Oklahoma

States - Big Screen

With the motto "Labor Conquers All Things," it's clear that Oklahoma values the contributions of all workers, including workers with disabilities, and has plenty to offer when it comes to career development.

2014 State Population.
0.71%
Change from
2013 to 2014
3,878,051
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.51%
Change from
2013 to 2014
331,028
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.11%
Change from
2013 to 2014
120,597
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.65%
Change from
2013 to 2014
36.43%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.5%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.59%

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 3,814,820 3,850,568 3,878,051
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 312,480 319,393 331,028
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 107,373 114,435 120,597
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 1,478,103 1,486,316 1,492,128
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 34.36% 35.83% 36.43%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.08% 75.21% 75.59%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 5.30% 4.50%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.60% 22.20% 22.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 16.10% 15.80% 15.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 283,206 299,117 298,775
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 286,793 295,300 311,423
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 431,436 454,066 465,901
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 42,208 39,477 43,504
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 26,360 27,654 31,949
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 43,408 48,962 48,315
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 3,530 4,429 5,588
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 305 493 N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 41,252 40,131 38,269
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 7,860 6,859 8,493

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 3,985 4,006 4,133
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.40% 4.30% 4.50%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 126,396 127,973 127,712

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 11,651 11,602 10,000
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 32,805 31,848 27,405
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 56,312 54,586 48,322
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 20.70% 21.30% 20.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.10% 0.90%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.80% 1.70% 2.10%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 72 44 36
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 520 504 336
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 791 784 788
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 6,817 6,387 7,021
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2,246 2,369 2,291
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 842 961 981
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 37.00% 41.00% 43.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 22.21 25.19 25.48

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
852
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 389 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 304 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,113 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 1,155 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 569 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 432 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 30.50% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 4,458 4,332
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 192,401 192,581
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 222 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 180 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $17,885,000 $18,630,000 $18,929,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $8,896,000 $9,148,000 $9,244,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,045,000 $5,723,000 $5,627
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 61.00% 62.00% 62.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 1,182 1,193 1,151
Number of people served in facility based work. 2,247 2,216 2,221
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 0 0 0
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 65.10 66.00 65.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 62.52% 62.88% 64.68%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.86% 9.66% 9.51%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.36% 1.37% 1.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.14% 92.64% 95.47%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 31.20% 17.00% 15.59%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.40% 57.00% 48.92%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 80.60% 71.00% 59.68%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 31.20% 40.00% 33.33%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 693,919
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 736
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 45,014
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 459,485
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 504,499
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 43
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 387
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 430
AbilityOne wages (products). $401,419
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,994,972

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 5 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 65 58
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 7
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 68
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 10
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 2,691
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 240
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 2,941

 


Oklahoma HB 2821: ABLE Legislation - 06/06/2016

An Act relating to public health and safety; enacting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Act; stating legislative intent; defining terms; creating Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Trust; providing for cotrustees; creating the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Committee; providing for membership; providing for adoption of rules; imposing duties; authorizing contracts; imposing requirements with respect to rules; providing for contributions to ABLE accounts; imposing restrictions; prohibiting certain direction regarding investments; prescribing procedures with respect to account activity; requiring records and accounting; providing for designation of beneficiaries; authorizing transfers; imposing limitation based upon reasonable expenses; restricting certain uses of account; providing accounts not subject to certain proceedings related to creditors; providing for exemption from Oklahoma income tax; providing for applicability of income tax to nonqualified distributions; providing for income tax treatment of earnings; prohibiting certain obligations with respect to accounts; providing immunity for certain losses; excluding guaranty with regard to accounts; providing for liberal construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Oklahoma HB 1969: Employment First Act - 11/01/2015

 “An Act relating to labor; creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act; requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.”

LPassed March 3, 2015, Law became effective November 1, 2015 

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Oklahoma Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities - 05/27/1957

“The Governor's Committee was established as an agency of state government with the passing of House Bill 996 on May 27, 1957, by the 26th Oklahoma Legislature. It made provisions for the Governor to appoint 75 citizens to serve on the Committee without compensation for terms of two, four and six years. All areas of the state are served by appointees who represent a multitude of backgrounds from both the profit and non-profit sectors, labor, business, industry, medicine, law, education, religion, veteran affairs, rehabilitation, civic affairs and the media. The expertise and concern of each of these respective members converge to serve the Committee's common purpose: to promote the rehabilitation and employment of workers with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.


Oklahoma’s Transition Education Handbook - 08/01/2011

“Oklahoma’s special education policies and procedures ensure that all students with an IEP have access to a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares students with IEPs for employment, further education, and independent living. Desired employment, further education, and independent living outcomes become the postsecondary goals that drive the transition planning process and the secondary IEP.

The transition planning process provides opportunities for the young adult with disabilities to ponder and identify post-school goals. Transition planning provides educators the opportunity to structure the IEP transition components to facilitate attainment of students’ post-school goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Plan - 08/03/2006

“The Plan includes information about recent developments made by the state of Oklahoma. These developments include legislation to improve certain aspects of service delivery and policies. The developments demonstrate progress in establishing the infrastructure needed to achieve the goals set forth by the Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Planning Committee. These developments were achieved through the collaboration and coordination of the Committee members. They reflect a strong commitment to enable people with disabilities to live, work and play in their home communities instead of living restricted lives in institutional settings. The Plan also contains a section on cross-systems recommendations. This section addresses changes that will impact services in all systems. Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time, so every system has a role in serving people with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model has been in existence nationally for nearly 30 years and is an effective, evidenced-based, outreach-oriented, service delivery model using a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to community-based mental health services. PACT delivers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to consumers in their homes, at work and in community settings.  The program reaches clients that traditional services can’t seem to engage. A major goal of PACT is to reduce the need for inpatient care by providing assistance with basic needs, increasing medication adherence, keeping families together, and securing competitive employment.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes PACT as the leading treatment model of choice for people with severe mental illness. Over 40 states across the country have adopted the PACT model. NAMI represents the driving force behind Oklahoma’s PACT initiative and continues to pursue additional funding, along with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and other mental health advocates, to expand PACT program capacity in Oklahoma.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Optional Program for Hiring Applicants with Disabilities

“G. Subsections A through E of this section shall not apply to persons with severe disabilities who are considered for employment under the provisions of this subsection. Provided, said persons may elect instead to be considered for employment according to the procedures set out in subsections A through E of this section. 1. As used in this subsection "persons with severe disabilities" means persons certified as having disabilities according to standards and procedures established by the Administrator. Said standards and procedures shall be developed by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management with the assistance of the Office of Handicapped Concerns, and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. 2. Agencies of this state may employ persons with severe disabilities who are legal residents of the state in competitive and noncompetitive jobs. Except for the requirement of minimum qualifications specified in applicable job specifications, such persons with disabilities shall be exempt from entrance examinations and hiring procedures administered by the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to this section and Section 840-4.13 of this title.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

OK Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement

Oklahoma Community Integrated Employment (CIE)

“Community Integrated Employment (CIE) is a service program that provides placement, job training and short-term or long-term supports to assist service recipients in achieving and maintaining employment within the community.  Services are delivered in integrated settings in the community be contracted providers.”
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma’s Milestone Payment System

“ESS' Oklahoma Milestone Payment System received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Harvard School of Business, as well as other government groups, for cutting government spending, improving service delivery and increasing consumer satisfaction by linking payment for contract services to a series of checkpoints, or milestones, on the way to specific goals or outcomes, such as employment.”

