How can I find out more information about various disorders, therapies and treatments?

Thanks to the Internet, there are multiple resources that parents can access.

What are some resources for a parent of a child with a disability or disorder?

  • For more information about TARC's Family Support program here in Tulsa call Sherilyn Walton at 918-582-8272.  For the TARC website visit http://www.ddadvocacy.net/
  • For a multitude of resources for any child with disabilities visit the Oklahoma Parents Center  www.OklahomaParentsCenter.org.  Their purpose is to help parents better understand the nature of their child's disabilities and their child's educational (including IEP), developmental, and transitional needs.  
  • Another great website that has multitude of resources for kids with learning and attention issues is  https://www.understood.org/en   
  • A helpful tool that Understood has on their website is a "Tech Finder", which will help parents locate apps/program for IPhones, IPads, etc.  Using the chart in the attached link, you select the area the child needs help with (math, organization, etc.) and the grade/age of the child, and it comes up with the appropriate tool.  https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder    
  • Families with a child with ASD (or similar disorders) often experience challenges going out in the community.  As a result, many families report experiencing isolation and that they quit doing things that they once found meaningful, such as going out to eat, going to church, or joining family functions.  Oklahoma Autism Network has a Going Out in the Community guide, which is intended to help you experience success, so you can get back to doing the things you want or need to do, in the places you want to do them, and with the people you enjoy.

What are some resources for Recreational Time activities?

 

What resources are available for grandparents raising grandchildren?

There are several resources in the Tulsa area for grandparents (or other family) who are raising grandchildren, and AARP is a great national resource

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
    Asbury Methodist Church
    6767 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa , OK  74133
    Contact Sandie Sullivan at 918-381-1931
  • Family & Children's Services offers education programs for grandparents raising grandchildren.  For questions about this program call 918-560-1114 or contact the main number at 918-587-9471.  650 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74120.  Website is http://www.fcsok.org/classes/grandparents-raising-grandchildren/ and email is info@fcsok.org  
  • Oxford HealthCare - Community Care Division offers respite vouchers to help grandparents (55 & older) purchase child care/respite care in Creek, Osage and Tulsa Counties.  This is funded by an Older Americans Act grant through the Tulsa Area Agency on Aging.  Contact them at 918-258-1111, 800-316-2222, 3040 N. Hemlock Circle, Broken Arrow, OK  74012.  Website is http://www.oxford-healthcare.com/senior-resources-older-americans-act-grant/ and email is info@oxford-healthcare.com    
  • AARP has a Grandparent Information Center.  Contact them at 202-434-2296, 888-687-2277, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC  20049.  Website is http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/  and email is  gic@aarp.org