Welcome From The Director
Bond Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Campus
Directions to Hattiesburg Office (PDF)
The Institute for Disability Studies is all about people. For over 30 years, IDS has worked to provide technical assistance, training, resources and supports for Mississippians with disabilities and their families. We like to think we are providing pathways to a better life for people of all ages—infants, toddlers, school-age children, youth, workers, parents, families and seniors.
The IHL Building in Jackson
Directions to Jackson Office (PDF)
Our work is about education, assistive technology, housing, emergency preparedness, health, communities, leadership, policies and much more. At IDS, we believe all individuals are valued, and everyone should be included in their community. We believe families are the best providers of support, care, and love, and services should be person-centered, culturally competent, coordinated and family friendly.
IDS TLC at the Gulf Park Campus
Directions to TLC
We work statewide. Housed for many years on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, IDS has a satellite office in Jackson, the state’s capital and a new Technology Learning Center facility on the Mississippi Gulf Coast rebuilt at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach following Hurricane Katrina. IDS also has a housing office in Tupelo and in the Mississippi Delta in Indianola.
Helen Keller said “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Join us in the journey.
Sincerely,Royal P. Walker, Jr. JD