Additional Resources

The Arc of Mississippi

The Arc of Mississippi is a statewide organization focusing on the abilities, respect and choice of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Mississippi is affiliated with The Arc of the United States.

7 Lakeland Circle,
Suite 600
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 982-1180
(800) 717-1180

Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

CMDSS is a parent-driven non-profit organization that provides support services for parents of children with Down syndrome and promotes awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.

P.O. Box 2189
Brandon, MS 39043
(601) 397-DOWN (397-3696)

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Special Education
P. O. Box 771 – Central High School Building
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
(601) 359-349

Parent Partners

Parent Partners is a federally-funded parent training and information center offering workshops on Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and Individualized Education Program (IEP), as well as behavioral plans.

5 Old River Place,
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 354-3302
(800) 366-5707

Project Start

Project Start provides on a loan-basis appropriate technology-related services for Mississippians with disabilities.

P. O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215
(800) 852-8328

Special Olympics of Mississippi

15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 856-7748

MSU – T. K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability

The Mission of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability is to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to continually benefit from technological solutions and advances in the field of assistive technology.

T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 9736
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-102

University of Alabama – Birmingham Down Syndrome Clinic

UAB DS Clinic provides comprehensive health and developmental evaluations and recommendations for therapies for children with Down syndrome.

Children’s Hospital of Alabama

1600 7th Avenue
South Birmingham, AL
(205) 939-515

University of Southern Mississippi

The Institute for Disability Studies provides disability services to all segments of the disabled or disadvantaged population and their families.

The University of Southern Mississippi
Institute for Disability Studies
118 College Drive, # 5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5728

Willowood Developmental Center

Willowood provides a daycare setting where children with or without disabilities can learn in an inclusive environment with developmentally appropriate learning centers.

1635 Boling Street
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 366-0123