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USM Institute for Disability Studies

(601) 266-5163/ TTY: 1-(888) 671-0051

IDS has a variety of programs to assist individuals with disabilities and their families with priority areas such as housing, early intervention, inclusive child care, assistive technology, recreation, health, education, and family support.

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center (MSPTI)


Helps teach about rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), make informed decisions about your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), obtain appropriate services for your child; Serving the entire state, their Parent Advisors are located in 5 geographical regions, serving specific counties.

Mississippi ARC

Advocacy and resources for children with disabilities

Special Needs Soccer Association

Special needs soccer teams

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