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12/8/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING


STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL​

The State Rehabilitation Council will meet at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.  To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Betsy Simoneaux, SRC Coordinator, at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35336.  If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Simoneaux at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


12/1/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Council will meet at 12:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison. 

The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Allison Lowther, TBI/SCI Trust Fund Coordinator, at alowther@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35297. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Lowther at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


11/21/2017 | Notice of Public Meeting

​Statewide Independent Living Council Quarterly Meeting

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the MDRS State Office Building, 1281 Highway 51N., Madison, MS 39110.
 
The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith, Interim Chairperson, at lifeofms@aol.com or 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Smith at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


9/8/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL

The State Rehabilitation Council will meet at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.  To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Betsy Simoneaux, SRC Coordinator, at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35336.  If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Simoneaux at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


9/1/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Council will meet at 12:00 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison. 

The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Allison Lowther, TBI/SCI Trust Fund Coordinator, at alowther@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35297. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Lowther at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


8/17/2017 | Adaptive Ski Clinic

Tupelo - Boarshead Lake - Elvis Presley State Park

Life changes after a disability…you have to learn a new way to do the things you used to.  MDRS is here to help by supporting groups with innovative ideas that help individuals with disabilities adapt to their new normal.  With funding awarded  through MDRS’  Office of Special Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund, the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Adaptive Ski Clinic helps individuals with disabilities to experience and enjoy the thrill of water sports by using the latest in adaptive equipment.

NMMC Rehabilitation Services sponsors free Adaptive Water Ski Clinics each summer at Elvis Presley State Park. Individuals who are at least one year post-spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, or who have other physical limitations, are eligible.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the NMMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

8/15/2017 | Notice of Public Meeting

​Statewide Independent Living Council Quarterly Meeting

 
The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the MDRS State Office Building, 1281 Highway 51N., Madison, MS 39110.
 
The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith, Interim Chairperson, at lifeofms@aol.com or 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Smith at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


7/19/2017 | Adaptive Ski Clinic

Tupelo - Boarshead Lake - Elvis Presley State Park

Life changes after a disability…you have to learn a new way to do the things you used to.  MDRS is here to help by supporting groups with innovative ideas that help individuals with disabilities adapt to their new normal.  With funding awarded  through MDRS’  Office of Special Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund, the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Adaptive Ski Clinic helps individuals with disabilities to experience and enjoy the thrill of water sports by using the latest in adaptive equipment.

NMMC Rehabilitation Services sponsors free Adaptive Water Ski Clinics each summer at Elvis Presley State Park. Individuals who are at least one year post-spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, or who have other physical limitations, are eligible.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the NMMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

6/13/2017 | Adaptive Ski Clinic

​Tupelo - Boarshead Lake - Elvis Presley State Park

Life changes after a disability…you have to learn a new way to do the things you used to.  MDRS is here to help by supporting groups with innovative ideas that help individuals with disabilities adapt to their new normal.  With funding awarded  through MDRS’  Office of Special Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund, the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Adaptive Ski Clinic helps individuals with disabilities to experience and enjoy the thrill of water sports by using the latest in adaptive equipment.

NMMC Rehabilitation Services sponsors free Adaptive Water Ski Clinics each summer at Elvis Presley State Park. Individuals who are at least one year post-spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, or who have other physical limitations, are eligible.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the NMMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).


6/9/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL

The State Rehabilitation Council will meet at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.  To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Betsy Simoneaux, SRC Coordinator, at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35336.  If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Simoneaux at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


6/2/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Council will meet at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison. 

The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Allison Lowther, TBI/SCI Trust Fund Coordinator, at alowther@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35297. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Lowther at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


5/20/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Board will meet at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Beasley Office located at 13895 Beasley Road in Jackson.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.  To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Ben Wagenknecht, ODHH Director, at bwagenknecht@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-601-898-7052.  If special accommodations are needed, please notify Mr. Wagenknecht at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


5/16/2017 | Notice of Public Meeting

​Statewide Independent Living Council Quarterly Meeting

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the MDRS State Office Building, 1281 Highway 51N., Madison, MS 39110.
 
The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith, Interim Chairperson, at lifeofms@aol.com or 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Smith at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

4/24/2017 | Offices Closed: Confederate Memorial Day

​The Legislature has designated the last Monday of April as the day for the observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, April 24, 2017 to celebrate this holiday.


