Autism advocates urge lawmakers to pass driver’s license safety law

BY: - October 12, 2023

Advocates urged lawmakers on Wednesday to allow people with autism to register their disability on driver’s licenses and state identification cards to enhance safety during police interactions. Miscommunication between a person with autism and an officer can escalate to unnecessary use of force, injury and even death, experts said. Advocates said most people who have […]

A person demonstrates a cutting board made for people with hand mobility impairments.

Agency unveils ‘Smart Home’ technology for people with disabilities

BY: - August 29, 2023

Oklahomans with limitations in their daily lives may qualify for free equipment to help them live more independently. The enabling Smart Home technologies include voice-activated devices, remote-controlled appliances and mechanisms to increase mobility. Additional supports include gadgets to dispense medications and detect seizures. Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials unveiled two model demonstration sites on […]