Our Mission

The Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities (MSCDD) promotes a better quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Improvement in quality of life is accomplished through programs which promote self-advocacy and leadership, develop new approaches or eliminate barriers for services and supports, and increase access to resources through education and collaboration.


Our Purpose

The purpose of MSCDD is to engage in activities consistent with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PL 106-402) which contribute to a coordinated, consumer- and family-centered, consumer and family-directed, comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive, and be integrated and included in all facets of community life.


Our Vision

Mississippians with developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to be contributing members of their communities; to make real choices; to have confidence to strive; to have freedom to excel; to have supports to achieve individual goals; to influence policy; to determine services that affect their lives; and to recognize that they have the same rights, privileges, and power to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

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AAIDD - American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
APSE - Employment First, Employment For All!
NACDD - National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Administration for Community Living