Hawkins is first superintendent to serve twice at Oklahoma School for the Deaf

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SULPHUR, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma School for the Deaf Superintendent Larry Hawkins is the first person ever appointed to a second term as OSD superintendent.

Hawkins started his second term on August 8.

Hawkins initially retired in August 2011 as superintendent at both OSD in Sulphur and Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

He returned in March to serve as interim OSB superintendent and agreed in June to lead OSD on an interim basis at the same time.

Both schools are divisions of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

DRS to discuss employment services for people with disabilities August 11 at Purcell Public Library

NORMAN, Okla. –Employment services including training options for people with disabilities will be the focus when Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services comes to Purcell Public Library on Thursday, August 11.

The public is invited to attend the free DRS event from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. at 919 North Ninth Ave. in Purcell.

DRS to discuss employment services for people with disabilities August 1 at Blanchard Public Library

NORMAN, Okla. –Employment services including training options for people with disabilities will be the focus when Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services comes to Blanchard Public Library on Monday, August 1.

The public is invited to attend the free DRS event from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. 205 NE 10th St. in Blanchard.

DRS to host resource fair July 28 at Norman Public Library Central

NORMAN – One-stop information on everything from health care to employment services for people with disabilities will be the focus of a free resource fair on July 28 at the Norman Public Library Central.

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will host the event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lowery Room at 225 North Webster in Norman.

Enid community leader named to Commission for Rehabilitation Services

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OKLAHOMA CITY – April Danahy of Enid was recently appointed to the Commission for Rehabilitation Services by Speaker of Oklahoma House of Representatives
Jeff Hickman.

The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. The agency serves more than 97,000 Oklahomans with disabilities each year through career preparation, employment, independent living, educational programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.

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