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Ability Connection Oklahoma

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Purpose

Ability Connection Oklahoma, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Oklahoma, has been serving people with disabilities for more than 50 years. Ability Connection Oklahoma provides programs and services for individuals with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities and their families. The mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.

Contact(s)

James Rankin, President
10400 Greenbriar Pl., Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 759-3562
(800) 827-2289
Email: okc@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Michelle Jackson, Chief
Operations Officer
10400 Greenbriar Pl., Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 759-3562
(800) 827-2289
Email: okc@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Linda Burns, Tulsa Area
Service Coordinator
6465 S Yale, Ste 423
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 794-4655
Email: tulsa@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Natascha Bates, Lawton Area
Service Coordinator,by appointment
(580) 492-5722
Email: lawton@abilityconnectionoklahoma.org

Financial Criteria

  • Yes

Eligibility

  • Any Oklahoman with Cerebral Palsy or other physical disabilities and their family members.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Supporting Software
  • Maintenance & Repairs
  • Durable Medical Equipment Loans and Grants
  • Information & Referral
  • Advocacy/Other

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • Speech Communication
  • Computers & Related
  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Wheelchair & Mobility Aid
  • Environmental Adaptations
  • Learning Cognition & Development

Application Process

  • Contact the Ability Connection Oklahoma office by phone or e-mail for information regarding application process and financial eligibility criteria.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Ability Connection Oklahoma provides temporary and/or permanent loans of durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, feeding seats, prone standers, strollers, adapted toys, bath seats, etc. Loans are provided without charge regardless of disability.
  • The Tulsa location offers a computer tech lab which features computers with adaptive input devices for assessment, training and/or personal computer time, enabling individuals with disabilities to improve skills, cognizance and confidence through technology.
  • The New Voices grant provides iPads and specialized apps for individuals who are at least 4 years of age, have a physical disability, and are non-verbal. Financial guidelines must be met.