The Milestone payment system integrates Total Quality Management concepts with payment mechanisms. Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as “…a continuous improvement process which involves participatory management and makes use of teamwork.”1 TQM concepts are at the heart of the Reinventing Government and National Performance Review advocated by Vice President Gore. TQM is customer-driven, involving employees at all levels and using a team approach to eliminate waste and continuously improve quality.2  The fundamental problem that Womack et. al., identified for business systems is identical for government-funded programs. They state that the “…problems are inherent in the system’s incentive structure and logic.”3 The Milestone system rethinks the logic and incentive structure of the process for purchasing vocational services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

OK Developmental Disabilities Services Employment Policy 317:40-7-1

The policy states that, “The optimum goal [for employment services] is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.…. There may be instances resulting from a variety of factors when people served have not achieved the goal of full employment.  The provider agency makes available those supports needed for the service recipient to achieve full employment.” It also provides a list of preferred options when full-time employment is not possible for circumstantial reasons.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma Transition: School-to-Work - 03/01/2015

“The Transition: School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma

“The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

“Add Us In” Grant to University of Oklahoma - 09/23/2013

“The goal of the Add Us In initiative is to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses, including those in underrepresented and historically excluded communities, to employ youth and young adults with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

National Center for Disability Education and Training DRS Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) designs and delivers cutting-edge training to staff of employment providers in a variety of competency-based courses leading to certification. The methods of training range from classroom to accessible multimedia products marketed across the United States.

Please click on the link below for more information about trainings offered through our contract with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. NCDET has delivered training under this  contract since 1987 and has prepared thousands of Employment Training Specialists to provide employment supports to individuals with significant disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide.    ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.   Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.   Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.


OK In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (0343.R03.00) - 07/01/2012

Provides adult day, habilitation training specialist services, homemaker, prevocational, respite, supported employment, prescribed drugs, psychological services, assistive technology, specialized medical supplies, audiology, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations and architectural mods, family counseling, family training, nutrition services, OT, PT, physician services (provided by a psychiatrist), psychological services, self-directed good and services, specialized medical supplies and assistive technology, speech therapy, transportation for individuals w/IID ages 18 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Living Choice/Money Follows the Person

“The Living Choice Project is Oklahoma’s brand name for the Money Follows the Person grant, and is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Oklahoma’s Living Choice Project is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting community based services instead of institutional services.

The Living Choice project serves three populations, the physically disabled (19-64), older persons (65 and older), and intellectually disabled. Individuals in any of these three populations are eligible for transition if they have resided in a qualified institution (i.e. nursing facility, intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities) for at least ninety days prior to their proposed transition date, and have had one day of their institutional stay paid by Medicaid.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma HCBS Transition Plan

The purpose of this Transition Plan is to ensure the individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are integrated in and have access to supports in the community, including opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, and control personal resources.  The State has prepared a revised transition plan in order to comply with federal regulations for community-based settings. Overall, the Transition Plan provides assurance that the individuals receiving HCBS have the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS. This updated Transition Plan outlines the proposed process that Oklahoma will be utilizing to ensure implementation of the new HCBS requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan

Title XIX State Plan  The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of any state’s Medicaid program.  As required under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (the Act) the State Plan is developed by the state and approved by DHHS/CMS. Without a State Plan, OHCA would not be eligible for federal funding for providing SoonerCare services.  Essentially, the State Plan is our state’s agreement that it will conform to the requirements of the Act and the official issuances of DHHS/CMS.  The State Plan includes the many provisions required by the Act.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

OK Developmental Disabilities Service Division Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

“Developmental Disabilities Service Division, a division of OKDHS, serves individuals who are 3 years of age and older who have mental retardation and certain persons with related conditions who would otherwise require placement in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Large Tablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Labor Conquers All Things," it's clear that Oklahoma values the contributions of all workers, including workers with disabilities, and has plenty to offer when it comes to career development.

2014 State Population.
0.71%
Change from
2013 to 2014
3,878,051
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.51%
Change from
2013 to 2014
331,028
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.11%
Change from
2013 to 2014
120,597
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.65%
Change from
2013 to 2014
36.43%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.5%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.59%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 3,814,820 3,850,568 3,878,051
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 312,480 319,393 331,028
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 107,373 114,435 120,597
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 1,478,103 1,486,316 1,492,128
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 34.36% 35.83% 36.43%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.08% 75.21% 75.59%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 5.30% 4.50%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.60% 22.20% 22.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 16.10% 15.80% 15.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 283,206 299,117 298,775
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 286,793 295,300 311,423
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 431,436 454,066 465,901
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 42,208 39,477 43,504
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 26,360 27,654 31,949
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 43,408 48,962 48,315
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 3,530 4,429 5,588
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 305 493 N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 41,252 40,131 38,269
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 7,860 6,859 8,493

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 3,985 4,006 4,133
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.40% 4.30% 4.50%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 126,396 127,973 127,712

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 11,651 11,602 10,000
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 32,805 31,848 27,405
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 56,312 54,586 48,322
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 20.70% 21.30% 20.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.10% 0.90%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.80% 1.70% 2.10%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 72 44 36
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 520 504 336
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 791 784 788
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 6,817 6,387 7,021
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2,246 2,369 2,291
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 842 961 981
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 37.00% 41.00% 43.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 22.21 25.19 25.48

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
852
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 389 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 304 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,113 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 1,155 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 569 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 432 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 30.50% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 4,458 4,332
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 192,401 192,581
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 222 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 180 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $17,885,000 $18,630,000 $18,929,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $8,896,000 $9,148,000 $9,244,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,045,000 $5,723,000 $5,627
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 61.00% 62.00% 62.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 1,182 1,193 1,151
Number of people served in facility based work. 2,247 2,216 2,221
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 0 0 0
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 65.10 66.00 65.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 62.52% 62.88% 64.68%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.86% 9.66% 9.51%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.36% 1.37% 1.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.14% 92.64% 95.47%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 31.20% 17.00% 15.59%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.40% 57.00% 48.92%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 80.60% 71.00% 59.68%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 31.20% 40.00% 33.33%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 693,919
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 736
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 45,014
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 459,485
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 504,499
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 43
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 387
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 430
AbilityOne wages (products). $401,419
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,994,972

