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Serving People With Disabilities
In Garfield County Only At the Present Time


Oakwood Centre, Suite B-1 / 705 S. Oakwood Rd., Enid, OK 73703
Voice/TDD (580) 237-8508 / 1-800-375-4358. /Fax (580) 233-6403
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, Winter hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer hours 8:00 - 4:00


Please send email to:sbilcdirector@coxinet.net


Mission Statement

The Center is designed to provide access to programs and services that enable people of all disabilities to realize the freedom to choose their personal,independent living styles. The Center assists people with all types of disabilities including:

People with mobility impairments such as amputations, spinal cord injuries,arthritis,mutiple sclerosis,muscular dystrophy,post polio,spina bifida,cerebral palsy and others.

People with hearing impairments and deaf-blindness.

People with vision impairments.

People with mental,cognitive,or developmental disabilties such as traumatic brain injuries,mental retardation or learning differences.


Services Available

Info & Referral | Skills Training | Advocacy Training
Peer Counseling | Social/Recreational Activities | Transportation
Emergency Intervention | Loan Closet |

DISABILITY LINKS


Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council

Independent Living Research Utiliation(TIRR)

Oklahoma Disability Law Center

Oklahoma Office Of Disability Concerns

National Organization On Disability

National Council On Independent Living

Rehabilitation Services Administration

ADA Home Page

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma ABLE tech

Region VI Rehabilitation Continuing Education Center

Other Oklahoma Centers for Independent Living With Websites

Oklahomans for Independent Living(OIL)- McAlester

Progressive Independence(PI) Under Construction - Norman

Ability Resource Inc.(AR)- Tulsa

Some On-Line Disability Magazines Links

New Mobility

Ability Magazine

MainStream

GOVERNMENT LINKS

Oklahoma Legislature

Govspot


Information & Referral

The Center handles requests for information regarding all aspects of independent living on a daily basis. These queries come via telephone, written correspondence or face-to-face conversations, from both persons with disabilities and their family members, guardians or friends.

Also, statewide and local service, medical and disability support agencies and businesses seek information from the Center.

In cooperation with other agencies and businesses, the Center maintains a database of community information, which allows referrals to other sources of information and support.

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Independent Living Skills Training: SBILC STAff

This program consists of one-on-one or small-group training to help develop specific life skills in areas of need as well as personal interest. These areas include money management or banking skills, and daily living activities such as cooking, laundry or shopping. Upon request, the trainers also teach community living skills for being an involved citizen.

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Advocacy Training by skilled professionals

The Center is very active within the Oklahoma service and support systems that assist people with disabilities achieve the reality of the independent living philosophy, by exercising their freedom to choose their personal independent living styles.

Those persons requesting this training are instructed on how to refine their skills necessary to achieve the goal of self advocacy.

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Peer Counseling: SBILC STAFF

This service is provided for individuals, groups and families, by staff and trained volunteers to help people adjust to living with a disability, learn skills for problem solving, and explore their life options.

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Center-sponsored dances, picnics, parties and special recreational events promote social and recreational opportunities that help maximize the benefit of leisure time for people with disabilities..

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Transportation arrangements: SBILC STAFF

The Center works with the Enid Transit and other agencies to secure transportation for persons with disabilities.

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Emergency Intervention: Provided by SBILC STAFF

In emergency situations, direct assistance is provided in employing personal assistants, finding shelter or housing, and locating food, medical care or supplies.

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Loan Closet: Primary Contact-LILA LOGAN

The Center maintains a Loan Closet for use by anyone with a disability who needs specialized equipment. The Loan Closet is funded in part by the Zarrow Foundation

Items such as canes, crutches, walkers, hospital beds, bedside commodes and wheelchairs are loaned on a short-term basis.

Most of the items available have been donated or purchased through donations. The Center gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations of equipment or monies for the Loan Closet inventory.

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