THANK YOU for your 2021 Partnership!
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services is our state agency that provides resources to help Mississippians with disabilities find new careers, live more independently, overcome obstacles and face new challenges.
The mission of MDRS is "to provide appropriate and comprehensive services to Mississippians with disabilities in a timely and effective manner. Programs and services assist individuals with disabilities to gain employment, retain employment and to live more independently."
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides services designed to improve economic opportunities for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind (VRB) specializes in working with individuals with blindness and low vision to optimize their opportunities for inclusion into the workforce, community and home.
The Office of Special Disability Programs (OSDP) provides services to individuals with the most severe disabilities to promote self-sufficiency and quality of life regardless of their immediate potential for employment through two home and community-based waivers: the Independent Living Waiver and the Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver. In addition, education, awareness and prevention activities are carried out through the Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund.
The Office of Disability Determination Services (DDS), funded entirely through the Social Security Administration, establishes eligibility for Mississippians with severe disabilities who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income.
The BIAMS/USAMS thanks MDRS for their generous partnership with our organization and for what they do for our brain and spinal cord injury families!