April 17, 2012
Noon to 4:30 p.m.
More detailed information about the event can be viewed at the People with Disabilities Awareness Day homepage.
Due to limited amount of space at the State Capitol and the outstanding
popularity of this event, exhibit space is by invitation only.
You will be notified by April 9 as to your table location. When you
arrive proceed to your table and a volunteer will come by to check you in.
Exhibitors do not have to go through the registration line. If you cannot
find your table, ask any volunteer. They will be able to assist you.
Please set up between 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to be ready when the event starts at 12:30 p.m. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID and allow time to pass through the security screening when entering.
When you arrive, there will be a sign with your organization's name on the exhibit table assigned to you. There will be hosts available to assist with any questions or concerns.
DRS will provide table covers for all exhibit tables and do our best to honor requests for electricity. Please bring power strips, extension cords and offer to share with your neighbors.
Follow this link to the Legislature Look Up webpage and find out who your legislators are. On Awareness Day be sure to visit them and let them know how important they are to you and the Oklahomans with disabilities you serve.
This following links are to the table lay-out for the event.
Please help us plan ahead by registering as an exhibitor online and having those who will be assisting you at the table to also register as a guest. If you include your home address on the registration we will have your personal Senator and Representative and their room numbers looked up prior to the event. We want to encourage everyone, even the exhibitors, to talk to legislators about the issues that concern the disability community. No one makes a bigger impact on a legislator than a constitutent.
Be seen, wear green!
To stand united, we encourage all to wear green on this day, if you can.
When decision-makers at the capitol see a lot of people in the halls or
rotunda all wearing "disability awareness" green, our presence becomes even
Learn more about the legislative process and issues
Keep up on the activities of our state and federal lawmakers with the Legislative Updates. You can also learn how to effect change with our lawmakers through the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council's (ORC) Legislative Advocacy Toolbox. This has informative links to assist you learn how to successfully advocate for people with disabilities or key issues important to them.
- Legislative Updates
- ORC Legislative Toolbox's Tools and Templates
- ORC Legislative Toolbox's Effective Communications
Spread the news
Check out this year's People with Disabilities Awareness Day flyer. Help spread the word and send it to all your friends. Tell everyone how important it is to inform our state legislators on the issues that affect the disability community and for all of us to stand united.
Where to unload?
We will have outstanding volunteers starting at 11:00 a.m. to help you unload and get through security. Cars and standard pickups may unload at the Capitol's west entrance. You must then move your vehicle to public parking (south, east and west lots) and return to take your materials upstairs. This link will show you pictures of where you are to unload.
Where to park?
Please park on the south side of the State Capitol. Accessible parking is located at the base of the south steps. Overflow parking is available at the Jim Thorpe Building west of Lincoln Blvd.