The Institute for Disability Studies
The Institute for Disability Studies has been impacting Mississippians with disabilities and their families for over 40 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.
In The News
|Check out the Summer 2022 edition of the DD Network Newsletter|
“It’s worth the shot.” Taylor shares his journey of getting vaccinated and how the vaccine has helped him get back to doing the things he loves: advocating for the disability community and creating awesome things.
Protect yourself. Help your community. Get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more at worththeshotms.com. Presented by Mississippi's Developmental Disabilities Network.
|Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. "Worth the Shot!"|
|For the first time since 2019, the Institute for Disability Studies’ (IDS) Summer
Enrichment Academy provided in-person options to youth and young adults wanting to
increase their employability skills. Beginning in 2018, IDS, through its Transition
of Teens to Adult Life (ToTAL) Program, has hosted youth and young adults for a multi-week
training and internship experience during the summer.