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A Focused Brain offers a clinically proven drug free treatment for children and adults.

Catholic Charities Children’s Mental Health Services specializes in assessment and treatment of trauma, inpatient psychiatric hospital and home-based mental health services. Crisis Hotline open 24 hours.

Child Development Clinic/University of Mississippi Medical Center provides medical and psychological evaluation of ADHD, autism spectrum, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

Children’s Medical Program, Mississippi State Department of Health
CMP provides medical and surgical care to children with chronic or disabling conditions. This service is available to state residents up to 20 years of age who qualify based on family income, family size, and estimated cost of treatment. Conditions covered include spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, seizure disorders, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, hydrocephalus, orthopedic problems (other than from accidents), congenital heart problems requiring surgery, and intestinal or urinary defects requiring surgery.

Children’s Psychiatric Solutions provides child and adolescent mental health services.

Disability Rights Mississippi promotes, protects and advocates for the legal and human rights of all individuals with disabilities.

DORE is a medication-free, home-based program that is individualized reading and writing, attention and concentration, balance and coordination, and social skills.

Dubard School for Language Disorders serves individuals with communication disorders and reading disabilities, including dyslexia, through services including full-time enrollment, outclient therapy, after-school programs, evaluations, resource/referrals and professional training.

LIFE of Mississippi, Inc.
Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) is a center for independent living under Title VII, Part C of the Rehabilitation Act. A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with significant disabilities in Mississippi, LIFE has been in existence since October of 1993 and has provided core independent living services to more than 30,000 individuals with disabilities throughout the state.

Magnolia Speech School focuses on listening and spoken language for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or communications disordered.

Mississippi Children’s Home Services offers clinical services, school-based consultation, parent training, teacher training, and comprehensive psycho-educational, and behavioral assessments.

Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education assists local schools and districts in providing effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-20, who need special education and related services.

Mississippi Families as Allies for Children’s Mental Health provides support, advocacy, lobbying, and respite care.

Mississippi Head Start Association provides speech therapy and behavior therapy to enrolled children who qualify.

Mississippi School for the Blind provides home-based early intervention services for children under 3 years of age as well as day student and residential services for school-age children.



Cerebral Palsy Guide
provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Is a national nonprofit providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHA.

Disability Resources 
lists a wide variety or organizations, private and government.

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center 
ECAC is North Carolina’s Parent Center and is committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children. Established in 1983, ECAC offers a variety of projects and services designed to meet the needs of NC parents, families, students, educators, and other professionals.

Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities through a national network that provides families with tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

PACER Center 
PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
A bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Maternal and Child Health  Bureau was established as the Children's Bureau in 1912. In 1935, the U.S. Congress enacted Title V of the Social Security Act, which authorized the Maternal and Child Health Services programs and provided a foundation and structure for assuring the health of American mothers and children.

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, Chartbook 2009-2010
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) as: “...those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.” This survey, released in 2013, provides detailed information on the prevalence of CSHCN in the nation and in each state.