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Disability Rights Mississippi

Year End Musings

The end of the calendar year is three months after the end of our fiscal year, which means, as a hopeless procrastinator, I am up to my eyeballs in end of year program reports.   Every year between Christmas and New…

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Disability Rights Mississippi

Coastal Comraderie and Holiday Giving

The Holiday Open House at DRMS’s Gulfport location on Tuesday December 6th was a great success.   Visitors from other non-profits within the Knight Center, where DRMS’s office is located, along with new and old friends from other disability advocacy agencies,…

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Disability Rights Mississippi

JPS Under Fire

Reported in the Clarion Ledger: Probe finds Jackson schools violated federal disability laws By Kathleen Baydala • kbaydala@clarionledger.com • December 1, 2010 Jackson Public Schools has a month to improve its special education services following a state investigation this fall that found…

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Disability Rights Mississippi

DRMS Receives Recognition at National Conference

The National Disabilities Rights Network hosted it’s national conference for Protection and Advocacy Systems in June of 2010 in Los Angeles CA.  This year, during a special plenary focused on work targeting abuse and neglect issues, DRMS received an award…

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DRMS Gives Back

In preparation for the 2008 Holiday season, DRMS staff were throwing around ideas for the usual festivities and events, and as discussions and plans were made, there was a real sense of longing among staff to make more out of…

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