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 5 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 65 58
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 7
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 68
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 10
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 2,691
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 240
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 2,941

 

Legislation


Oklahoma HB 2821: ABLE Legislation - 06/06/2016

An Act relating to public health and safety; enacting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Act; stating legislative intent; defining terms; creating Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Trust; providing for cotrustees; creating the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Committee; providing for membership; providing for adoption of rules; imposing duties; authorizing contracts; imposing requirements with respect to rules; providing for contributions to ABLE accounts; imposing restrictions; prohibiting certain direction regarding investments; prescribing procedures with respect to account activity; requiring records and accounting; providing for designation of beneficiaries; authorizing transfers; imposing limitation based upon reasonable expenses; restricting certain uses of account; providing accounts not subject to certain proceedings related to creditors; providing for exemption from Oklahoma income tax; providing for applicability of income tax to nonqualified distributions; providing for income tax treatment of earnings; prohibiting certain obligations with respect to accounts; providing immunity for certain losses; excluding guaranty with regard to accounts; providing for liberal construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Oklahoma HB 1969: Employment First Act - 11/01/2015

 “An Act relating to labor; creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act; requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.”

LPassed March 3, 2015, Law became effective November 1, 2015 

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Oklahoma Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities - 05/27/1957

“The Governor's Committee was established as an agency of state government with the passing of House Bill 996 on May 27, 1957, by the 26th Oklahoma Legislature. It made provisions for the Governor to appoint 75 citizens to serve on the Committee without compensation for terms of two, four and six years. All areas of the state are served by appointees who represent a multitude of backgrounds from both the profit and non-profit sectors, labor, business, industry, medicine, law, education, religion, veteran affairs, rehabilitation, civic affairs and the media. The expertise and concern of each of these respective members converge to serve the Committee's common purpose: to promote the rehabilitation and employment of workers with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Oklahoma’s Transition Education Handbook - 08/01/2011

“Oklahoma’s special education policies and procedures ensure that all students with an IEP have access to a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares students with IEPs for employment, further education, and independent living. Desired employment, further education, and independent living outcomes become the postsecondary goals that drive the transition planning process and the secondary IEP.

The transition planning process provides opportunities for the young adult with disabilities to ponder and identify post-school goals. Transition planning provides educators the opportunity to structure the IEP transition components to facilitate attainment of students’ post-school goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Plan - 08/03/2006

“The Plan includes information about recent developments made by the state of Oklahoma. These developments include legislation to improve certain aspects of service delivery and policies. The developments demonstrate progress in establishing the infrastructure needed to achieve the goals set forth by the Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Planning Committee. These developments were achieved through the collaboration and coordination of the Committee members. They reflect a strong commitment to enable people with disabilities to live, work and play in their home communities instead of living restricted lives in institutional settings. The Plan also contains a section on cross-systems recommendations. This section addresses changes that will impact services in all systems. Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time, so every system has a role in serving people with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model has been in existence nationally for nearly 30 years and is an effective, evidenced-based, outreach-oriented, service delivery model using a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to community-based mental health services. PACT delivers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to consumers in their homes, at work and in community settings.  The program reaches clients that traditional services can’t seem to engage. A major goal of PACT is to reduce the need for inpatient care by providing assistance with basic needs, increasing medication adherence, keeping families together, and securing competitive employment.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes PACT as the leading treatment model of choice for people with severe mental illness. Over 40 states across the country have adopted the PACT model. NAMI represents the driving force behind Oklahoma’s PACT initiative and continues to pursue additional funding, along with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and other mental health advocates, to expand PACT program capacity in Oklahoma.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Optional Program for Hiring Applicants with Disabilities

“G. Subsections A through E of this section shall not apply to persons with severe disabilities who are considered for employment under the provisions of this subsection. Provided, said persons may elect instead to be considered for employment according to the procedures set out in subsections A through E of this section. 1. As used in this subsection "persons with severe disabilities" means persons certified as having disabilities according to standards and procedures established by the Administrator. Said standards and procedures shall be developed by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management with the assistance of the Office of Handicapped Concerns, and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. 2. Agencies of this state may employ persons with severe disabilities who are legal residents of the state in competitive and noncompetitive jobs. Except for the requirement of minimum qualifications specified in applicable job specifications, such persons with disabilities shall be exempt from entrance examinations and hiring procedures administered by the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to this section and Section 840-4.13 of this title.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

OK Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement

Oklahoma Community Integrated Employment (CIE)

“Community Integrated Employment (CIE) is a service program that provides placement, job training and short-term or long-term supports to assist service recipients in achieving and maintaining employment within the community.  Services are delivered in integrated settings in the community be contracted providers.”
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma’s Milestone Payment System

“ESS' Oklahoma Milestone Payment System received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Harvard School of Business, as well as other government groups, for cutting government spending, improving service delivery and increasing consumer satisfaction by linking payment for contract services to a series of checkpoints, or milestones, on the way to specific goals or outcomes, such as employment.”

The Milestone payment system integrates Total Quality Management concepts with payment mechanisms. Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as “…a continuous improvement process which involves participatory management and makes use of teamwork.”1 TQM concepts are at the heart of the Reinventing Government and National Performance Review advocated by Vice President Gore. TQM is customer-driven, involving employees at all levels and using a team approach to eliminate waste and continuously improve quality.2  The fundamental problem that Womack et. al., identified for business systems is identical for government-funded programs. They state that the “…problems are inherent in the system’s incentive structure and logic.”3 The Milestone system rethinks the logic and incentive structure of the process for purchasing vocational services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

OK Developmental Disabilities Services Employment Policy 317:40-7-1

The policy states that, “The optimum goal [for employment services] is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.…. There may be instances resulting from a variety of factors when people served have not achieved the goal of full employment.  The provider agency makes available those supports needed for the service recipient to achieve full employment.” It also provides a list of preferred options when full-time employment is not possible for circumstantial reasons.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation

Partnerships


Oklahoma Transition: School-to-Work - 03/01/2015

“The Transition: School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma

“The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Systems-Change Funding


“Add Us In” Grant to University of Oklahoma - 09/23/2013

“The goal of the Add Us In initiative is to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses, including those in underrepresented and historically excluded communities, to employ youth and young adults with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Training/Capacity Building


National Center for Disability Education and Training DRS Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) designs and delivers cutting-edge training to staff of employment providers in a variety of competency-based courses leading to certification. The methods of training range from classroom to accessible multimedia products marketed across the United States.

