Programs and Services
Equipment Loans & Grants
Temporary and/or permanent loans of durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, feeding seats, prone standers, strollers, adapted toys, bath seats, etc., are provided without charge regardless of disability.
Computer Tech Lab
The lab 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. (Tulsa)
As funding permits, Ability Connection can provide assistance in funding for specific expenses related to disability that have no other source of funding. Through a simple application process, a committee reviews requests in the following areas; small specialized adaptive aides, diapers, specialized formulas, critical medications, emergency rental costs and emergency respite.
Higher Education Scholarships
As funding permits, higher education scholarships may be awarded to students with physical disabilities, through a competitive application process. Applications are reviewed for Fall and Spring semesters.
Moms’ and Dads’ Support Group
A collaborative effort with the Tulsa ARC. The purpose of this support group is to provide a nurturing and supportive forum for parents and grandparents of children with disabilities. (Tulsa)
Bowling league for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and their families. Meets Tuesday evenings at Holiday Lanes in Oklahoma City.
Sponsored by Ability Connection Oklahoma in collaboration with the Norman Housing authority. This HUD Section 202 Housing complex consists of 44 living units for low-income elderly.
Ability Connection sponsored HUD 202 accessible living accommodations for adults with disabilities. Program consists of 38 units across 3 locations.
Thanks to the latest digital technology, children who are non-verbal are learning to “speak” for the first time and communicate with family, friends, and teachers. The iPad’s unique size and portability makes it a good fit for children with disabilities. Comprehensive language software and visual and audio applications, or “apps,” are available.
The iPad is available for those who qualify, through an Assistive Technology grant, from Ability Connection Oklahoma, made possible by the generous support of the Circle K Corporation and their Oklahoma stores. For more information, contact Ability Connection Oklahoma.
Information/Referral and Follow-Along
Information is provided and referrals are made for services appropriate to individuals who contact the agency with needs and/or questions. Follow-up services are also provided to ensure that individuals successfully locate available programs and services in the community.
Athletes with disabilities train together to participate in competitive sports. Sports include: Bocce, Golf, Power-lifting,
Basketball, Horse Shoes, Track & Field, and Softball, Flag Football and Equestrian.
(Volunteers are needed to help More Xtreme)