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Thank you for visiting the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services website. We are a state agency that provides resources to help Mississippians with disabilities find new careers, live more independently, overcome obstacles, and face new challenges.

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Public Information

Public Information

Quarterly Statewide Independent Living Council Meeting

The Quarterly Statewide Independent Living Council Meeting will be held Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at 12:00pm at the Choctaw Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia, MS.   The public is invited to join and make comments. To address the Council for public comment, person(s) should make arrangements in advance by contacting Mike Duke at mike.duke@mpbonline.org or by phoning 601-853-5272. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Mike Duke at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

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Quarterly State Rehabilitation Council Meeting

The Quarterly State Rehabilitation Council Meeting will be held Friday, March 15, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mississippi EMERGE Center, 310 N. Cleveland Ave, Long Beach, MS  39560.

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 LaVonda Hart, VR Director at lhart@mdrs.ms.gov or by phoning (601) 853-5270 at least two weeks in advance of the meeting so the agenda may reflect a period of discussion of these comments. The period for public comments will be limited to five (5) minutes per person. You may also notify us in writing at MDRS, SRC; P. O. Box 1698; Jackson, MS 39215.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact LaVonda Hart, 5 days prior to the meeting. More information, including site location, to come.

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Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals

The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS), Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury (TBI/SCI) Trust Fund Program, invites nonprofit (public and private) and for-profit organizations to submit proposals for programs to provide Transitional Living Services, Prevention and/or Educational Services, and/or Recreational Services to individuals who have severe disabilities from spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries by Thursday, March 21, 2024. Detailed specifications may be obtained below or by contacting Laura Jones at 601-853-5250, ljones@mdrs.ms.gov, or at PO Box 1698, Jackson, MS 39215-1698.

Transitional Living Services
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Prevention and/or Educational Services
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Recreational Services
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Notice of Intent to Award for RFQ #3150005302

Notice of Intent to Award for RFQ #3150005302

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Notice of Intent to Award for RFP #3120002760

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Notice of Contract Award for RFP #3120002760
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MDRS Events

  • Mar
    7
    Employer Spotlight Meet and Greet
  • Mar
    7
    Quarterly Statewide Independent Living Council Meeting
  • Mar
    15
    Quarterly State Rehabilitation Council Meeting

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Success Stories

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    Shawn's Story

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    Changing Courses - David Hale

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    After the Storm - Clint Vanderford

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    Whole New Level - Pauline Orr

    Perseverance is the essence of Pauline Orr---an award-winning web designer greatly respected by her colleagues as one who excels in the profession. This talented MDRS client is changing the way employers view Mississippians with disabilities as she takes web design to a whole new level.

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