This year Families as Allies was a proud sponsor of the DisABILITY MegaConference.  Our own Nikki Flippins' presentation on how families can be a partner in their children's care was well received.

We were also honored and excited that Joy Hogge, our executive director, was nominated for the Champion of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) award because of her tireless advocacy to insure that children with mental health challenges can live with their families in their homes and communities.  We congratulate Desmeon Thomas of LIFE of Mississippi for winning the award.

We'd also like to give a shout out and  huge THANK YOU to the students from Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep and St. Andrews who volunteered to be conference buddies!!

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  • Dominic DeLeo
    published this page in Current Events 2016-07-28 17:49:56 -0500
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

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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.


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