Resources

National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.The National Disability Rights Network serves a wide range of individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to, those with cognitive, mental, sensory, and physical disabilities, by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

JJ/SE Shared Agenda & Tools for Success 

In March 2005, NASDSE and NDRN convened a meeting of national organizations and other entities and professionals to discuss their shared interest in addressing the disproportionate number of children with disabilities in contact with the juvenile justice (JJ) system, including those with special education (SE) needs. This was the beginning of a project that became known as the JJ/SE Shared Agenda .

The JJ/SE Shared Agenda produced Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency (akaTools for Success ) – a compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabilities and those at risk of developing disabilities. Designed for teachers and administrators, Tools for Success includes research-based effective practices for meeting the needs of children and youth in their schools, including early identification and intervention.

TOOLS FOR PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS AND REDUCING DELINQUENCY

Cite as:  JJ/SE Shared Agenda, Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency , NASDSE & NDRN, Washington, DC: January 20007

The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice is funded by Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U. S. Department of Education.

Legal Research

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws, by U. S. Department of Justice

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Oklahoma State Courts Network

Oklahoma Legal Material

All Federal Courts, including District Courts and Courts of Appeal 

Georgraphical map of Circuits

Oklahoma Bar Association

The Bar Association has a variety of law-related brochures available for the public online.

Special Education

Wrightslaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw includes thousands of articles, cases, and free resources on dozens of special education topics.

Partners in Education Advocacy (PEA), an advocacy training program

Agencies

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Federal Agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid programs.  See also the website for Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency.

Medicare Information – including benefits information, location of suppliers of medical equipment, comparisons for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, etc.

Disability

Disability is Natural

“People First” Language

Disability Etiquette

Mental Health

Mental Health Links 

NASMHPD Publications

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

National Technical Assistance Center for State mental Health Planning

National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils

Restraint and Seclusion – A Risk Management Guide, September 2006, technical assistance provided by National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning 

Cultural Diversity Series:  Meeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2004, technical assistance provided by National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning

North Dakota Efforts to Reduce Custody Relinquishment:  Expanding Access to Home-and Community-Based Servoces. 2001

NAMHPAC Policy Statement on Mental Health Courts

NAMHPAC Policy Statement on Recovery from Mental Illness

NAMHPAC Policy Statement on Jail Diversion

NAMHPAC Policy Statement on Olmstead

Mental Health and Homelessness Toolkit

Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council

NAMI – Oklahoma

Jails and Prisons in Oklahoma

Report on Jail in Garfield County, April 17, 2003, by U. S. Department of Justice

Report on Jail in LeFlore County, April 17, 2003, by U. S. Department of Justice

Juvenile Correctional Facilities in Oklahoma

Report on L. E. Rader Center, June 8, 2005, by U. S. Department of Justice

Press Release about lawsuit filed by U. S. Department of Justice, December 15, 2006

USDC ND Oklahoma, Case No. 06-CV-673-TCK-FHM, December 15, 2006