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Disability Awareness Day set at complex

The Lawton Constitution - 9/11/2017

People with disabilities who want to return to the workforce are highlighted in the Comanche Nation Vocational Rehabilitation program's seventh Disability Awareness Day.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in Watchetaker Hall at the tribal complex, 9 miles north of Lawton. The public is invited.

"This year's event will focus on presenting information for individuals who are disability recipients, yet are interested in getting back into the workforce," said Charlotte Niyah McCurtain, program director.

Invited speakers will be Jeremy Dickerson of the Social Security Administration and Heather Eisel, project director of the Oklahoma Work Incentives, National Center for Disability Education and Training. There will be numerous other programs from the community, and the Comanche Nation will be setting up program information booths to dispense information about their services, McCurtain said.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a cedar ceremony. Vendors set up by 9 a.m. A welcome ceremony presented by the Comanche Nation IAMNDN youth program precedes mid-morning refreshments. Guest speakers begin around 9:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The Riverside Indian School Apache Crown dancers will give a short performance after lunch. There will be vendor presentations and door prize drawings throughout the day.

Call 492-3605 for information.


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