Jul
28
2014

2014 Healthy Family Fun Fair

   Bring the Family! • Free Photo Booth • Free Prizes • Live Entertainment • Free Health Screenings                 Download the flier!   Contact: Kay Daneault, Executive Director Mental Health Association of South Mississippi 4803 Harrison Circle, Gulfport, MS 39507 228-864-6274 phone; 228-864-1310 fax www.msmentalhealth.org

Jul
16
2014

Introducing “The Ability Club”

There are a plethora of online job-search sites available today. Now there is a job-search site specifically for people with disabilities. “Online applications are so complicated that they form a barrier to the job market for people with developmental disabilities.  When I saw that the McDonald’s application included psychological testing, I knew there was a problem,” says Wade […]

Mar
16
2014
Feb
24
2014

2014 Mississippi disAbility MegaConference

Via www.msmegaconference.org The Mississippi disAbility MegaConference is one of Mississippi’s largest conferences for individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals. Take part in the 2014 Mississippi disAbility MegaConference by submitting a presentation proposal to one of the most diverse gatherings in the state. Be a part of change in Mississippi and participate in discussions that stimulate and […]

Jul
19
2013

A Person Can Have a Disability without Being a Disabled Person

“What’s the difference between “having a disability” and “being disabled”? It all comes down to two sociological theories: the medical/individualmodel of disability and the social model of disability,” says Lisa Egan at XOJane.com . Lisa’s latest article discusses the medical vs. social views of disability.

May
10
2013

Heather and Melinda Ownby

Learning to Live Check out this video of Heather and Melinda Ownby – two of our community heroes! This second video documents life changes for Heather, who is diagnosed with a learning disability, an IQ level of 31, ODD, and ADD.