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Special Populations

Katlyn Hudgins

Career Development Coordinator - Special Populations
(405) 743-5596

Resources for CTE Disability Specialists, Counselors, Teachers & Instructors

  • Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Network

  • ESSP Member Dependent Scholarship 
    If you are an ESSP member, you have the opportunity to apply for the ESSP Member Dependent Scholarship. This Scholarship is made available to assist an ESSP member, their spouse, child, and/or dependent with the cost of tuition, books, tools, and/or other expenses connected to employment or training. 

    The ESSP member MUST have paid their dues for the year that they are applying.

    Amount: $500
    Number of Awards: One
    Deadline: June 1st 

Resources for Students

Do you realize that you already have great job skills?  

 Skill Building Flyer

The things you like about yourself, the things you do all the time -- these are the basics of great job skills. 

Whether you’re writing a resume or preparing for a job interview, this list can help! Be sure to think of examples from your own life that you are willing to share. For example, “I am determined and goal-oriented; I have started my own lawn care business, created business cards and promoted my business on various social media outlets.

  • Oklahoma ABLE Tech: Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides assistive technology services, including loan of equipment, services and accessible educational materials

Resources for Parents

Grant Resources

Each and every year billions of dollars are awarded to schools, teachers and organizations!!!

New Carl Perkins Innovation Supplemental Grants - Things to know:

  • All grants will be on a two-year award cycle to match the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment timeline.  To be eligible for awards recipients will be required to complete and submit their Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.
  • Grant recipients will have to show progress towards goal completion by the end of the first year of funding to receive 2nd year funding.  These Benchmarks will be developed in collaboration with the Program area innovative grant leads and the recipients.
  • There will be 6 Innovation Grant initiatives that all eligible recipients can apply for:
  1. Career Development and Programs of Study
  2. Career Pathways, Workforce and Industry Partnerships
  3. Supporting CTE Special Populations
  4. High Growth and Emerging Technologies
  5. Innovation in Career Exploration
  6. Innovative Strategies to Recruit and Retain CTE Instructors

Resources for Businesses

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion

Professional Development

CareerTech Master Educator has many courses related to accessibility and disabilities, including:

- Accessibility for Web Design
- Accessible Video: Caption, Search and
     Compliance Strategies
- Acrobat DC: Creating Accessible
     PDFs (2015)
- Advanced Accessible PDFs (2019)
- Advanced Accessible PDFs (2020)
- Android App Development: Accessibility
- Creating Accessible Documents in
     Microsoft Office
- Creating Accessible PDFs
- Disability Basics for CareerTech

- Dyslexia Awareness
- EPUB Accessibility Using InDesign
- FERPA – Family Educational Rights
     & Privacy Act
- Increasing Accessibility & Fostering
     Inclusive Classrooms with Microsoft
- iOS App Development: Accessibility
- Supporting Students with Mental Illness
- Teaching Techniques: Making
     Accessible Learning
- Using Accessibility to Improve SEO
- WordPress: Accessibility

For more information on Master Educator, please contact: Carrie Miller, Leadership & Professional Development Coordinator

Last Modified on Jan 03, 2024