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AMVETS

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Phone: 918-781-7762
Address: 125 S Main St #1B38
Muskogee, OK 74401
Website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/muskogee/

 

 

Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain injury support groups can be a valuable source of information, emotional support, encouragement and social activities for people who have sustained a brain injury as well as family members and other caregivers.

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  • Enid/NorthWest Oklahoma Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone: 580-548-5081
    • Address: St. Mary’s Rehab Care Unit, 305 S 5th Floor Enid, OK 73701
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Meets Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.                 
  • McAlester Head Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone: 918-426-6220
    • Address: Oklahoma ILC, 601 E Carl Albert Pkwy McAlester, OK 74501
    • Email: terryy@oilok.org
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second and Fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m.        
  • Muskogee Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone: 918-913-5537
    • Address: Conference Room of Muskogee Regional Rehab, 300 Rockefeller Dr
      Muskogee, OK
    • Email: Trina.Flowers@yahoo.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Oklahoma City Educational Series and Support
    • Phone Number: 405-644-5381
    • Address: Integris Jim Thorpe Rehab Hospital 4219 S. Western
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Email: Karen.Bryan@integrisok.com
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Educational series and support for people with brain injury. Meetings take place at Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital in the Jones Education Classroom on the First Floor.
  • Oklahoma City Head Injury Support Group
    • Phone: 405 721 8453 
    • Address: Valir Rehabilitation Hospital 721 NW 7th St
      Oklahoma City, OK
    • Email: garybulmer@flash.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: First and Third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The group starts together, and breaks into groups for family and for people with brain injury. Contact Gary Bulmar to get more information. 
  • Tulsa Brain Injury Support Group OK
    • Phone Number: 918-488-6165
    • Address: Comprehensive Community Services 7146 S Braden Ave Ste 500
      Tulsa, OK 74136
    • Email: mhdobbsrn@sbcglobal.net
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. except for Holidays

Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Phone: 405-521-3756
Toll Free: 800-522-8224
Address: 2401 NWW 23rd Ste 90
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Website: http://www.ok.gov/odc/C.A.P./

 

 

Independent Living Center

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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  • Progressive Independence Center – Norman OK
    • Phone: 405-321- 3203
    • Toll Free: 800-801-3203
    • Address: 121 N. Porter
      Norman, OK 73071
    • Website: http://www.progind.org/
  • Oklahomans for Independent Living
    • Phone: 918-426-6220
    • Toll Free: 800-568-6821
    • Address: 601 East Carl Albert Parkway
      McAlester, OK 74501
    • Website: http://www.oilok.org/
       

 

 

Medicaid Office

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Phone: 405-522-7300 
Toll Free: 800-987-7767 
Address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105 
Website: https://www.okdhslive.org/

 

Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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Oklahoma Parents Center
Phone:
877-553-4332
Address:  223 North Broadway
Holdenville, OK 74848
Website: http://oklahomaparentscenter.org/

Pervasive Parenting
Phone: 918-647-1255
Address: 1507 South McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953
Websitehttp://www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org/

 

 

Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.
Phone: 405-525-7755
Toll Free: 800-880-7755
Address: 2915 Classen Blvd Ste 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Website: http://www.oklahomadisabilitylaw.org

 

 

State Insurance Department

State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

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Phone: 405-521-2828
Toll Free: 800-522-0071
Address: Five Corporate Plaza 3625 NW 56th Ste 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Website: https://www.ok.gov/oid/

 

Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Phone: 405-264-5006
Toll Free : 800-745-6098
Address: 421 NW 13th Ste 290
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Website: http://www.ok.gov/dac/Victims

 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

A federal/state program designed to assist people with a disability to return to gainful employment. Individualized services can include assessment, evaluation, career counseling, counseling, job training and job support.

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 Phone: 405-951-3400 
Toll Free: 800-845-8476 
Address: 3535 NW 58th St Ste 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 
Website: http://www.okrehab.org/

 

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