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Institute for Disability Studies

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Bond Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi Campus

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

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


IDS at the Gulf Park Campus

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.  The actual address of  IDSGP is 730 East Beach Blvd.  

Helen Keller said “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Join us in the journey.


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Institute for Disability Studies
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus
Bond Hall 4th Floor

Email: idsFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.266.5163

Institute for Disability Studies
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

Email: idsFREEMississippi

Phone: 228.214.3400

Institute for Disability Studies
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211

IHL Building

Email: idsFREEMississippi

Phone: 601.432.6876


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