3/29/2017 | 4th EmployAbility Job Fair

​The Fourth Annual EmployAbility Job Fair will be held Thursday, March 29, 2017, 9am-1pm, at the Jackson Medical Mall, Thad Cochran Center, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office and our office (Offices of Vocational Rehabilitation and Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind).

 

Click for registration >

 

3/24/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL

The State Rehabilitation Council will meet at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison.

The public is invited to attend and make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Betsy Simoneaux, SRC Coordinator at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35336. If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Simoneaux at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


3/10/2017 | Ms. Wheelchair Mississippi Pageant

​The Ms. Wheelchair MS Pageant is an annual event, which gives ladies who use wheelchairs an opportunity to make new friends, gain confidence, enhance public speaking skills, and advocate for disability issues. The winner gets to represent the Magnolia State at Ms. Wheelchair America August 14-20, 2017 in Erie, Pennsylvania! The 2017 contestants are Rebecca Grace Sentell, Rochelle Ledbetter Wilks, Uniqua L. Atkinson, and Pamela Phillips. Our very own Ms. Wheelchair MS, LisaAnn Redd, from Vicksburg, MS is speaking. Laura Lee Lewis, Miss Mississippi, is going to sing, Senator Sally Dotty is the Keynote Speaker, and several Ballet Magnificat dancers are dancing. Are you ready to RISE? We look forward to seeing you at 7 pm at the Madison Central High School Auditorium to witness the crowning of Mississippi's next "roll' model! Doors open at 6:30 pm.


3/3/2017 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The Mississippi Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Council will meet at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison. 

The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Allison Lowther, TBI/SCI Trust Fund Coordinator, at alowther@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35297. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Lowther at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


2/23/2017 | Notice of Public Meeting

​Statewide Independent Living Council Quarterly Meeting

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23,2017 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the MDRS State Office Building, 1281 Highway 51N., Madison, MS 39110.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith, Interim Chairperson, at lifeofms@aol.com or 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Smith at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


2/21/2017 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Board of Rehabilitation Services
 
The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services State Office Complex located at 1281 Highway 51 North in Madison.
 

The public is invited to attend and make comments.  To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Kelly Angulo, MDRS Executive Assistant, at kangulo@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35203.  If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Angulo at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


2/20/2017 | Offices Closed: George Washington's Birthday

​The Legislature has designated the third Monday of February as the day for the observance of the birthday of George Washington.

 

Therefore, at the discretion of the Exective Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 to celebrate this holiday.


1/16/2017 | Offices Closed: Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Day

​The Legislature has designated the third Monday in January as the day for the observance of Robert E. Lee/Martin Luther King Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 to celebrate this holiday.


1/1/2017 | Offices Closed: New Years Day

​​​The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in observance of NEW YEAR'S DAY.


12/25/2016 | Offices Closed: Christmas

​​The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in observance of CHRISTMAS DAY.


12/2/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Council Meeting

The TBI SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 12:00 noon on December 2, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​

 


12/2/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Rehabiliation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00 AM on December 2, 2016. The public is invited to attend and make comments.

 
Time, location and date of meetings are subject to change. Please confirm dates by checking MDRS website notice prior to meeting dates or contact SRC Coordinator, Betsy Simoneaux at 601-853-5336 or email her at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov


11/24/2016 | Offices Closed: Thanksgiving

​​The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Thursday, November 24, 2016, in observance of THANKSGIVING DAY.


11/22/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in the Executive Board Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.​


11/15/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

​Statewide Independent Living Council

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Building (MDRS) at 1281 Hwy. 51, N, Madison, MS 39110. The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith at lifeofms@aol.com or by phoning 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact MS. Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


11/11/2016 | Offices Closed: Veteran's Day

​The Legislature has designated the eleventh day of November as the day for the observance of Veteran's Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.


11/8/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Board of Rehabilitation Services

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00am on November 8, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​


10/24/2016 | Disability Awareness Conference

​​Save the Date!

Disability Awareness Conference

Jackson Marriott
200 East Amite Street
Jackson, MS 39201


October 24-25, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Click here for Exhibitor Registration Form


10/12/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The State Rehabilitation Council Meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Mill Conference Center located at 600 Russell Street in Starkville, MS.

