DRTC Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

OKLAHOMA CITY—Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) recognizes World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) along with many others around the globe.

The date of WDSD, March 21, is as unique as those living with Down syndrome: it signifies the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.Down syndrome facts

DRTC, in conjunction with the National Down Syndrome Congress, is promoting “Random Acts of Kindness” in recognition of WDSD.  No act is too small– from babysitting for free, to doing odd jobs for an elderly person, to picking up litter in your neighborhood or park, your act of kindness will go a long way.

This year, Down Syndrome International (DSi) is focusing on the role of families and how they can help people with Down syndrome have full and equal rights.

DRTC embraces this message by providing training and employment opportunities for those not only with Down syndrome, but also for people with other developmental disabilities as well.

Dale Rogers Training Center has several programs benefiting people with disabilities, including:

  • Vocational Training
  • Mobile Workforce
  • Supported Employment

Individuals of DRTC “earn their own way” by working either at our campus at NW 23rd and Utah Ave. in Oklahoma City, or at our various work site locations throughout the state. The agency is largely self-sufficient—generating 83% of its revenue. Last year, combined DRTC crews earned more than $5 million in wages.

Dale Rogers Training Center

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC) is the oldest and largest community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs more than 1,100 people with disabilities per year. For more information about DRTC, go to our website, http://drtc.org.

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