Please click on the link below for more information about trainings offered through our contract with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. NCDET has delivered training under this  contract since 1987 and has prepared thousands of Employment Training Specialists to provide employment supports to individuals with significant disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide.    ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.   Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.   Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


OK In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (0343.R03.00) - 07/01/2012

Provides adult day, habilitation training specialist services, homemaker, prevocational, respite, supported employment, prescribed drugs, psychological services, assistive technology, specialized medical supplies, audiology, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations and architectural mods, family counseling, family training, nutrition services, OT, PT, physician services (provided by a psychiatrist), psychological services, self-directed good and services, specialized medical supplies and assistive technology, speech therapy, transportation for individuals w/IID ages 18 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Living Choice/Money Follows the Person

“The Living Choice Project is Oklahoma’s brand name for the Money Follows the Person grant, and is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Oklahoma’s Living Choice Project is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting community based services instead of institutional services.

The Living Choice project serves three populations, the physically disabled (19-64), older persons (65 and older), and intellectually disabled. Individuals in any of these three populations are eligible for transition if they have resided in a qualified institution (i.e. nursing facility, intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities) for at least ninety days prior to their proposed transition date, and have had one day of their institutional stay paid by Medicaid.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma HCBS Transition Plan

The purpose of this Transition Plan is to ensure the individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are integrated in and have access to supports in the community, including opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, and control personal resources.  The State has prepared a revised transition plan in order to comply with federal regulations for community-based settings. Overall, the Transition Plan provides assurance that the individuals receiving HCBS have the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS. This updated Transition Plan outlines the proposed process that Oklahoma will be utilizing to ensure implementation of the new HCBS requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan

Title XIX State Plan  The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of any state’s Medicaid program.  As required under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (the Act) the State Plan is developed by the state and approved by DHHS/CMS. Without a State Plan, OHCA would not be eligible for federal funding for providing SoonerCare services.  Essentially, the State Plan is our state’s agreement that it will conform to the requirements of the Act and the official issuances of DHHS/CMS.  The State Plan includes the many provisions required by the Act.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

OK Developmental Disabilities Service Division Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

“Developmental Disabilities Service Division, a division of OKDHS, serves individuals who are 3 years of age and older who have mental retardation and certain persons with related conditions who would otherwise require placement in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Labor Conquers All Things," it's clear that Oklahoma values the contributions of all workers, including workers with disabilities, and has plenty to offer when it comes to career development.

2014 State Population.
0.71%
Change from
2013 to 2014
3,878,051
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.51%
Change from
2013 to 2014
331,028
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.11%
Change from
2013 to 2014
120,597
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.65%
Change from
2013 to 2014
36.43%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.5%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.59%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 3,814,820 3,850,568 3,878,051
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 312,480 319,393 331,028
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 107,373 114,435 120,597
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 1,478,103 1,486,316 1,492,128
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 34.36% 35.83% 36.43%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.08% 75.21% 75.59%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 5.30% 4.50%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 23.60% 22.20% 22.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 16.10% 15.80% 15.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 283,206 299,117 298,775
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 286,793 295,300 311,423
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 431,436 454,066 465,901
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 42,208 39,477 43,504
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 26,360 27,654 31,949
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 43,408 48,962 48,315
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 3,530 4,429 5,588
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). 305 493 N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 41,252 40,131 38,269
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 7,860 6,859 8,493

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 3,985 4,006 4,133
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.40% 4.30% 4.50%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 126,396 127,973 127,712

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 11,651 11,602 10,000
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 32,805 31,848 27,405
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 56,312 54,586 48,322
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 20.70% 21.30% 20.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.20% 1.10% 0.90%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 1.80% 1.70% 2.10%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 72 44 36
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 520 504 336
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 791 784 788
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 6,817 6,387 7,021
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.04 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2,246 2,369 2,291
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 842 961 981
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 37.00% 41.00% 43.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 22.21 25.19 25.48

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
852
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 389 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 304 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 1,113 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 1,155 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 569 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 432 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 30.50% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 4,458 4,332
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 192,401 192,581
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 222 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 180 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $17,885,000 $18,630,000 $18,929,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $8,896,000 $9,148,000 $9,244,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $6,045,000 $5,723,000 $5,627
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 61.00% 62.00% 62.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 1,182 1,193 1,151
Number of people served in facility based work. 2,247 2,216 2,221
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 0 0 0
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 65.10 66.00 65.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 62.52% 62.88% 64.68%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.86% 9.66% 9.51%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.36% 1.37% 1.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 87.14% 92.64% 95.47%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 31.20% 17.00% 15.59%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 62.40% 57.00% 48.92%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 80.60% 71.00% 59.68%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 31.20% 40.00% 33.33%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 693,919
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 736
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 45,014
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 459,485
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 504,499
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 43
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 387
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 430
AbilityOne wages (products). $401,419
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,994,972

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 5 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 65 58
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 7
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 68
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 10
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 2,691
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 240
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 2,941

 

Legislation


Oklahoma HB 2821: ABLE Legislation - 06/06/2016

An Act relating to public health and safety; enacting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Act; stating legislative intent; defining terms; creating Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Trust; providing for cotrustees; creating the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Committee; providing for membership; providing for adoption of rules; imposing duties; authorizing contracts; imposing requirements with respect to rules; providing for contributions to ABLE accounts; imposing restrictions; prohibiting certain direction regarding investments; prescribing procedures with respect to account activity; requiring records and accounting; providing for designation of beneficiaries; authorizing transfers; imposing limitation based upon reasonable expenses; restricting certain uses of account; providing accounts not subject to certain proceedings related to creditors; providing for exemption from Oklahoma income tax; providing for applicability of income tax to nonqualified distributions; providing for income tax treatment of earnings; prohibiting certain obligations with respect to accounts; providing immunity for certain losses; excluding guaranty with regard to accounts; providing for liberal construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Oklahoma HB 1969: Employment First Act - 11/01/2015

 “An Act relating to labor; creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act; requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.”

LPassed March 3, 2015, Law became effective November 1, 2015 

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Oklahoma Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities - 05/27/1957

“The Governor's Committee was established as an agency of state government with the passing of House Bill 996 on May 27, 1957, by the 26th Oklahoma Legislature. It made provisions for the Governor to appoint 75 citizens to serve on the Committee without compensation for terms of two, four and six years. All areas of the state are served by appointees who represent a multitude of backgrounds from both the profit and non-profit sectors, labor, business, industry, medicine, law, education, religion, veteran affairs, rehabilitation, civic affairs and the media. The expertise and concern of each of these respective members converge to serve the Committee's common purpose: to promote the rehabilitation and employment of workers with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Oklahoma’s Transition Education Handbook - 08/01/2011

“Oklahoma’s special education policies and procedures ensure that all students with an IEP have access to a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares students with IEPs for employment, further education, and independent living. Desired employment, further education, and independent living outcomes become the postsecondary goals that drive the transition planning process and the secondary IEP.

