MS Partnerships in Employment

Mississippi

“Mississippi Partnerships in Employment (MSPE) will build capacity across existing state systems for sustainable systems change to improve outcomes for youth and young adults with DD/ID seeking competitive employment in integrated settings. The consortium will develop and implement policies that support competitive employment outcomes for youth and young adults with DD/ID seeking competitive employment in integrated settings by removing systemic barriers; identifying and implementing strategies and best practices that improve employment outcomes; and enhancing statewide collaboration that facilitates transition from secondary to post-secondary outcomes. Mississippi’s Partnership includes the DD Council, the University of Southern Mississippi’s UCEDD, Disability Rights Mississippi, VR, Department of Education, the Department of Mental Health Bureau of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, the Department of Employment Security, and self-advocates”.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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