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5) Annual Epilepsy Camp & Health Fairs To Educate
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LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

If you are interested in forming a new support group, call this office at 405-463-0673 for more information. We would love to visit with you about your ideas
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ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA

We are looking for someone to START a support group for Ardmore, Oklahoma. If you or if you know of an interested party, please contact our office at:
(405) 463-0673 or e-mail us at: jwalters@efa.org

 
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
Norman Support Group

Contact Persons:

Pat Sharp 405-527-9886
Jay Grahman 405-401-5305

Location:
Norman Regional Hospital
901 North Porter – Third Floor Conference Room
The third Thursday of each month at 7:00PM

 
OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA
 
Support group dates, we will be posting on our home page, facebook. newsletter, place & time. Can contact the office for further questions.

Next meeting will be in January 2017


Contact: Office (405) 463-0673
 
PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Ponca City Support Group

Medical Center Room B, 2nd Monday of each Month @ 7 pm.
First meeting will be held June 10, 2013

Contact Person:
Shirley Bracken
Phone: 580-765-0003

Please contact Shirley for more information regarding the Ponca City support group meeting.

SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA

Support group date, we will be posting on our home page, facebook. newsletter, place & time. Can contact the office for further questions.

Contact Person:
Becky Foster
Phone: 405-481-0063
Email: Click Here

Contact: Office (405) 463-0673

Please contact Becky for more information regarding the Shawnee support group meeting.
 
WEATHERFORD, OKLAHOMA
Weatherford Support Group

Contact Person:
Derick Mashaney
Phone: 580-399-8028
Email:Click Here

Location:
Weatherford Regional Hospital
3701 E. Main St. Weatherford

LAWTON
Lawton Support Group

Contact Person:
Sherry Krause
Phone: 580-695-4476

Location:
Comanche County Memorial Hospital Conference Room Maple 1
3401 W. Gore Blvd
Lawton, Ok

Lawton support group meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 5:30PM.

TULSA
Tulsa Support Group

Support Group Meeting December 10 at 2:00 pm at the Panera Bread at 71st and Garnett

2017 Spoort Group Dates:
2/11, 2:00 pm
3/18, 2:00 pm
4/15, 2:00 pm
5/13, 2:00 pm
6/17, 2:00 pm
7/19, 2:00 pm
8/12, 2:00 pm
9/16, 2:00 pm
10/14, 2:00 pm
11/11, 2:00 pm
12/9, 2:00 pm

Contact Person:
Paul Elliott
Phone: 480-321-5106

Alisa Craig Laughlin
Phone: 918-729-3018
Email: Click Here
Facebook: Click Here

Please contact Paul Elliott for more information about the Tulsa support group meeting

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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES / RESOURCES

OKLAHOMA CITY
COPTA
Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) serves Oklahoma City and Midwest City. For route information call (405) 235-RIDE.

Share-A-Fare:
If you are a person with disabilities and want information on lift-equipped transportation (Metro Lift) or subsidized tax program (Share-a- Fare) or the program to take people to shop (STEP), call Jackie Beason at 405-297-2583 and ask for an application and brochure describing the program, receive information on routes, fares and senior/disability discount passes at www.gometro.gov.

After Hours:
For information regarding after-hours services (7 pm to midnight on weekdays or 7am to 7pm on Sundays) contact MetroLink at (405) 688-6552 with reservations at least 24 hrs in advance, most fixed-route buses pass through the Transit Center at N.W. 4th Street and Hudson in downtown Oklahoma City, fares for fixed-route buses are $1.50 and no change is made on the bus and no transfers are provided.

Soonerride:
Non-emergency transportation to doctor’s appointments for applicants who are eligible for Sooner Care services, call 7am to 6pm, 877-404-4500, reserve 3 days in advance, trip authorization numbers are necessary for each trip, to inquire about rides which are more than 15 minutes late call 800-435-1034, if your medical appointment is cancelled notify Soonerride as much in advance as possible at 877-404-4500.

North Care Mental Health Center:
This is one community mental health center at 1140 N. Hudson in Oklahoma City which provides transportation to its own clients from their homes to day treatment, call (405) 272-0660.

Hope Community Services:
This is one community mental health center at 105 S.E. 45th in Oklahoma City which provides transportation to day treatment. Occasionally, case managers will provide transportation for their clients to see a psychiatrist, call (405) 634-4400.

  Red Rock Behavioral Health Services:
This is one community mental health facility which provides transportation for its clients to their day-treatment programs, call (405) 634-4400. The location is 4400 N. Lincoln, OKC.
NORMAN
Cleveland Area Rapid Transit is the bus company in Norman and it offers bus service within the city of Norman as well as express service between Norman and Oklahoma City several round trips per day. The main number is (405) 325-2278.

For the Cart Access program (lift-equipped van only within the city of Norman) call (405) 325-5438.

There is no subsidized taxi service in Norman. Use www.ridecart.com fares on a fixed-route bus are $.50 and transfers are available. Bus passes for certain periods of time are available for people with disabilities and people with low income.
EDMOND
CitylinkEdmond is the bus company in Edmond, for route information contact  www.citylinkedmond.com or call (405) 509-6370. Offers five fixed routes within the city of Edmond itself with express bus service to Oklahoma City several times per day. Bus rides are free to the public, all buses arrive and depart from the CityLink Transfer Center at Festival Market Place (one block West of Broadway on First Street with the exception of Route 4 Broncholink which is around the campus of University of Central Oklahoma, Citywide Access (CAP) is the paratransit program providing lift-equipped vans for eligible population curb to curb with no charge (call main number for application).