Who is DRMS?

Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS. DRMS has been providing advocacy services for almost thirty years, free of charge, to Mississippians with disabilities and has helped improve the lives of thousands of our state’s most vulnerable population by championing their rights.

DRMS is the only disability advocacy agency in MS that has attorneys on staff to pursue legal remedies if necessary. Our mission is to promote, protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities, and to assist them with full inclusion in home, community, education and employment.

American's With Disabilities Act

Disability Rights Remain Important

On Saturday January 21, 2017, Disability Rights Mississippi’s (DRMS) Executive Director Ann Maclaine spoke to the approximately 2000 people assembled for the Women’s March in downtown Jackson MS. Participants organized for varying concerns and represented those groups that already feel...
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Voting Rights Site for DRMS

We have developed a web-site specifically related to voting rights, accessibility, and assistance in an effort to educate and empower all voters in MS with disabilities.  Please check it out by following this link: http://www.votingrightsdrms.org/
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Disability Rights Mississippi

DRAFT Team Plans for FY2017 – Available for Input

DRMS has drafted its annual plan for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2016. The proposed Education and Community Integration priorities, projects, and case selection criteria have been developed based on the calls, comments, questions, and requests we...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DRMS Supports SPLC’s Charter Schools Lawsuit

Disability Rights Mississippi supports the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit to ensure proper funding and oversight for all Mississippi schools. Under current law, charter schools in Mississippi divert local and state taxpayer funds from traditional public school districts. According to...
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