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Mississippi State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on Dec 19, 2011
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
 
www.ms.gov
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Office of Innovative Support Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205-0771
(601) 359-3499
www.mde.k12.ms.us
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Office of Special Education Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205-0771
(601) 359-3498
www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
First Steps Early Intervention System Mississippi Department of Health P.O. Box 1700 570 E. Woodrow Wilson
Jackson   MS   39215-1700
(601) 576-7427
(800) 451-3903 (in MS)
danita.munday@msdh.state.ms.us
www.msdh.state.ms.us
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Division of Technical Assistance Office of Special Education Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39215-1698
(601) 853-5232
tstout@mdrs.state.ms.us
www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Mississippi Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Department of Rehabilitation Services P.O. Box 1698
Jackson   MS   39215-1698
(601) 853-5232
tstout@mdrs.state.ms.us
www.mdrs.state.ms.us
 
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services P.O. Box 1698
Jackson   MS   39215-1698
(601) 853-5100
(800) 443-1000
mgandy@mdrs.state.ms.us
 
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Office of Special Education Mississippi Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205
(601) 359-3491
marobinson@mde.k12.ms.us
www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/
Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
 
Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205-0771
(601) 359-3088
jsardin@mde.k12.ms.us
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us
State Mental Health Agency
 
Department of Mental Health 1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson   MS   39201
(601) 359-1288
ed.legrand@dmh.state.ms.us
www.dmh.state.ms.us
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Division of Children and Youth Services Department of Mental Health 1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson   MS   39201
(601) 359-1288
www.dmh.state.ms.us
Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
Mental Retardation Services Mississippi Department of Mental Health 1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson   MS   39201
(601) 359-1288
www.dmh.state.ms.us
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Council on Developmental Disabilities 1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 N. Lamar St.
Jackson   MS   39201
(601) 359-1270
www.cdd.ms.gov
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System 5305 Executive Place Jackson, MS 39206
Jackson   MS   39206
(601) 981-8207
(800) 772-4057
info@mspas.com
www.mspas.com
Client Assistance Program
 
Client Assistance Program Mississippi Society for Disabilities 500 G.E. Woodrow Wilson Drive P.O. Box 4958
Jackson   MS   39396-4958
pposey8803@aol.com
www.mississippicap.com
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Children’s Medical Program Mississippi State Department of Health P.O. Box 1700
Jackson   MS   39215-1700
(601) 987-3965
(800) 844-0898 (National/WATS)
lawrence.clark@msdh.state.ms.us
www.msdh.state.ms.us
State CHIP Program
 
(health care for low-income uninsured children) Mississippi Health Benefits Division of Medicaid 550 High Street, Suite 1000
Jackson   MS   39201
(877) 870-3110
www.medicaid.state.ms.us
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired or Deaf-Blind
 
Mississippi Deaf-Blind Project The University of Southern Mississippi Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education 118 College Drive #5115
Hattiesburg   MS   39406-0001
(601) 266-5048
(800) 264-5135
toni.hollingsworth@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/msdb
 
Mississippi School for the Blind 1252 Eastover Drive
Jackson   MS   39211
(601) 984-8200
rpridgen@mde.state.ms.us
www2.mde.k12.ms.us/msb
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services P.O. Box 1698
Jackson   MS   39215-1698
(601) 853-5310 (V/TTY)
(800) 443-1000
 
 
dsmith@mdrs.state.ms.us
www.mdrs.state.ms.us
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
(800) 582-2233 (V/TTY); 711 (TTY)
(800) 229-5746 (Speech to Speech-English)
(866) 260-9470 (Speech to Speech-Spanish)
 
State Education Agency Rural Representative
 
Office of Special Education Department of Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205-0771
(601) 359-3498
www.mde.k12.ms.us/special_education/
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University 1419 Mayson Street
Atlanta   GA   30324
(404) 541-9001
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
sedbtacproject@law.syr.edu
www.sedbtac.org
 
Toy Library and Technology Learning Center University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus 730 E. Beach Boulevard
Long Beach   MS   95650
(228) 214-3223
sara.jackson@usm.edu
www.usm.edu/tlc
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
The Institute for Disability Studies University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive, #5163
Hattiesburg   MS   39406-0001
(601) 266-5163
(888) 671-0051 (V/TTY)
jane.siders@usm.edu
www.ids.usm.edu
Technology-Related Assistance
 
Mississippi Project Start P.O. Box 1698
Jackson   MS   39215
(601) 987-4872 (V/TTY)
(800) 852-8328 (V/TTY in MS)
dyoung@mdrs.state.ms.us
www.msprojectstart.org
State Mediation System
 