The transition planning process provides opportunities for the young adult with disabilities to ponder and identify post-school goals. Transition planning provides educators the opportunity to structure the IEP transition components to facilitate attainment of students’ post-school goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Plan - 08/03/2006

“The Plan includes information about recent developments made by the state of Oklahoma. These developments include legislation to improve certain aspects of service delivery and policies. The developments demonstrate progress in establishing the infrastructure needed to achieve the goals set forth by the Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Planning Committee. These developments were achieved through the collaboration and coordination of the Committee members. They reflect a strong commitment to enable people with disabilities to live, work and play in their home communities instead of living restricted lives in institutional settings. The Plan also contains a section on cross-systems recommendations. This section addresses changes that will impact services in all systems. Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time, so every system has a role in serving people with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model has been in existence nationally for nearly 30 years and is an effective, evidenced-based, outreach-oriented, service delivery model using a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to community-based mental health services. PACT delivers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to consumers in their homes, at work and in community settings.  The program reaches clients that traditional services can’t seem to engage. A major goal of PACT is to reduce the need for inpatient care by providing assistance with basic needs, increasing medication adherence, keeping families together, and securing competitive employment.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes PACT as the leading treatment model of choice for people with severe mental illness. Over 40 states across the country have adopted the PACT model. NAMI represents the driving force behind Oklahoma’s PACT initiative and continues to pursue additional funding, along with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and other mental health advocates, to expand PACT program capacity in Oklahoma.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Optional Program for Hiring Applicants with Disabilities

“G. Subsections A through E of this section shall not apply to persons with severe disabilities who are considered for employment under the provisions of this subsection. Provided, said persons may elect instead to be considered for employment according to the procedures set out in subsections A through E of this section. 1. As used in this subsection "persons with severe disabilities" means persons certified as having disabilities according to standards and procedures established by the Administrator. Said standards and procedures shall be developed by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management with the assistance of the Office of Handicapped Concerns, and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. 2. Agencies of this state may employ persons with severe disabilities who are legal residents of the state in competitive and noncompetitive jobs. Except for the requirement of minimum qualifications specified in applicable job specifications, such persons with disabilities shall be exempt from entrance examinations and hiring procedures administered by the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to this section and Section 840-4.13 of this title.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

OK Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement

Oklahoma Community Integrated Employment (CIE)

“Community Integrated Employment (CIE) is a service program that provides placement, job training and short-term or long-term supports to assist service recipients in achieving and maintaining employment within the community.  Services are delivered in integrated settings in the community be contracted providers.”
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma’s Milestone Payment System

“ESS' Oklahoma Milestone Payment System received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Harvard School of Business, as well as other government groups, for cutting government spending, improving service delivery and increasing consumer satisfaction by linking payment for contract services to a series of checkpoints, or milestones, on the way to specific goals or outcomes, such as employment.”

The Milestone payment system integrates Total Quality Management concepts with payment mechanisms. Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as “…a continuous improvement process which involves participatory management and makes use of teamwork.”1 TQM concepts are at the heart of the Reinventing Government and National Performance Review advocated by Vice President Gore. TQM is customer-driven, involving employees at all levels and using a team approach to eliminate waste and continuously improve quality.2  The fundamental problem that Womack et. al., identified for business systems is identical for government-funded programs. They state that the “…problems are inherent in the system’s incentive structure and logic.”3 The Milestone system rethinks the logic and incentive structure of the process for purchasing vocational services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

OK Developmental Disabilities Services Employment Policy 317:40-7-1

The policy states that, “The optimum goal [for employment services] is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.…. There may be instances resulting from a variety of factors when people served have not achieved the goal of full employment.  The provider agency makes available those supports needed for the service recipient to achieve full employment.” It also provides a list of preferred options when full-time employment is not possible for circumstantial reasons.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation

Partnerships


Oklahoma Transition: School-to-Work - 03/01/2015

“The Transition: School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma

“The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Systems-Change Funding


“Add Us In” Grant to University of Oklahoma - 09/23/2013

“The goal of the Add Us In initiative is to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses, including those in underrepresented and historically excluded communities, to employ youth and young adults with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Training/Capacity Building


National Center for Disability Education and Training DRS Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) designs and delivers cutting-edge training to staff of employment providers in a variety of competency-based courses leading to certification. The methods of training range from classroom to accessible multimedia products marketed across the United States.

Please click on the link below for more information about trainings offered through our contract with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. NCDET has delivered training under this  contract since 1987 and has prepared thousands of Employment Training Specialists to provide employment supports to individuals with significant disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide.    ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.   Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.   Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


OK In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (0343.R03.00) - 07/01/2012

Provides adult day, habilitation training specialist services, homemaker, prevocational, respite, supported employment, prescribed drugs, psychological services, assistive technology, specialized medical supplies, audiology, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations and architectural mods, family counseling, family training, nutrition services, OT, PT, physician services (provided by a psychiatrist), psychological services, self-directed good and services, specialized medical supplies and assistive technology, speech therapy, transportation for individuals w/IID ages 18 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Living Choice/Money Follows the Person

“The Living Choice Project is Oklahoma’s brand name for the Money Follows the Person grant, and is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Oklahoma’s Living Choice Project is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting community based services instead of institutional services.

The Living Choice project serves three populations, the physically disabled (19-64), older persons (65 and older), and intellectually disabled. Individuals in any of these three populations are eligible for transition if they have resided in a qualified institution (i.e. nursing facility, intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities) for at least ninety days prior to their proposed transition date, and have had one day of their institutional stay paid by Medicaid.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma HCBS Transition Plan

The purpose of this Transition Plan is to ensure the individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are integrated in and have access to supports in the community, including opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, and control personal resources.  The State has prepared a revised transition plan in order to comply with federal regulations for community-based settings. Overall, the Transition Plan provides assurance that the individuals receiving HCBS have the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS. This updated Transition Plan outlines the proposed process that Oklahoma will be utilizing to ensure implementation of the new HCBS requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan

Title XIX State Plan  The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of any state’s Medicaid program.  As required under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (the Act) the State Plan is developed by the state and approved by DHHS/CMS. Without a State Plan, OHCA would not be eligible for federal funding for providing SoonerCare services.  Essentially, the State Plan is our state’s agreement that it will conform to the requirements of the Act and the official issuances of DHHS/CMS.  The State Plan includes the many provisions required by the Act.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

OK Developmental Disabilities Service Division Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

“Developmental Disabilities Service Division, a division of OKDHS, serves individuals who are 3 years of age and older who have mental retardation and certain persons with related conditions who would otherwise require placement in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Labor Conquers All Things," it's clear that Oklahoma values the contributions of all workers, including workers with disabilities, and has plenty to offer when it comes to career development.

