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**NEW** Microsoft Scholarship – High School Students in Technology Careers

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and aspire to have a career in the technology industry. The scholarships are renewable – each winner who continues to meet the criteria is eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. A total of eight (8) scholarships will be awarded in 2023.The Microsoft Disability Scholarship seeks to empower students with disabilities to achieve more through access to education leading to a career in technology.

OKDRS Transition Newsletter

Transition Card

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) has developed a QR code to sign up for the Transition Newsletter. 

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services



**NEW** Early Child Outcomes Webinar

Improve your understanding of the Early Childhood Outcomes process and learn how outcomes data collection supports early childhood special education program in meeting the needs of students.

Questions can be directed to Megan Withers

The Spring AT Workshop Series

From the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR):

Assistive technology (AT) enables children with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life (home, school, and community) and helps them access their right to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The IEP team must determine whether an individual child needs an assistive technology device or service, and if so, the nature and extent to be provided.

Hundreds of IEP team members attend ABLE Tech’s AT Workshop Series every year to learn how to help students find and acquire needed AT solutions. If you haven’t attended the training series before, or if you have but need a refresher, hope you’ll make time to attend!

Dates have been set for the Spring 2023 AT Workshop Series:

  • Part 2 – February 16 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
  • Part 3 – March 23 – AT in the IEP and Implementation

These workshops will take place via Zoom on their designated dates. Visit the Oklahoma ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops webpage to register!

Professional Development

Oklahoma Autism Center

The Oklahoma Autism Center has set up Professional Development workshops over a variety of trainings. Please see the Professional Development Opportunities for 22-23.

  • Reducing Challenging Behavior for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder - February 16, 2023 (Virtual) 
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments & Writing Behavior Intervention Plans - February 17, 2023 (Virtual) 

Additional information can be found on The Oklahoma Autism Center.

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