The public is invited to attend and make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Betsy Simoneaux, SRC Coordinator, at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or 1-800-443-1000, ext. 35336. If special accommodations are needed, please notify Ms. Simoneaux at least 5 days prior to the meeting. 


9/24/2016 | Bridging the Gap

​The 10th annual fundraising event sponsored by LIFE of Mississippi - benefitting Mississippians with disabilities will be held Saturday, September 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

For more information, click here.

 


9/17/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

​ODHH Advisory Board

The ODHH Advisory Board meeting will be held at the AbilityWorks building located Jackson at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.


9/5/2016 | Offices Closed: Labor Day

​​The legislature has designated the first Monday in September as the day for the observance of LABOR DAY.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.


9/2/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Council Meeting

The TBI SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 12:00 noon on September 2, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​

 


8/26/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Statewide Independent Living Council​

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016  beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Building (MDRS) at 1281 Hwy. 51, N, Madison, MS 39110. The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Augusta Smith at lifeofms@aol.com or by phoning 601-969-4009. If special accommodations are needed, please contact MS. Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  


8/16/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Board of Rehabilitation Services

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00am on August 16, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​

 


7/4/2016 | Offices Closed: Independence Day

​The Legislature has designated the first Monday of July as the day for the observance of Independence Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.


6/20/2016 | Bike Helmet Give-A-Way

​MDRS is hosting a helmet giveaway at its Madison location, 1281 Highway 51 North, on June 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Parents, bring your children (ages 3-12) and have them fitted by specialists with the MDRS Office of Special Disability Programs, Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund for a FREE HELMET.

Parents who bring their children to the helmet giveaway can register to win one of two bikes being given away courtesy of a private donor.  

A third bike, a 20” girls Huffy, will be given away to eligible contestants who like and share our MDRS facebook page/post.


6/10/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

​State Rehabilitation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00 AM on June 10, 2016. The public is invited to attend and make comments.

Time, location and date of meetings are subject to change. Please confirm dates by checking MDRS website notice prior to meeting dates or contact SRC Coordinator, Betsy Simoneaux at 601-853-5336 or email her at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov


6/3/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Council Meeting

The TBI SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 12:00 noon on June 3, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​

 


5/30/2016 | Offices Closed: Memorial Day/ Jefferson Davis' Birthday

​The Legislature has designated the last Monday of May for the observance of National Memorial Day/ Jefferson Davis’ Birthday

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.

 


5/17/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Statewide Independent Living Council​

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Building (MDRS) at 1281 Hwy. 51, N, Madison, MS 39110.The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Jan Cloud at canehunter@cableone.net or by phoning 228-392-5496. If special accommodations are needed, please contact MS. Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


5/10/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Board of Rehabilitation Services

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00am on May 10, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​

 


4/25/2016 | Offices Closed: Confederate Memorial Holiday

​The Legislature has designated the last Monday of April as the day for the observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, April 25, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.


3/31/2016 | 3rd Annual EmployAbility Job Fair

The Third Annual EmployAbility Job Fair  will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016, 10am-3pm, at the Jackson Medical Mall, Thad Cochran Center, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office and our office (Offices of Vocational Rehabilitation and Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind). 


3/12/2016 | Ms. Wheelchair Mississippi Pageant

​​Applications for the 2016 Ms. Wheelchair Mississippi Pageant are now being accepted.  The pageant will be held March 12 at the Madison Central High School Auditorium.  The pageant is not a beauty competition.   Pageant organizers say the ideal candidate will be the best communicator and advocate for individuals affected by disability.  Contestants must be 21 and older,  and must be full-time wheelchair users in their community.  

Click here for registration form.


3/5/2016 | ATV Safety Day

​Kids ATV Safety Day is March 5, 2016 in Vancleave, MS.
Click here to view the flyer.

3/4/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

State Rehabiliation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 10:00 AM on March 4, 2016. The public is invited to attend and make comments.
 
Time, location and date of meetings are subject to change. Please confirm dates by checking MDRS website notice prior to meeting dates or contact SRC Coordinator, Betsy Simoneaux at 601-853-5336 or email her at bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov

 

 


3/4/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Council Meeting

The TBI SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council meeting will be held at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison at 12:00 noon on March 4, 2016 in the Executive Board Room.