2014 State Population.
0.71%
Change from
2013 to 2014
3,878,051
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.51%
Change from
2013 to 2014
331,028
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.11%
Change from
2013 to 2014
120,597
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.65%
Change from
2013 to 2014
36.43%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.5%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.59%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 3,878,051
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 331,028
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 120,597
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 1,492,128
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 36.43%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.59%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.50%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 22.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 298,775
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 311,423
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 465,901
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 43,504
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 31,949
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 48,315
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 5,588
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,269
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 8,493

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 4,133
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.50%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 127,712

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 10,000
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 27,405
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 48,322
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 20.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.10%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 2.10%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 36
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 336
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 788
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 7,021
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2,291
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 981
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 43.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 25.48

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 4,332
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 192,581
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $18,929,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $9,244,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $5,627
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 62.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 1,151
Number of people served in facility based work. 2,221
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 0
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 65.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 64.68%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.51%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 95.47%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 15.59%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 48.92%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 59.68%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 33.33%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 693,919
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 736
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 45,014
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 459,485
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 504,499
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 43
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 387
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 430
AbilityOne wages (products). $401,419
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,994,972

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 58
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 7
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 68
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 10
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 2,691
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 240
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 2,941

 

Legislation


Oklahoma HB 2821: ABLE Legislation - 06/06/2016

An Act relating to public health and safety; enacting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Act; stating legislative intent; defining terms; creating Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Trust; providing for cotrustees; creating the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Committee; providing for membership; providing for adoption of rules; imposing duties; authorizing contracts; imposing requirements with respect to rules; providing for contributions to ABLE accounts; imposing restrictions; prohibiting certain direction regarding investments; prescribing procedures with respect to account activity; requiring records and accounting; providing for designation of beneficiaries; authorizing transfers; imposing limitation based upon reasonable expenses; restricting certain uses of account; providing accounts not subject to certain proceedings related to creditors; providing for exemption from Oklahoma income tax; providing for applicability of income tax to nonqualified distributions; providing for income tax treatment of earnings; prohibiting certain obligations with respect to accounts; providing immunity for certain losses; excluding guaranty with regard to accounts; providing for liberal construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Oklahoma HB 1969: Employment First Act - 11/01/2015

 “An Act relating to labor; creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act; requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.”

LPassed March 3, 2015, Law became effective November 1, 2015 

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Oklahoma Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities - 05/27/1957

“The Governor's Committee was established as an agency of state government with the passing of House Bill 996 on May 27, 1957, by the 26th Oklahoma Legislature. It made provisions for the Governor to appoint 75 citizens to serve on the Committee without compensation for terms of two, four and six years. All areas of the state are served by appointees who represent a multitude of backgrounds from both the profit and non-profit sectors, labor, business, industry, medicine, law, education, religion, veteran affairs, rehabilitation, civic affairs and the media. The expertise and concern of each of these respective members converge to serve the Committee's common purpose: to promote the rehabilitation and employment of workers with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Oklahoma’s Transition Education Handbook - 08/01/2011

“Oklahoma’s special education policies and procedures ensure that all students with an IEP have access to a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares students with IEPs for employment, further education, and independent living. Desired employment, further education, and independent living outcomes become the postsecondary goals that drive the transition planning process and the secondary IEP.

The transition planning process provides opportunities for the young adult with disabilities to ponder and identify post-school goals. Transition planning provides educators the opportunity to structure the IEP transition components to facilitate attainment of students’ post-school goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Plan - 08/03/2006

“The Plan includes information about recent developments made by the state of Oklahoma. These developments include legislation to improve certain aspects of service delivery and policies. The developments demonstrate progress in establishing the infrastructure needed to achieve the goals set forth by the Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Planning Committee. These developments were achieved through the collaboration and coordination of the Committee members. They reflect a strong commitment to enable people with disabilities to live, work and play in their home communities instead of living restricted lives in institutional settings. The Plan also contains a section on cross-systems recommendations. This section addresses changes that will impact services in all systems. Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time, so every system has a role in serving people with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model has been in existence nationally for nearly 30 years and is an effective, evidenced-based, outreach-oriented, service delivery model using a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to community-based mental health services. PACT delivers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to consumers in their homes, at work and in community settings.  The program reaches clients that traditional services can’t seem to engage. A major goal of PACT is to reduce the need for inpatient care by providing assistance with basic needs, increasing medication adherence, keeping families together, and securing competitive employment.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes PACT as the leading treatment model of choice for people with severe mental illness. Over 40 states across the country have adopted the PACT model. NAMI represents the driving force behind Oklahoma’s PACT initiative and continues to pursue additional funding, along with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and other mental health advocates, to expand PACT program capacity in Oklahoma.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Optional Program for Hiring Applicants with Disabilities

“G. Subsections A through E of this section shall not apply to persons with severe disabilities who are considered for employment under the provisions of this subsection. Provided, said persons may elect instead to be considered for employment according to the procedures set out in subsections A through E of this section. 1. As used in this subsection "persons with severe disabilities" means persons certified as having disabilities according to standards and procedures established by the Administrator. Said standards and procedures shall be developed by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management with the assistance of the Office of Handicapped Concerns, and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. 2. Agencies of this state may employ persons with severe disabilities who are legal residents of the state in competitive and noncompetitive jobs. Except for the requirement of minimum qualifications specified in applicable job specifications, such persons with disabilities shall be exempt from entrance examinations and hiring procedures administered by the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to this section and Section 840-4.13 of this title.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

OK Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement

Oklahoma Community Integrated Employment (CIE)

“Community Integrated Employment (CIE) is a service program that provides placement, job training and short-term or long-term supports to assist service recipients in achieving and maintaining employment within the community.  Services are delivered in integrated settings in the community be contracted providers.”
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma’s Milestone Payment System

“ESS' Oklahoma Milestone Payment System received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Harvard School of Business, as well as other government groups, for cutting government spending, improving service delivery and increasing consumer satisfaction by linking payment for contract services to a series of checkpoints, or milestones, on the way to specific goals or outcomes, such as employment.”

The Milestone payment system integrates Total Quality Management concepts with payment mechanisms. Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as “…a continuous improvement process which involves participatory management and makes use of teamwork.”1 TQM concepts are at the heart of the Reinventing Government and National Performance Review advocated by Vice President Gore. TQM is customer-driven, involving employees at all levels and using a team approach to eliminate waste and continuously improve quality.2  The fundamental problem that Womack et. al., identified for business systems is identical for government-funded programs. They state that the “…problems are inherent in the system’s incentive structure and logic.”3 The Milestone system rethinks the logic and incentive structure of the process for purchasing vocational services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

OK Developmental Disabilities Services Employment Policy 317:40-7-1

The policy states that, “The optimum goal [for employment services] is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.…. There may be instances resulting from a variety of factors when people served have not achieved the goal of full employment.  The provider agency makes available those supports needed for the service recipient to achieve full employment.” It also provides a list of preferred options when full-time employment is not possible for circumstantial reasons.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation

Partnerships


Oklahoma Transition: School-to-Work - 03/01/2015

“The Transition: School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma

“The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Systems-Change Funding


“Add Us In” Grant to University of Oklahoma - 09/23/2013

“The goal of the Add Us In initiative is to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses, including those in underrepresented and historically excluded communities, to employ youth and young adults with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Training/Capacity Building


National Center for Disability Education and Training DRS Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) designs and delivers cutting-edge training to staff of employment providers in a variety of competency-based courses leading to certification. The methods of training range from classroom to accessible multimedia products marketed across the United States.

