Are you ready to network? Celebrate outstanding accomplishments? If so, join us for People with Disabilities Awareness Day from noon to 4 p.m., March 7, 2023, at the Oklahoma History Center.
Let's take action! Plan on coming, bring a friend or two and network with the more than 70 disability-centric exhibitors. They bring a wealth of information and might introduce you to new programs.
Celebrate success! Stay and congratulate our Awareness Day Award Winners.
We are back at the Oklahoma History Center and the event is free to all who want to attend. The venue is ideal for talking with exhibitors and an outstanding place to showcase the award winners.
What about Legislative visits?
While the event is not at the state Capitol we still hope you use the day to reach out to your lawmaker. If you can't visit in person, make a phone call, type an email, or post to your favorite social media and tag a representative or senator. Tell them how they can best serve the disability community best.
We don't want to miss our opportunities just because we are across the street. It's a time to learn to advocate for yourself, for your family or on behalf of those you work with. This day is still your opportunity to explain the positive impact of critical disability programs.
Join us at the Oklahoma History Center
This year we will be hosting PWDAD at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. This beautiful facility is not only made for our event by being able to hold the large number of exhibitors that we are used to but our awards program as well. No elevator waits - it's all on one floor.
Admission to the building and PWDAD is free. The doors to the museum exhibits will be open thanks to the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council sponsoring the entry fees.
Be sure to plan to visit the History Center's exhibits. This year, the doors to the exhibits will be wide open thanks to Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council for paying everyone's entrance fee.
Thank you ORC for making a great day even better!
PWDAD 2023 Awards Program
Every year we honor individuals who make a difference for the disability community, either by being an example or paving the way for success. We will honor our People with Disabilities Awareness Day Award winners at 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room.
Don't miss DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt and Commissioners Theresa Flannery, Wes Hilliard and Jace Wolfe presenting the honors.
3 p.m.: Awards ceremony
4 p.m.: PWDAD closes
Be Seen, Wear Green
Let's stand united! Be Seen, Wear Green! Any green or a PWDAD t-shirt, we're not picky.
PWDAD Event Flyer
Check out the event flyer and help us spread the word by sending it to all your friends. Tell them how important it is to inform our state Legislators about the issues that affect the disability community and for all of us to stand united.
PWDAD Many exhibits too
People with Disabilities Awareness Day always has great exhibits with a vast assortment of information and key people to get to know. We will provide a list when this information is available.