Mississippi Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Mississipi Web Resources


 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL
Health 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Carolyn Black, State Director
Office of Special Education, Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
            (601) 359-3490      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Sue Beth Shurtleff, Coordinator
Office of Special Education, Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
            (601) 359-3498      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Roy Hart, Part H Coordinator
First Steps Early Intervention System
MS State Department of Health (MSDH)
P.O. Box 1700
2423 North State Street, Room 105A
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
            (601) 960-7622      ;             (800) 451-3903      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Jerry Sawyer, Director
MS Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
            (601) 853-5230      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Morris Murray, Coordinator
Special Vocational Services for the Handicapped
Office of Vocational and Technical Education
Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
            (601) 359-3465      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

A. Randall Hendrix, Executive Director
Department of Mental Health
1101 Robert E. Lee Bldg., 239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
            (601) 359-1288      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Brenda Scafidi, Director
Division of Children & Youth Services
Department of Mental Health
1101 Robert E. Lee Bldg., 239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
            (601) 359-1288      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Edwin LeGrand, Chief
Bureau of Mental Retardation
Department of Mental Health
1101 Robert E. Lee Bldg., 239 North Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
            (601) 359-1288      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Ed Butler, Director
DD Planning Council
1101 Robert E. Lee Bldg., 239 N. Lamar St.
Jackson, MS 39201
            (601) 359-1288      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Rebecca Floyd, Executive Director
MS P&A System
5330 Executive Place, Suite A
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 981-8207      ;             (800) 772-4057      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Presley Posey, Director
Client Assistance Program, Easter Seals Society
3226 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
            (601) 982-7051      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Mike Gallarno, Director
Children’s Medical Program, Department of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
            (601) 987-3965      ;             (800) 844-0898       (National/WATS)

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Dr. Michael J. Gandy, Director
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
            (601) 853-5100      

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Walter H. Moore
Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Mississippi
P.O. Box 55912
Jackson, MS 39296-5912
            (601) 981-1021      ;             (800) 641-6442      

Developmental Disabilities
Linda Bond, Executive Director
The Arc/MS Assn. for the Rights of Citizens with Dev. Dis.
3111 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
            (601) 362-4830      

Epilepsy
Kay Higginbotham, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi
4795 McWillie Drive, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 362-2761      ;             (800) 898-0291       (In MS)

Learning Disabilities
Linda Atwood, President
Learning Disabilities Association of MS
318 Catalpa Trail, SE
Bogue Chitto, MS 39629
            (800) 661-9074      

Mental Health
Lynn McNair
Mental Health Assn. of the Capital Area, Inc.
5135 Galaxie Drive, Suite 302D
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 982-4003      

Mary Ann Renz, President
Alliance for the Mentally Ill in MS
5135 Galaxie Drive, Suite 302
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 981-4491      ;             (800) 357-0388      

Tessie Schweitzer, Executive Director
Mississippi Families As Allies for Children’s Mental Health
5166 Keele Street, B-100
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 981-1618      ;             (800) 833-9671      

Mississippi Families As Allies, Inc.
for Children’s Mental Health
5166 Keele Street, Suite B-100
Jackson, MS 39206
            (601) 981-1618      

Speech and Hearing
MS Speech-Language-Hearing Association
3748 Highway, 468 West
Pearl, MS 39206-9020
            (601) 932-6796      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Presley Posey, Interim Executive Director
MS Easter Seal Society
3226 North State Street
P.O. Box 4958
Jackson, MS 39296-4958

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Jane Z. Siders, Director
MS University Affiliated Program
University of Southern Mississippi
P.O. Box 5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5163
            (601) 266-5163      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Stephen Power, Director
Mississippi Project Start
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
            (601) 853-5171       (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Aretha Lee, Director
Parent Partners
3111 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
            (601) 366-5707      ;             (800) 366-5707       (In MS)
E-mail: ptiofms@misnet.comAgnes Johnson
Project Empower
1427 S. Main, Suite 8
Greenville, MS 38701
            (601) 332-4852      
            (800) 337-4852      

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Paula Ivey, President
Mississippi Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1937
Jackson, MS 39215-1937
            (601) 352-7383      

 


Mississippi Web
 

Government
Mississppi State and Local GovernmentHealth 
Myers Foundation
Disability Information 
Mississippi Special Olympics
North Mississippi Regional Center
Safety 
Farmington Volunteer Fire Department
Central Lamar Volunteer Fire DepartmentDisaster Relief
Red Cross – West Delta Chapter
Homelessness and Housing 
Coahoma County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Jackson
Hattiesburg Area Habitat For Humanity

 


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