Disability Connection



MS Coast Community Resource Guides


 Since 2013, Disability Connection has developed a variety of 10 Community Resource Guides including a Family Resource Directory Developed for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in 2020.


The MS Coast Community Resource Guide is designed to provide an up-to-date resource tool for agencies who provide resources to their clients.  Resources include food, clothing, utilities, employment, health, housing, entertainment, veteran & disability support, family & senior services. Thousands of printed copies are distributed across the 6 southern counties to first responders, social workers, school counselors, agencies providing resources, health workers, and more. The public can access the information on Disability Connections website.

The Family Resource Guide is designed to give to individuals and families find assistance with food, clothing, utilities, employment, health, housing, entertainment, veteran & disability support, and other needs during times of unemployment or underemployment. The resources in the Guides should be free or at minimal cost for those in need.

The TRACK Guide (Transition Resources to Advocate through Community Knowledge) provides a starting point for families who have a student with disabilities for transitioning out of school into adult life. It offers a variety of information and resources often requested in making an informed decision and can be used as a guide for conversations.

The Career Success Guide provides information and resources to assist with eliminating barriers to employment, especially for individuals with disabilities. It is a tool to assist in exploring options, making important decisions, and designing an individualized, step-by-step organized plan for employment. The Guide equips, enables, and empowers an individual to achieve their maximum potential for self-advocacy and inclusion into their community.


The most current Guides are interactive and may be downloaded in its entirety for non-commercial use www.DisabilityConnection.org. Disability Connection owns all rights in the text, graphics, and other content provided in the Guide, and in the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such content. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce, modify, or distribute the contents in the Guide for any purposes without written permission.