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Our blog discusses social security disability benefits and our law firm serves people in Bixby, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

What Is Tulsa Doing to Help the Disabled Rejoin the Workforce?

Tulsa World recently reported on a program designed to help disabled people in Tulsa receive the training they need to qualify for jobs. The program, which is called the Visual Service Assistive Technology Lab, was developed to help those who are visually impaired or blind acquire the skills they need to find work. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, which is Oklahoma’s employment agency for persons with disabilities, is behind the program. How Does the Program Help Disabled People Rejoin the Workforce? Regardless of the disability level of a person, there is help available for them at the Assistive Technology Lab. The office provides blind and visually impaired individuals with assistive technology and trains them to use it. Assistive technology includes any system or piece of equipment that helps people with disabilities improve their functionality. In the case of the visually impaired and blind this includes items such as braille…
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Tulsa Ranked 129th in the Country for People with Disabilities

Oklahoma may have some work to do when it comes to being a destination for people with disabilities. According to the website, the state only had two cities rank among the top 150 in the country when it comes to affordability, jobs, schools and attractions for the disabled. The website placed Oklahoma City 38th in the country in its rankings of the best cities for a person with disabilities to live in, while Tulsa ranked 129th. The rankings were based on three factors—economic environment, quality of life and health care—to determine cities with the “most suitable” living situations for individuals with disabilities. Among the criteria was the rate of employed people with disabilities to park accessibility. The top three cities included Overland Park, Kansas, and Peoria and Scottsdale, Arizona. According to the website, Oklahoma City ranked third for its economic environment, 67th for its quality of life and…
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Where Can I Find A Jenks Social Security Disability Attorney?

Jenks is a city located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma with an estimated population of more than 17,000 people. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and is nestled along the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. The Midland Valley Railroad, between Tulsa and Muskogee, established Jenks in 1904 as a community site. It was named after William Henry Jenks, the owner of the Midland Valley Railroad. Early industry included petroleum, as there were major discoveries made in the area resulting in oil depots. Current major employers in Jenks include Kimberly-Clark, which built a manufacturing facility in the city in the 1980s. Other prominent employers include Green Country Energy, Public Service Company, Tulsa Winch and Continental Wire Cloth. Popular attractions in Jenks include the Oklahoma Aquarium, and the city’s downtown shops, boutiques and restaurants. The city has been nicknamed the “Antique Capital of Oklahoma” because of its…
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I Need a Bixby Disability Attorney To Help Me

Bixby is a city located in both Tulsa and Wagoner counties in Oklahoma. Bixby has an estimated population of more than 21,000 and is nicknamed “The Garden Spot of Oklahoma” for its agrarian heritage. The city is one of the fastest growing areas in Oklahoma and remains popular for sod-growing and producing fresh vegetables. CNN ranked Bixby number 67 on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in 2009. Produce coming from Bixby is shipped all over the country, including cantaloupes, potatoes, radishes, squash, turnips, spinach and sweet corn. The city has a total area of 25.1 square miles and sits near the Arkansas River. City parks, including the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum, host the popular “Bixby BBQ & Music Festival” each May and the Bixby “Deutschesfest” in September. The city is served by the Bixby School District, which runs six schools: Bixby High School, Bixby…
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Need an Owasso Disability Attorney?

Owasso is a city located in both Rogers and Tulsa counties, in Oklahoma. The city is a northern suburb of Tulsa, with a population of more than 28,000 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The city was originally settled in 1881 and is perhaps best known for its role in several scenes of the film The Outsiders. Owasso was officially charted on September 28, 1972 after decades of being considered a “town”. Owasso is located in the portion of Oklahoma known as “Green Country” for its green vegetation, hills and lakes. The city has a total land area of 10.1 square miles. It should be noted that Owasso is located in Tornado Alley and has a humid subtropical climate, which can lead to severe storms. Newspapers in Owasso include the Owasso Reporter and Owasso Progress. One major roadway traveled in Owasso is SH-135, which also serves as the city’s Main…
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