PREPARE Inclusion Resources

As of July 1, 2014 Project PREPARE is an Archived program of The Institute for Disability Studies however the mission of PREPARE continues under the management of the Early Years Network.  Please visit their site for continued support and information.

National Organizations

Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
202.966.7300
Fax: 202.966.2891

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
USA
847.434.4000
Fax: 847.434.8000

American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
800.374.2721
202.336.5500

The Arc of the United States
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.565.3842
800.433.5255
Fax: 301.565.3843 or 301.565.5342

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
856.439.9099
Fax: 856.439.0525

Attention Deficit Information Network
58 Prince Street
Needham, MA 02492
781.455.9895

Autism Society of America  (ASA)
7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
301.657.0881
800.3AUTISM (800.328.8476)

Autism Speaks
2 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212.252.8584
Fax: 212.252.8676

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
Office of Consumer, Family, and Public Information
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15-105
Rockville, MD 20857
301.443.2792

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
301.306.7070
Fax: 301.306.7090

Council for Exceptional Children
11920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
703.684.7710

Doug Flutie, Jr., Foundation for Autism, Inc.
P.O. Box 767
Framingham, MA 01701
866.3AUTISM (866.328.8476)

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4516 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
412.341.8077

Learning Disability Resources

MUMS: National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301
877.336.5333
920.336.5333

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1015
Arlington, VA 22203-3754
703.524.7600
800.950.NAMI

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS)
900 Second St NE
Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002
202.408.9514
Fax: 202.408.9520

National Autism Association
1330 W. Schatz Lane
Nixa, MO 65714
866.NAA.ORDERS (866.622.6733)

National Center for Learning Disabilities
99 Park Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212.687.7211

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
800.695.0285
Fax: 202.884.8441

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
866.415.8051
Fax: 301.443.4279

National Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
National Disability Rights Network
900 Second Street, NE, Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002
202.408.9514
Fax: 202-408-9520

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
8161 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55437
952.838.9000
Fax: 952.838.0199

Unlocking Autism
P.O. Box 208
Tyrone, GA 30290
866.366.3361

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
800.872.5327

Mississippi Agencies & Advocacy Organizations

The Arc of Mississippi
MS Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson, MS 39202
601.982.1180
800.717.1180

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
Mississippi Health Benefits
Division of Medicaid
Robert E. Lee Building, Suite 801
239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson MS 39201-1399
877.870.3110

Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39202
601.969.0601
800.721.7255

Department of Mental Health
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
239 N. Lamar St.
Jackson, MS 39201
601.359.1288

Division of Children and Youth Services
Department of Mental Health 
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601.359.1288

Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS)
1-800-772-4057

EMPOWER Community Parent Resource Center
Agnes Johnson, Executive Director
136 S. Poplar Street
Greenville, MS 38702-1733
662.332.4852
800.337.4852
Fax: 662.332.1622
            
F.A.C.T.S.
Families Advocating Collaborating Teaching and Supporting for
Children’s Mental Health, Inc.
The Gulf Coast Chapter of MS Families As Allies, Inc.
18041 Dedeaux Clan Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

Family 2 Family Health Information and Education Center
The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies
#118 College Drive
Box 5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
601.266.5163
TTY: 888.671.0051
FAX: 601.266.5114

First Steps Early Intervention System (children 3 and under)
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)
P.O. Box 1700
570 E. Woodrow Wilson Boulevard, Room 107
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
601.576.7427
800.451.3903
Fax: 601.576.7540

Healthline – Connect to Better Health  

Learning Disabilities Association of Mississippi
4080 Old Canton Road
P.O. Box 4477
Jackson, MS 39216

Mental Health Association of the Capital Area
Sylvia M. Thomas, Executive Director
407 Briarwood Drive, Suite 208
Jackson, MS 39206
601.956.2800

Misssissippi Councils on Developmental Disabilities
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
239 N. Lamar St.
Jackson, MS 39201
601.359.1270

Mississippi Families As Allies for Children's Mental Health
5166 Keele Street, Building A
Jackson, MS 39206
601.981.1618
800.833.9671

Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center
5 Old River Place, Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39202
601.969.0601
800.721.7255
Fax: 601.709.0250

Mississippi Society on Disabilities
500-G East Woodrow Wilson Drive
P.O. Box 4958
Jackson, MS 39296
601-982-7051
Fax: 601-982-1951

Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 22664
Jackson, MS 39225-2664
800.664.6742

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Mississippi (NAMI-MS)
Larry Swearengen, Director
411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 401
Jackson, MS 39206
601.899.9058
Email: namimiss1@aol.com
Debra Wertz, Contact
601.957.5284

Office of Special Education: Mississippi Department of Education
Dr. Ann Moore, Director, Special Education
359 North West Street, Suite 335
Jackson, MS 39205-0771
601.359.3498 or 877.544.0408
Fax: 601.359.1829

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Mary Hardy, President
Mississippi Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1937
Jackson, MS 39215
601.352.7383
800.795.6123

Parents United Together (PUT)
Mandy Rogers, President
P.O. Box 2121
Madison, MS 39130

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Children’s Medical Program
Board of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
601.987.3965
800.844.0898

Project PREPARE
The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies
Ann Henson, Project Coordinator
#118 College Drive
Box 5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
601.266.5163
TTY: 888.671.0051
FAX: 601.266.5114

Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
Rebecca Floyd, Executive Director
5305 Executive Place
Jackson, MS 39206
601.981.8207
800.772.4057

Special Kids Family Network
Family YMCA
3719 Broadway Drive
Hattiesburg, MS
Cookie Smith
601.266.5163

State Mental Health Agency
Department of Mental Health
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
239 N. Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601.359.1288

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Gary Neely, Director
Mississippi Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
(601) 853-5230

TEAAM (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi)
Bridgette Yeager, MPPA
Executive Director
P.O. Box 579
Magee, MS 39111
601.849.2695
Fax: 601.849.2696

Weems Community Mental Health Center
Division of Children & Youth Services, Lee Lee Marlow, PhD, Director
1929 23rd Avenue
Meridian, MS 39305
601.482.7377
Fax: 601.482.7366