The public is invited to attend and to make comments.​


2/16/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Building (MDRS) at 1281 Hwy. 51, N, Madison, MS 39110.The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Jan Cloud at canehunter@cableone.net or by phoning 228-392-5496. If special accommodations are needed, please contact MS. Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

 


2/15/2016 | Offices Closed: George Washington's Birthday

The Legislature has designated the third Monday of February as the day for the observance of the birthday of George Washington.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 to celebrate this holiday.


2/9/2016 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will  meet 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in the Executive Board Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.


1/18/2016 | Offices Closed: Robert E. Lee and MLK Day

​The Legislature has designated the third Monday in January as the day for the observance of Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 to celebrate this holiday


1/1/2016 | Offices Closed: New Years Day

The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Friday, January 1, 2016, in observance of NEW YEAR’S DAY.

 


12/25/2015 | Offices Closed: Christmas

The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Friday, December 25, 2015, in observance of CHRISTMAS DAY


12/4/2015 | SRC Meeting


Addie McBryde Center
Ground Floor Conference Room
2550 Peachtree St.
Jackson, MS 39296

The meeting will start at 10:00 am on Friday, December 4th, 2015.

For any questions, contact Betsy Simoneaux at 601-853-5336

 


12/4/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

The Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Council meeting will be held at 12:00 PM at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison.​ The public is invited to attend and to make comments.

For more information, please contact Allison Lowther - 800.443.1000


11/26/2015 | Offices Closed: Thanksgiving

The Governor has declared the closing of all offices in the State of Mississippi on Thursday, November 26, 2015, in observance of THANKSGIVING DAY.


11/24/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2015 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) Building at 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS 39110. The public is invited to attend and to make comments.


To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Jan Cloud at canehunter@cableone.net or 228-392-5496. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


11/17/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The State Board of Rehabilitation Services meeting will be held at 10:00 AM at the MS Department of Rehabilitation Services building located in Madison. The public is invited to attend and to make comments.

For more information, contact Hannah Griffin - 800.443.1000


11/11/2015 | Offices Closed: Veteran's Day

The Legislature has designated the eleventh day of November as the day for the observance of Veteran's Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 to celebrate this holiday.​


10/9/2015 | disABILITY Awareness Fair

​Save the Date!

DisABILITY Awareness Fair
Jackson Medical Mall - Thad Cochran Center350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213


October 9, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


10/5/2015 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The State Rehabilitation Council quarterly meeting will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the Azalea Room D at the Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39530. The public is invited to attend and to make comments. This meeting will provide an opportunity for interested citizens, especially those with disabilities, to review and comment on issues pertinent to the Vocational Rehabilitation and Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind programs of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

All comments for the council's meeting should be received during the meeting or submitted in writing and sent to bsimoneaux@mdrs.ms.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 1698, Jackson, MS 39215-1698. All comments will be noted and recorded.

For further information regarding the State Rehabilitation Council, call 1-800-443-1000 ext. 5332.


9/24/2015 | Project START Open House

MDRS Madison State Office - Loan Library and Demonstration Center - 1st Floor

Equipment will be on display to allow you a "hands on" experience with some of the latest technology. Moreinformation will be forthcoming, so please save the date and plan to join us.

10:00am - 3:00pm


9/7/2015 | Offices Closed: Labor Day

​The legislature has designated the first Monday in September as the day for the observance of LABOR DAY.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 to celebrate this holiday.


9/4/2015 | SRC Meeting

​SRC Meeting
Madison Office Complex
3rd Floor Conference Room - 10:00 AM


8/14/2015 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING - CANCELLED

The public hearing of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) seeking public comment on the state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan scheduled for Friday, August 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the Clyde Muse Center has been cancelled.  Details of the rescheduled meeting will be posted to http://swib.ms.gov/ once they are finalized.

 


8/11/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet for a Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015, in the Executive Conference Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.​


8/7/2015 | VR/VRB State Plan Hearing

MDRS will conduct a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison Central Office located at 1281 Highway 51 North, Madison, MS.​


7/23/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet for a special telephonic meeting at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 in the Executive Conference Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.


