Mississippi Customized Employment Demonstration Project


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“Early in FFY 2013 MDRS entered into an agreement with the MS Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council) to join the Customized Employment Demonstration Project with The Arc of MS, MDRS and Sheltered Workshop Agencies. The Arc of MS manages the project. MDRS is also currently working with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) to design a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a statewide system of coordinated, cost efficient vocational/employment service for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities with minimal overlap of responsibility and maximum utilization of resources between MDRS and DMH.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Customized Employment
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging