Disability Awareness Day


Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol, hosted annually by the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, offers people with disabilities, family members and advocates an opportunity to learn about current disability issues, network with others in the disability community and speak with decision-makers who can preserve or expand services that make a critical difference in the lives of Mississippians with disabilities. 

Schedule of Events
Visits with Legislators - Ongoing throughout the day
7:30am – 8:00am - Display table set up (Rotunda)
8:00am – 9:30am - Legislative Breakfast (Rotunda)
10:00am - Welcome and Bill Update (Rotunda)
12:00 noon - Lunch & Learn
2:00pm - Recognition of disability groups (House Gallery)

To register call 601-969-0601 or visit tinyurl.com/Capitol2017

February 14, 2017 at 8am - 2pm
Mississippi State Capitol- First Floor Rotunda
400 High St
Jackson, MS 39201
United States
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Bring Your IEP Day


Come to the Families as Allies office on Tuesday, July 24th with your IEP and your questions. Drop in anytime between 7:30 AM and 6 PM. You'll be able to visit with parents who have been in your shoes, and we will support you in finding answers.


You will also have the opportunity to share feedback about ways to make JPS work better for all students and families if you would like. The feedback will be shared with the Better Together Commission.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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Families as Allies is funded through generous donations, training fees, grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration, the City of Jackson and the Department of Mental Health, and contracts with other non-profits and agencies.