns. Client was asked to provide some information. Client did not want to spend more time on gathering the information. <P><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
12
10
25
5
52
B. Gender
24
28
52
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
1
2
0
16
0
29
4
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
4
0
0
1
2
4
3
1
6
2
0
3
1
3
0
2
0
0
1
1
4
0
0
1
3
9
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
52
E. Types of Individuals Served
8
1
32
0
11
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
1
The CAP has requested VR counselors: 1. provide counselor email address to the VR client at the time of the initial interview 2. provide the counselor cell phone number to the VR client at the time of the initial interview 3. provide the name of the tech working for the counselor to the VR client at the time of the initial interview with information on how that person can be of service to the client in the absence of the VR counselor 4. provide the telephone number and email address of the tech working with the VR counselor to the VR client at the time of the initial interview The CAP has proposed this to the newly-appointed Director of VR with information that communication with the agency is a major concern of CAP clients . The practice has been altered to include the additional contact information in some supervisory groups. The practice of providing alternate ways to contact and alternate people to contact expands communication possibilities between the VR client and the agency. <p><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
The CAP has not litigated systemic changes in 2018. <P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other public agency
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns
No
N/A
B. Staff Employed
CAP in Oklahoma employs one full-time employee and a second employee 17 hours per week. <P><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
I had a client who lived in a nursing home with severe disabilities resulting from a spinal cord injury. He wants to go to work full time problem solving computer solutions to people over the phone. Living in a nursing home is a problem because making a certain amount of money would affect that residential cost. The client considered living with his elderly mother, but during the time we are coming up with solutions, the client's mother died. The computer training that the client wanted was from a school that DRS did not contract with. We are faced with finding a school that is 100% online, and this has been difficult as well. (Some schools advertise 100% online, but actually require the student to be present several times during a semester at the school itself.) This case has been a challenge , but it does illustrate a person with severe disabilities who has a definite employment outcome. His perseverance will lead to success. <p><p>The second case I would like to showcase is a 65 year old DRS client who wants very much to have his own carpet-cleaning business. This client did have some health challenges, but he has a much-younger wife and grown children who could assist. We advocated that DRS assist this client in two meetings. One point the client had in their favor was the fact they were asking for a relatively small amount of money. This client's business was finally approved after the meetings with the Field Coordinator who was two positions above the DRS counselor. <p><p>
Certification
Approved
Oklahoma Office of Disability Concerns
Client Assistance Program Director
2019-02-28
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