Please click on the link below for more information about trainings offered through our contract with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. NCDET has delivered training under this  contract since 1987 and has prepared thousands of Employment Training Specialists to provide employment supports to individuals with significant disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide.    ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.   Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.   Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


OK In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (0343.R03.00) - 07/01/2012

Provides adult day, habilitation training specialist services, homemaker, prevocational, respite, supported employment, prescribed drugs, psychological services, assistive technology, specialized medical supplies, audiology, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations and architectural mods, family counseling, family training, nutrition services, OT, PT, physician services (provided by a psychiatrist), psychological services, self-directed good and services, specialized medical supplies and assistive technology, speech therapy, transportation for individuals w/IID ages 18 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Living Choice/Money Follows the Person

“The Living Choice Project is Oklahoma’s brand name for the Money Follows the Person grant, and is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Oklahoma’s Living Choice Project is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting community based services instead of institutional services.

The Living Choice project serves three populations, the physically disabled (19-64), older persons (65 and older), and intellectually disabled. Individuals in any of these three populations are eligible for transition if they have resided in a qualified institution (i.e. nursing facility, intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities) for at least ninety days prior to their proposed transition date, and have had one day of their institutional stay paid by Medicaid.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma HCBS Transition Plan

The purpose of this Transition Plan is to ensure the individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are integrated in and have access to supports in the community, including opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, and control personal resources.  The State has prepared a revised transition plan in order to comply with federal regulations for community-based settings. Overall, the Transition Plan provides assurance that the individuals receiving HCBS have the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS. This updated Transition Plan outlines the proposed process that Oklahoma will be utilizing to ensure implementation of the new HCBS requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan

Title XIX State Plan  The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of any state’s Medicaid program.  As required under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (the Act) the State Plan is developed by the state and approved by DHHS/CMS. Without a State Plan, OHCA would not be eligible for federal funding for providing SoonerCare services.  Essentially, the State Plan is our state’s agreement that it will conform to the requirements of the Act and the official issuances of DHHS/CMS.  The State Plan includes the many provisions required by the Act.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

OK Developmental Disabilities Service Division Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

“Developmental Disabilities Service Division, a division of OKDHS, serves individuals who are 3 years of age and older who have mental retardation and certain persons with related conditions who would otherwise require placement in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phone

Snapshot

With the motto "Labor Conquers All Things," it's clear that Oklahoma values the contributions of all workers, including workers with disabilities, and has plenty to offer when it comes to career development.

2014 State Population.
0.71%
Change from
2013 to 2014
3,878,051
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
3.51%
Change from
2013 to 2014
331,028
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.11%
Change from
2013 to 2014
120,597
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
1.65%
Change from
2013 to 2014
36.43%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
0.5%
Change from
2013 to 2014
75.59%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 3,878,051
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 331,028
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 120,597
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 1,492,128
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 36.43%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 75.59%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.50%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 22.60%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 15.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 298,775
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 311,423
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 465,901
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 43,504
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 31,949
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 48,315
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 5,588
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 38,269
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 8,493

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 4,133
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 4.50%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 127,712

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 10,000
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 27,405
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 48,322
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 20.70%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.10%
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). 0.90%
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). 2.10%
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. 36
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. 336
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. 788
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 7,021
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 2,291
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 981
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 43.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 25.48

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 4,332
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 192,581
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $18,929,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $9,244,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $0
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $5,627
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 62.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 1,151
Number of people served in facility based work. 2,221
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 0
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 65.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 64.68%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 9.51%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.30%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 95.47%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 15.59%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 48.92%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 59.68%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 33.33%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 693,919
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 736
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 45,014
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 459,485
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 504,499
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 43
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 387
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 430
AbilityOne wages (products). $401,419
AbilityOne wages (services). $4,994,972

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 3
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 58
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 7
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 68
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 10
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 2,691
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 240
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 2,941

 

Legislation


Oklahoma HB 2821: ABLE Legislation - 06/06/2016

An Act relating to public health and safety; enacting the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Act; stating legislative intent; defining terms; creating Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Trust; providing for cotrustees; creating the Achieving a Better Life Experience Program Committee; providing for membership; providing for adoption of rules; imposing duties; authorizing contracts; imposing requirements with respect to rules; providing for contributions to ABLE accounts; imposing restrictions; prohibiting certain direction regarding investments; prescribing procedures with respect to account activity; requiring records and accounting; providing for designation of beneficiaries; authorizing transfers; imposing limitation based upon reasonable expenses; restricting certain uses of account; providing accounts not subject to certain proceedings related to creditors; providing for exemption from Oklahoma income tax; providing for applicability of income tax to nonqualified distributions; providing for income tax treatment of earnings; prohibiting certain obligations with respect to accounts; providing immunity for certain losses; excluding guaranty with regard to accounts; providing for liberal construction; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability

Oklahoma HB 1969: Employment First Act - 11/01/2015

 “An Act relating to labor; creating the Oklahoma Employment First Act; requiring state agencies to coordinate efforts to ensure certain policies and funding support employment of disabled individuals; authorizing state agencies to adopt rules; defining terms; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.”

LPassed March 3, 2015, Law became effective November 1, 2015 

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Oklahoma Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities - 05/27/1957

“The Governor's Committee was established as an agency of state government with the passing of House Bill 996 on May 27, 1957, by the 26th Oklahoma Legislature. It made provisions for the Governor to appoint 75 citizens to serve on the Committee without compensation for terms of two, four and six years. All areas of the state are served by appointees who represent a multitude of backgrounds from both the profit and non-profit sectors, labor, business, industry, medicine, law, education, religion, veteran affairs, rehabilitation, civic affairs and the media. The expertise and concern of each of these respective members converge to serve the Committee's common purpose: to promote the rehabilitation and employment of workers with disabilities in the State of Oklahoma.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Oklahoma’s Transition Education Handbook - 08/01/2011

“Oklahoma’s special education policies and procedures ensure that all students with an IEP have access to a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepares students with IEPs for employment, further education, and independent living. Desired employment, further education, and independent living outcomes become the postsecondary goals that drive the transition planning process and the secondary IEP.

The transition planning process provides opportunities for the young adult with disabilities to ponder and identify post-school goals. Transition planning provides educators the opportunity to structure the IEP transition components to facilitate attainment of students’ post-school goals.”

