Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI PARTNERSHIPS IN EMPLOYMENT

 

Mississippi Partnerships in Employment (MSPE) worked to build capacity across existing state systems for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for youth and young adults with DD/ID seeking competitive employment in integrated settings. The consortium worked collaboratively with various partners throughout the state to identify and promote policies that support competitive employment outcomes for youth and young adults with DD/ID seeking competitive employment in integrated settings by removing systemic barriers; identifying and implementing strategies and best practices that improve employment outcomes; and enhancing statewide collaboration that facilitates transition from secondary to post-secondary outcomes. Mississippi’s Partnership includes the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities, The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (Mississippi’s UCEDD), Disability Rights Mississippi, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education, Department of Mental Health Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Employment Security, disability organizations, and self-advocates.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Information:

Charles Hughes, Executive Director

Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities

239 North Lamar Street #1101

Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: (601) 359-6238

Email: charles.hughes@dmh.ms.gov

 

Dr. Jerry Alliston, Associate Director

The University of Southern Mississippi

Institute for Disability Studies

118 College Drive, #5163

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: (601) 266-5979 or Toll Free/TTY: (888) 671-0051

Email: jerry.alliston@usm.edu

 

Polly Tribble, Executive Director

Disability Rights Mississippi

5 Old River Place #101

Jackson, MS  39202

Phone: (601) 968-0600

Email: ptribble@drms.ms 

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