Found Causes features non-profits that have a proven record of providing effective support to communities across Oklahoma. This episode gives an in-depth look at DRTC and the opportunities provided to people with disabilities. This show features individuals, parents and staff whose lives are changed by opportunities offered at DRTC. You will witness real people telling their story in their own words as well as people that work at DRTC serving individuals with disabilities.
“Dale Rogers is blessed to be able to provide so many opportunities and choices for people with disabilities and their families since 1953,” said Connie Thrash McGoodwin, Executive Director.
Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. (DRTC), is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma. With five locations in Oklahoma, Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc. trains or employs 1100 people a year: more than 900 with disabilities. We support people with disabilities through paid vocational training, in-house programs and work opportunities as well as competitive community employment. For more information go to http://www.drtc.org.
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Life was much simpler in 1953. When parents of children with disabilities founded Dale Rogers Training Center, they were glad to have created a safe and caring place for their sons and daughters—even if it was in an old farmhouse. Fifty years later, their vision of happy, independent children becoming proud, self-reliant adults is a reality. Dale Rogers Training Center has evolved into an advanced, progressive complex offering education, training and employment opportunities for more than 800 teenagers and adults annually. Today Dale Rogers Training Center is the oldest, largest and most innovative community agency of its kind in the Southwest. While celebrating the past 50 years, Dale Rogers Training Center is also looking to the future in order to build on its legacy of success.