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667 US-51 Suite C
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp
A camping experience for children and adults with significant disabilities.

50 Fieldstone
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
(601) 859-5290

ARC of Mississippi

The ARC provides BTY grants to help provide services in-home for children with disabilities. They have an educational specialist on staff who refers families to the appropriate resources.
704 North President Street

Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 355-0220

Camp Bratton Green 

Camp Bratton Green offers Special Sessions including Camp Able, a ministry of Gray Center. Sessions include camp offerings for campers ages 10+ with Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

1530 Way Road
Canton, MS
(601) 859-1556

The Children’s Center for Communication & Development – USM

Provides complete evaluations and therapies in all disciplines for children from birth to five years of age, all at no cost to parents.

The University of Southern Mississippi
Children’s Center for Communication and Development
J.B. George Building 109
118 College Drive, #5092
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-5222

Clinton, MS Parks & Recreation


The ABILITIES Programs includes a variety of sports, events and activities scheduled throughout the year for individuals ages 6+ with disabilities. Includes: TOPSoccer, Tennis, Challenger League Baseball, Basketball and Bowling
300 Jefferson Street
Clinton, MS 39060
(601) 924-6387

Junior Auxiliary of McComb
Camp Sunshine
Junior Auxiliary of McComb is a non-profit organization that strives to help individuals with special needs enjoy a camp experience.

Betsy Murrell, Director


High Hopes Farms

The therapeutic horseback riding program at High Hopes Farms in Madison, MS is a PATH  (Professional Horsemanship International) instructor member facility that serves clients with disabilities.

196 W. Sowell Road
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 859-5031

Hope Hollow

Hope Hollow works to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing fun, meaningful camps and programs in a Christian based environment filled with love, adventure, compassion, and fellowship.

910A Catlett Road
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-5290

Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends works together with local churches and organizations, forming outreach programs throughout the community and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face daily challenges of life with a disability.

(601) 594-0148

Little Lighthouse

The Little Light House is a tuition-free Developmental Center that has been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children with special needs.

P.O. Box 13662
Jackson, MS 39236
(601) 956-6131

Ridgeland, MS Parks & Recreation Special Needs Programs

304 Highway 51,
Ridgeland MS 39157
(601) 853-2011 


HOOPS Basketball is a program designed for children with special needs. Games are held in January and February utilizing volunteer coaches and assistants.

  • TOPSoccer

This spring and fall soccer program is offered to children ages 5 and up who are mentally and/or physically challenged. Registration occurs in the summer and winter.

Cameron Arcemont
c/o SMCSO TOPSoccer Program
PO Box 767
Madison, MS 39130

  • TOPSoccer Jamboree

TOPSoccer Jamboree is designed for boys and girls ages 5-18 with special needs. This event provides a day of fun while teaching basic soccer skills.

  • Challenger League Baseball

Challenger League is a baseball/softball program adapted for physically/mentally challenged youth.

Magnolia Speech School

733 Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS 39209
(601) 922-5530

Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

The MSCCD is a coalition of organizations and individuals who have joined to advocate for and promote the full and equal participation of all Mississippians with disabilities in all aspects of life.

2 Old River Place, Suite M
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 969-0601

Mississippi Department of Education

Office of Special Education
359 Northwest Street
Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 359-3498

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center

Provides information, resources, support and training that allows you to help your child meet his or her educational goals. It also includes resources for what he or she needs to lead a productive and independent adult life.

2 Old River Place, Suite M
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 969-0601

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.

Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 9736
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-1028

Project Start

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

P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
(601) 853-5249


RideABILITY is a NARHA member therapeutic riding center that proudly serves the Jackson, MS metro area. They offer classes that help build confidence, balance, strength and coordination while students learn to ride horses.

P.O. Box 5061
Brandon, MS 39047
(601) 750-6735

Special Olympics of Mississippi

Offers a variety of sports opportunities for individuals with special needs.

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

University of Alabama Intellectual Disabilities Participation Registry

The purpose of the Intellectual Disabilities Participant Registry is to engage with families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities interested in participating in psychological research studies. The studies that they work with address topics such as memory, language, and learning. Families can help researchers better understand intellectual disability and how to meet its challenges by enrolling in the participant registry.

Box 870348
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-4253

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