Systems
  • Department of Education
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Plan - 08/03/2006

“The Plan includes information about recent developments made by the state of Oklahoma. These developments include legislation to improve certain aspects of service delivery and policies. The developments demonstrate progress in establishing the infrastructure needed to achieve the goals set forth by the Oklahoma Olmstead Strategic Planning Committee. These developments were achieved through the collaboration and coordination of the Committee members. They reflect a strong commitment to enable people with disabilities to live, work and play in their home communities instead of living restricted lives in institutional settings. The Plan also contains a section on cross-systems recommendations. This section addresses changes that will impact services in all systems. Disabilities can happen to anyone at any time, so every system has a role in serving people with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) model has been in existence nationally for nearly 30 years and is an effective, evidenced-based, outreach-oriented, service delivery model using a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week approach to community-based mental health services. PACT delivers comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation services to consumers in their homes, at work and in community settings.  The program reaches clients that traditional services can’t seem to engage. A major goal of PACT is to reduce the need for inpatient care by providing assistance with basic needs, increasing medication adherence, keeping families together, and securing competitive employment.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes PACT as the leading treatment model of choice for people with severe mental illness. Over 40 states across the country have adopted the PACT model. NAMI represents the driving force behind Oklahoma’s PACT initiative and continues to pursue additional funding, along with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and other mental health advocates, to expand PACT program capacity in Oklahoma.

Systems
  • Department of Mental Health
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Optional Program for Hiring Applicants with Disabilities

“G. Subsections A through E of this section shall not apply to persons with severe disabilities who are considered for employment under the provisions of this subsection. Provided, said persons may elect instead to be considered for employment according to the procedures set out in subsections A through E of this section. 1. As used in this subsection "persons with severe disabilities" means persons certified as having disabilities according to standards and procedures established by the Administrator. Said standards and procedures shall be developed by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management with the assistance of the Office of Handicapped Concerns, and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. 2. Agencies of this state may employ persons with severe disabilities who are legal residents of the state in competitive and noncompetitive jobs. Except for the requirement of minimum qualifications specified in applicable job specifications, such persons with disabilities shall be exempt from entrance examinations and hiring procedures administered by the Office of Personnel Management pursuant to this section and Section 840-4.13 of this title.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

OK Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement

Oklahoma Community Integrated Employment (CIE)

“Community Integrated Employment (CIE) is a service program that provides placement, job training and short-term or long-term supports to assist service recipients in achieving and maintaining employment within the community.  Services are delivered in integrated settings in the community be contracted providers.”
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Oklahoma’s Milestone Payment System

“ESS' Oklahoma Milestone Payment System received awards from the Ford Foundation and the Harvard School of Business, as well as other government groups, for cutting government spending, improving service delivery and increasing consumer satisfaction by linking payment for contract services to a series of checkpoints, or milestones, on the way to specific goals or outcomes, such as employment.”

The Milestone payment system integrates Total Quality Management concepts with payment mechanisms. Total Quality Management (TQM) is defined as “…a continuous improvement process which involves participatory management and makes use of teamwork.”1 TQM concepts are at the heart of the Reinventing Government and National Performance Review advocated by Vice President Gore. TQM is customer-driven, involving employees at all levels and using a team approach to eliminate waste and continuously improve quality.2  The fundamental problem that Womack et. al., identified for business systems is identical for government-funded programs. They state that the “…problems are inherent in the system’s incentive structure and logic.”3 The Milestone system rethinks the logic and incentive structure of the process for purchasing vocational services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

OK Developmental Disabilities Services Employment Policy 317:40-7-1

The policy states that, “The optimum goal [for employment services] is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.…. There may be instances resulting from a variety of factors when people served have not achieved the goal of full employment.  The provider agency makes available those supports needed for the service recipient to achieve full employment.” It also provides a list of preferred options when full-time employment is not possible for circumstantial reasons.

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • Provider Transformation

Partnerships


Oklahoma Transition: School-to-Work - 03/01/2015

“The Transition: School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma

“The Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. ZC faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The ZC also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition

Systems-Change Funding


“Add Us In” Grant to University of Oklahoma - 09/23/2013

“The goal of the Add Us In initiative is to identify and develop strategies to increase the capacity of small businesses, including those in underrepresented and historically excluded communities, to employ youth and young adults with disabilities.”

 
Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Training/Capacity Building


National Center for Disability Education and Training DRS Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) designs and delivers cutting-edge training to staff of employment providers in a variety of competency-based courses leading to certification. The methods of training range from classroom to accessible multimedia products marketed across the United States.

Please click on the link below for more information about trainings offered through our contract with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. NCDET has delivered training under this  contract since 1987 and has prepared thousands of Employment Training Specialists to provide employment supports to individuals with significant disabilities.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit

This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide.    ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.   Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.   Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


OK In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (0343.R03.00) - 07/01/2012

Provides adult day, habilitation training specialist services, homemaker, prevocational, respite, supported employment, prescribed drugs, psychological services, assistive technology, specialized medical supplies, audiology, dental, environmental accessibility adaptations and architectural mods, family counseling, family training, nutrition services, OT, PT, physician services (provided by a psychiatrist), psychological services, self-directed good and services, specialized medical supplies and assistive technology, speech therapy, transportation for individuals w/IID ages 18 - no max age.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Living Choice/Money Follows the Person

“The Living Choice Project is Oklahoma’s brand name for the Money Follows the Person grant, and is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Oklahoma’s Living Choice Project is designed to transform the current long-term care system by promoting community based services instead of institutional services.

The Living Choice project serves three populations, the physically disabled (19-64), older persons (65 and older), and intellectually disabled. Individuals in any of these three populations are eligible for transition if they have resided in a qualified institution (i.e. nursing facility, intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities) for at least ninety days prior to their proposed transition date, and have had one day of their institutional stay paid by Medicaid.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma HCBS Transition Plan

The purpose of this Transition Plan is to ensure the individuals receiving Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are integrated in and have access to supports in the community, including opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, and control personal resources.  The State has prepared a revised transition plan in order to comply with federal regulations for community-based settings. Overall, the Transition Plan provides assurance that the individuals receiving HCBS have the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS. This updated Transition Plan outlines the proposed process that Oklahoma will be utilizing to ensure implementation of the new HCBS requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan

Title XIX State Plan  The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of any state’s Medicaid program.  As required under Section 1902 of the Social Security Act (the Act) the State Plan is developed by the state and approved by DHHS/CMS. Without a State Plan, OHCA would not be eligible for federal funding for providing SoonerCare services.  Essentially, the State Plan is our state’s agreement that it will conform to the requirements of the Act and the official issuances of DHHS/CMS.  The State Plan includes the many provisions required by the Act.
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

OK Developmental Disabilities Service Division Home and Community-Based Services Waiver

“Developmental Disabilities Service Division, a division of OKDHS, serves individuals who are 3 years of age and older who have mental retardation and certain persons with related conditions who would otherwise require placement in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)