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Music artist Sarah Getto to entertain at Disabilities Awareness Day April 20 at State Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY – Award-winning Oklahoma singer-musician-songwriter Sarah Getto will be the featured performer at the 21st People with Disabilities Awareness Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20.

An estimated 900 Oklahomans with disabilities and advocates are expected to participate on every floor at the state Capitol, 2300 N.W. 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma #2 in nation in decision accuracy for disability benefits

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OKLAHOMA CITY ─ Oklahoma’s Disability Determination Division was ranked second in the nation in 2014 with a 97.6 percent accuracy rate in determining initial claims for Social Security disability benefits.

“Excellence in accuracy is vital because each claim represents a citizen applying for disability benefits,” DDD Administrator Noel Tyler said. “That person deserves an accurate and timely decision about whether he or she is eligible according to federal guidelines.”

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Workforce “Access for All” Academies

Oklahoma ABLE Tech and the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) have partnered to bring training to the Oklahoma Workforce System through the first ever regional Access for All Academies designed to help create a workforce for all Oklahomans including individuals with disabilities

-Read more about the academies