March 10, 2016 Meeting Notes
DHS / DDS Waiting List Meeting
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Represented in attendance:
14 – Parent or Family Member
2 – Self-Advocate (person with a disability)
5 – DHS/DDS
1 – OHCA (Health Care Authority)
Representing those on the Waiting List – 13
First Time Attendees – 3
Locations represented – Norman, Edmond, Blanchard, Mustang, Moore
Community agencies, programs or organizations represented: Center for Learning and Leadership/OK UCEDD, Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Oklahoma Family Network, Sooner SUCCESS.
One mom who has an adult daughter on the waiting list, talked about numbers. She said how long her daughter was on the waiting list, then she said the number of medications her daughter takes regularly. Then she started naming the number of medical diagnosis’ that has been placed on her daughter. And then she ended it with two powerful numbers, 47 and 52. She said “These are the numbers that represent me and my husband’s age.” She went on to talk about how she’s not getting younger and her daughter is getting older. She talked about her fears for her daughter’s future.
Next Meeting – OKC
Thursday, June 2, 2016Room C-47 (Basement)
Sequoyah Building – Capitol Complex