OKLAHOMA CITY— Ada residents, Glenn Hatter and Gladys Monroe, and former resident and teacher Stephanie Monroe were recently honored by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services with the department’s Einstein Award, for their innovative thinking and problem solving.

This year’s Einstein Award was given to a few agency employees who participated in a new program, “Brighter Futures in Transition” (BFIT), targeted to help visually impaired high school students learn job skills and transition from high school to post secondary activities.

The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides assistance to Oklahomans with disabilities through vocational rehabilitation, employment, independent living and residential and outreach education programs.

Those with visual disabilities are served by the Division of Visual Services.  That division can be reached by phoning (800) 845-8476.