Resources By MS CDD Areas of Emphasis

Mississippi Community Resource Directory

Employment:

National: Office of Disability and Employment Policy, www.dol.gov/odep
What Can You Do Campaign, www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications
US Department of Labor, www.dol.gov
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities, www.opm.gov/disability/
Social Security Ticket to Work Program, www.yourtickettowork.com
Engaging Youth in Work Experiences:  An Innovative Strategies Practice Brief,
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/sites/default/files/PracticeBrief_2.pdf
2010-2011 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers Report 1:  Overview of Services, Trends, and Provider Characteristics, http://www.communityinclusion.org/pdf/RP52_web_F.pdf
Practices and Policies Related to Recruiting and Hiring Employees with Disabilities, http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Articles/Pages/disabilityemploymentpracticesvary.aspxCommunity Inclusion, http://directcourseonline.com/employmentservices/
State: Mississippi Employment Security Commission, www.mesc.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, www.mdrs.ms.gov
Mississippi Industries for the Blind, www.msblind.org
Goodwill Industries International, www.goodwill.org

Transportation:

National: American Public Transportation Association, www.apta.com
US Department of Transportation, www.dot.gov/accessibility
State: Mississippi Department of Transportation, www.gomdot.com
JATRAN, www.jacksonms.gov/jatran
Mississippi Planning Council, www.caremississippi.org
Hinds County Human Resource Agency, www.hchra.org
Mississippi 2-1-1, www.211ms.com
Aging and Disability Resource Center, www.adrc-tae.org

Housing:

National: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, www.hud.gov
Habitat for Humanity International, www.habitat.org
Mortgage and Loans, www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/
State: Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force,
www.c-c-d.org/rubriques.php?rub=taskforce.php&id_task=8

Quality Assurance:

National: The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, www.aaidd.org
The ARC of the United States, www.thearc.org
Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org
National Youth Leadership Network, www.nyln.org
Autism NOW, www.autismnow.org
State: The ARC of Mississippi, www.arcms.org
Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi, www.teaam.org
Disability Rights Mississippi, www.drms.ms

Formal/Informal Community Supports:

National: National Resource Center For Supports Decision-Making, www.supporteddecisionmaking.org
Aging and Disability Resource Center, www.adrc-tae.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.hhs.gov
Autism NOW, www.autismnow.org
State: Mississippi ADA Network, www.lifeofms.com
Disability Rights Mississippi, http://www.drms.ms
Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, www.adasoutheast.org
The ARC of Mississippi, www.arcms.org

Education and Early Intervention:

National: The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, http://www.dredf.org/
Center for Parent Information and Resources, www.parentcenterhub.org
Inclusion Research Institute, www.inclusionresearch.org
Parenting Handbook and Resources, http://phdinspecialeducation.com/special-needs-parenting-handbook/
State: Mississippi Department of Education, Special Education, www.mde.k12.ms.us/special-education/
The University of Southern Mississippi, Institute on Disability Studies, www.usm.edu/ids
T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, www.tkmartin.msstate.edu
Mississippi School for the Blind, www.msb.k12.ms.us
Mississippi School for the Deaf, www.msd.k12.ms.us
Mississippi Deaf-Blind Project, www.usm.edu/mississippi-deaf-blind
Mississippi Policies and Procedures Regarding Children with Disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004, www.mde.k12.ms.us/special-education/special-education-policies-and-procedures/
Procedural Safeguards Document, http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/special-education/special-education-for-parents
Mississippi Extended Curriculum Frameworks, www.sos.ms.gov/acproposed/00018867b.pdf
Mississippi Advisory Panel on Special Education, www.mde.k12.ms.us/special-education/special-education-advisory-panels

Recreation:

National: Rehabilitation Services Administration, www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
State: Special Olympics Mississippi, www.specialolympicsms.org
Horses for Handicapped, www.horsesforhandicappedms.com
Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi, www.teaam.org
The ARC of Mississippi, www.arcms.org
Metro Area Community Empowerment, www.macemississippi.org
Technology Learning Center, USM Gulf Park, www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/ids

Child Care:

National: Center for Parent Information and Resources, www.parentcenterhub.org
State: Early Years Network, MS State,
http://earlyyears.msucares.com

Health:

National: Medline Plus, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/directories.html
Needy Meds, http://www.needymeds.org/
Patient Advocate Foundation on Health Issues, http://www.patientadvocate.org/report.php
To Find Speech/Language Pathologist, http://www.asha.org/proserv/
Autism Network International, www.autreat.com
Autism Society of America, www.autism-society.org
US Government Benefits, www.Benefits.Gov
State: Mississippi Division of Medicaid, www.medicaid.ms.gov
Mississippi State Department of Health, www.msdh.state.ms.us
Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, www.mhap.org
Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi, www.teaam.org
Mississippi Council of the Blind, www.acb.org/mcb/
Mississippi Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, www.odhh.org
Mississippi Department of Mental Health, www.dmh.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Crisis Line, 1-877-210-8513
Children’s Medical Program Blake Clinic for Children, www.msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/41,0,163.html
NAMI Mississippi, www.namims.org
Tourette’s Syndrome Association (Mid South Regional Chapter),
www.tsa-usa.org
Mississippi Families as Allies for Children’s Mental Health, www.faams.org

Other Resources:

National: National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, www.nacdd.org
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, www.aaidd.org
National Disability Rights Network, www.ndrn.org
Association of University Centers on Disabilities, www.aucd.org
Administration on Developmental Disabilities, www.acf.hhs.gov
American Association of People with Disabilities, www.aapd.com
Access-Able Travel Resources, www.access-able.com
National Organization on Disability, www.nod.org
100 Community, Women, Health, Disability, Elder and Civil Rights National Organizations, http://www.socialworkdegree.net/social-justice-organizations
State: Mississippi Department of Mental Health, www.dmh.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Crisis Line, 1-877-210-8513
Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center, www.mspti.org
Mississippi Parent Involvement Resource Center, www.nationalpirc.org/directory/ms.html
Mississippi Project Start, www.msprojectstart.org
The Mississippi  Client Assistance Program,
www.msdisabilities.com/cap-program

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