Mississippi Department of Education Office of Special Education P.O. Box 771
Jackson   MS   39205
(601) 359-3491
jbounds@mde.k12.ms.us
www.mde.k12.ms.us
Special Format Library
 
Mississippi Library Commission Blind and Physically Handicapped Library Services 3881 Eastwood Drive
Jackson   MS   39211-6473
(601) 432-4116
(800) 446-0892
lbph@mlc.lib.ms.us
rahye@mlc.lib.ms.us
www.mlc.lib.ms.us/bphls/
Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover   MD   20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
www.chadd.org
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
www.add.org
Autism
 
To identify an autism group in your state, contact: Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda   MD   20814
(301) 657-0881
(800) 3-AUTISM
www.autism-society.org
 
TEAAM (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi) P.O. Box 579
Magee   MS   39111
(601) 849-2695
brigette@yeagergroup.com
bridgette@yeagergroup.com
www.teaam.org
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Mississippi P.O. Box 55912
Jaqkcon   MS   39296
(601) 981-1021
(800) 444-6443
info@msbia.org
www.msbia.org
Cerebral Palsy
 
UCP of the Mid South 4189 Leroy Avenue
Memphis   TN   38108
(901) 761-4277
ucp@ucpmemphis.org
www.ucpmemphis.org
Down Syndrome
 
Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society (CMDSS) P.O. Box 2189
Brandon   MS   39043
(601) 397-3696
info@cmdss.org
www.cmdss.org
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi 2001 Airport Road, Suite 307
Jackson   MS   39232
(601) 936-5222
(800) 898-0291 (in MS)
bethmsepilepsy@bellsouth.net
 
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
The Arc of Mississippi 7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson   MS   39216
(601) 982-1180
(800) 717-1180
matt@arcms.org
www.arcms.org
Mental Health
 
Mental Health Association of Mississippi 4803 Harrison Circle
Gulfport   MS   39507
(228) 864-6274
mhagptms@aol.com
 
 
Mental Health Association of the Capital Area 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite 208
Jackson   MS   39206
(601) 956-2800
mhajxn@aol.com
 
 
NAMI Mississippi 411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401
Jackson   MS   39206
(601) 899-9058
namimiss1@aol.com
 
 
Mississippi Families As Allies for Children's Mental Health 5166 Keele Street, Building A
Jackson   MS   39206
(601) 981-1618
(800) 833-9671
tschweitzer@msfaacmh.org
info@msfaacmh.org
www.msfaacmh.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association P.O. Box 22664
Jackson   MS   39225-2664
(800) 664-6742
mshahelp@mshausa.org

www.mshausa.org

Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association of Mississippi P.O. Box 180594
Richland   MS   39218
(601) 420-0030
sbaofms@yahoo.com
 
Tourette Syndrome
 
Tourette Syndrome Association Mid-South Regional Office (Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia) 423 Summertrees Drive
Auburn   AL   36832
(334) 502-0055
tsamidsouth@bellsouth.net
http://tsa-usa.org/TSANatlLocal/Chapters/Midsouth.htm
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center 5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson   MS   39202
(601) 969-0601
(800) 721-7255
ccg@mscoalition.com
mspti@mscoalition.com

www.mscoalition.com

Community Parent Resource Center
 

(Serving Six EMPOWER Counties) EMPOWER Community Resource Center P.O. Box 1733 136 S. Poplar Street

Greenville   MS   38702-1733
(662) 332-4852
(800) 337-4852
empower@suddenlinkmail.com

www.msempower.org

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Mississippi Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. P.O. Box 1937
Jackson   MS   39215
(601) 352-7383
(800) 795-6123
ms_office@pta.org
www.mississippipta.org
Other Parent Organizations
 
SAFE KIDS Mississippi 1304 Vine Street
Jackson   MS   39202
(601) 360-0531
(877) 706-8741 (V/TTY)
mssafekids@bellsouth.net
www.mssafekids.com
 

Parents for Public Schools of Jackson 200 North Congress Street, Suite 500

Jackson   MS   39201
(601) 969-6015
(601) 969-6041 (fax)
dana.larkin@parents4publicschools.com
 
 
Parents United Together P.O. Box 2121
Madison   MS   39130
MOM424@aol.com
http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com
Other Disability Organizations
 
VSA arts of Mississippi 3310 N. State Street, Studio 1
Jackson   MS   39216
(601) 713-3311
jacvsa@bellsouth.net
 
Independent Living
 
To find out the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
To find out the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0334
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
ncil@ncil.org

www.ncil.org

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