Kick Up Your Heels on November 30!

Tulsa Moose Lodge proudly hosts

Kick Up Your Heels, a benefit for Jeri’s House

Friday, November 30, 7 to 10 p.m. at

Tulsa Moose Lodge – 11106 E. 7th St. – Tulsa, OK 74128

Tickets:  $25 each or 2 for $40

LIVE COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC

DANCING – FOOD – SILENT AUCTION

Join us as we kick up our heels and celebrate the first anniversary of Jeri’s House and Jeri Cooper’s 60th birthday! Enjoy chili cheese dogs and the fixin’s while dancing the night away with the Whiskey Bent Band. A cash bar will be available. Door prize drawings include an Echo (2nd generation) Smart Speaker with Alexa and two Echo Dots (2nd generation) with Alexa donated by Nanopac.

All proceeds benefit Jeri’s House!

For tickets call 918-200-6550 or email at pr@jerishouse.org

Jeri’s House is a faith-based, 501(c)3 private,

not-for-profit organization raising $400,000 for

residential training facilities and services for

people who are DeafBlind.

How You Can Help Jeri’s House

Cash or personal check – Paypal via website at jerishouse.org

GoFundMe – Amazon Smile – Follow us on Facebook

DeafBlind Symposium Scheduled October 2018

SHEP and DRS are excited to host another DeafBlind Symposium October 18-21, 2018! it’s just a few months away! Please don’t wait until the last minute to register! This is a time to bring DeafBlind together for a great time of networking, socializing, being with friends and having the time of our life! We couldn’t have these camps without our devoted Support Service Providers! So, please, come on and register so we’ll know how many DB we can accept! We already have some folks coming from out of state! Don’t miss the fun! We promise you’ll have a fantastic time! And you will empower so many DB to participate in an event that is totally accessible for us! Thanks! Huge Hugs!

Jeri Cooper

http://www.shep-ok.org

Take Action!

The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act

The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 1120 and in the Senate as S. 2087. AFB and organizations across the blind, deafblind, and deaf communities are working hard to drum up ever more support for these bills, so that this legislation can become a reality. Keep reading to find out more about what the bills would do and how you can take action to have them turned into law. For a complete text of the bill, please refer to http://www.afb.org/info/get-connected/take-action/complete-text-of-macy-act/125.

Join Us June 27 to Celebrate Jeri Cooper Act

Join DRS Visual Services staff and friends for the DeafBlind Awareness Celebration on Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the south lawn of the state capitol at 2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. 

We encourage all DeafBlind advocates and Support Service Providers (SSPs) to attend and show their appreciation for the enactment of HB-1244 (Lepak/Griffin), the Jeri Cooper Act, which will provide more availability of SSPs for individuals who are DeafBlind in Oklahoma so they can participate more fully in society.  

Pictured at the signing of the legislation are Representative Mark Lepak, Governor Mary Fallin, Jeri Cooper, Visual Services rehabilitation teacher and DeafBlind specialist with one of Jeri’s SSPs, Clayton, who is behind her. 

For more information about the Deafblind Awareness Week Celebration, select this link for a media release and more information: http://www.okdrs.org/mr/2018/deafblinddongore