7/4/2015 | Offices Closed: Independence Day

​The Legislature has designated the fourth day of July as the day for the observance of Independence Day/ July 4th.



6/5/2015 | SRC Meeting

​SRC Meeting
Madison Office Complex
3rd Floor Conference Room - 1:00 PM

State Plan Hearing will be held at 10:00 AM


5/25/2015 | Offices Closed: Memorial Day/Jefferson Davis' Birthday

​The Legislature has designated the last Monday in May as the day for the observance of NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY/Jefferson Davis' Birthday.


Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015 to celebrate this holiday.


5/12/2015 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

​The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in the Executive Conference Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.


4/27/2015 | Offices Closed: Confederate Memorial Day

The Legislature has designated the last Monday of April as the day for the observance of Confederate Memorial Day.

Therefore, at the discretion of the Executive Director, all offices will be closed on Monday, April 27, 2015 to celebrate this holiday.

3/6/2015 | SRC Meeting

​SRC Meeting
Madison Office Complex
3rd Floor Conference Room - 10:00 AM


3/4/2015 | 2nd Annual EmployAbility JOB Fair

​The 2nd Annual EmployAbility JOB Fair, promoting the hiring of Mississippians with disabilities, will be held at the MS Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, MS on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 10 am to 3:00 pm. 

For more information or to Register, Click Here


2/19/2015 | Independent Living Council Meeting


2/16/2015 | Offices Closed: George Washington's Birthday

The Legislature has designated the third Monday of February as the day for the observance of the birthday of GEORGE WASHINGTON.

Therefore, at my discretion, all offices will be closed on
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
to celebrate this holiday.


2/10/2015 | Notice of Public Meeting

​The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, in the Executive Conference Room of the MDRS Building.

1281 Hwy. 51 North
Madison, MS


1/1/2015 | The building will be closed.


12/5/2014 | TBI/SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council Meeting


11/27/2014 | Offices Closed: Thanksgiving


11/20/2014 | Independent Living Council Meeting


11/11/2014 | Offices Closed: Veterans Day


11/7/2014 | State Rehabilitation Council Meeting

State Rehabilitation Council Meeting


11/3/2014 | Birdies for Charity


10/25/2014 | LIFE of Mississippi's 7th Annual Bridging the Gap


10/15/2014 | White Cane Safety Day

Gov. Bryant proclaims Oct. 15 as “White Cane Safety Day”


Who:              Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

What:             White Cane Safety Awareness Day Celebration   

Where:           Jackson Medical Mall

350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue

Jackson, Mississippi 39213

When:            Wednesday, October 15, 2014


9/14/2014 | Art of LIFE Festival


9/5/2014 | Meeting

The next SRC meeting will be held on Friday September 5,2014 at 10:00AM in the 3rd Floor Conference Room with lunch immediately following.


8/21/2014 | Independent Living Council Meeting


8/12/2014 | NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The State Board of Rehabilitation Services will meet at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Executive Board Room of the MDRS Building, 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS. 


6/6/2014 | State Rehabilitation Council Meeting

Notice of Public Hearing

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS)

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (OVRB)

Click here for details


6/6/2014 | TBI/SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council Meeting


3/7/2014 | TBI/SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting for the TBI/SCI Trust Fund Advisory Council will be held Friday, March 7, 2014.  The meeting will be held at the Gluckstadt office at 12:00 noon.​


3/7/2014 | SRC Meeting

The next meeting for the SRC will be held March 7, 2014 at Beasley Rd, AbilityWorks, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
Lunch will begin at 12:00 with the meeting starting at 1:00 p.m.​


2/27/2014 | MDRS Board Meeting

Due to inclement weather conditions, the State Board of Rehabilitation Services quarterly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 was postponed. The meeting is now scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 in the Executive Conference Room of the MDRS Building, which is located at 1281 Hwy. 51 North, Madison, MS.

2/13/2014 | Independent Living Council Meeting

​The Mississippi Statewide Independent Living Council quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 beginning at 12:00 PM located at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Building (MDRS) at 1281 Hwy. 51, N, Madison, MS 39110.The public is invited to attend and to make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Jan Cloud at canehunter@cableone.net or by phoning 228-392-5496. If special accommodations are needed, please contact MS. Jan Cloud at least 5 days prior to the meeting.


11/28/2013 | Offices Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday


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