Information about DRS Telework, Building Closures and Event Cancellations

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General Information and Updates

Please check back here often for updates on how DRS is conducting business. As things change, we will post here, click on the Read More link to learn about building closure and event canellations.

DRS operates five program divisions with more than 25 programs which served 82,787 Oklahoman with disabilities in 2019.

Commission Meeting by Video Conference

The public is invited to use Zoom to attend the Commission for Rehabilitation Services’ meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday April 13, 2020.


Governor Kevin Stitt declared a state emergency caused by the threat of COVID-19 on March 19, 2020, and directed state agencies to relocate employees in order to balance their safety and welfare while continuing to provide critical services to the citizens of Oklahoma.

Information as of 03/31/20

April 13, 2020 Commission Meeting

State of Oklahoma
Commission for Rehabilitation Services

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
State Office
3535 NW 58th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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Carol Brown, Commission Assistant Location: State Office, 3535 NW 58th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
Hosts: Jonathon Cook and Mark Ferguson from their homes
Interpreter Tonya Garman from her home

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:30am

The Oklahoman business writer earns DRS Excellence in Communication of the Year award

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Paula Burkes from Edmond earned the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Excellence in Communications award on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Burkes has written and edited award-winning news stories for nearly 40 years. Since 2001, she has worked as a business writer for The Oklahoman.

She received the award at DRS’ 25th People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

DRS attorney earns posthumous Disability Leadership award

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Richard Olderbak was remembered with a Disability Leadership award by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Olderbak’s son, Marshall Olderbak accepted the award on behalf of his deceased father at DRS’ 25th People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

Commission for Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Emily Cheng and DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt recognized Olderbak, who served as DRS’ legal advisor, “as a tremendous champion for individuals with disabilities.”