RSA-227 for FY-2017: Submission #953

Mississippi
9/30/2017
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
Mississippi Society for Disabilities
P.O. Box 4958
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Jackson
MS
39296
(800) 962-2400
(800) 962-2400
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Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
Mississippi Society for Disabilities
P.O. Box 4958
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Jackson
39296
Mississippi
johnmsd@bellsouth.net
(800) 962-2400
(800) 962-2400
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Additional Information
Johnny McGinn
Johnny McGinn
(601) 362-2585
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
193
32
0
0
173
0
398
B. Training Activities
25
947
CAP went over what all CAP does for clients and clients applicants of the state of rehabilitation services. CAP also went over being a self advocate for persons with a disabilities. CAP has gone up to hospitals, schools, malls and other places when asked to come and speak. <p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
CAP goes throughout the state with other non-profits and state agencies to help educate people about what all CAP and MDRS does. CAP services on a wide arrangement of panels to assist clients from transportation to finding a job. More important is helping the person become more independent for themselves. CAP helps put on a wheelchair tennis tournament called Rock N' Roll tennis tournament. Which helps open doors for everyone. <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
0
0
5685
6
0
<P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
CAP goes through Mississippi Society for Disabilities a non-profit that does speech and hearing therapy along with different projects. For example helping a local park become ADA compliant with rides and restrooms. <p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
2
20
22
0
3
B. Problem areas
22
9
11
2
0
0
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
3
0
24
1
0
0
28
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
14
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
0
10
4
0
0
4
5
0
0
1
Client asked for help to move to another state because of potential job. <p><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
2
3
11
6
0
22
B. Gender
11
11
22
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
1
0
0
8
0
13
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
3
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
6
2
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
22
E. Types of Individuals Served
0
0
22
0
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
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B. Litigation
0
2
0
<P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other nonprofit agency
Mississippi Society for Disabilities
Yes
Johnny McGiinn
B. Staff Employed
Full time Mississippi CAP Director is the only position as of now through MSD. <p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Thomas Benz moved to Mississippi February 2017 for a job. Mr. Benz lost his job March 2017 and is about to lose his insurance and possible be kicked out of apartment. Mr. Benz as applied for MDRS services to see about some help with finding a job. <p><p>CAP asked about unemployment. Mr. Benz told CAP that he has applied and is still waiting. <p><p>Mr. Benz is upset with VR because Mr. Benz was a client in another state and he doesn&rsquo;t seem to know why things can&rsquo;t move along faster. CAP explained to Mr. Benz that MDRS has 60 days to determine eligibility and 30 more days to come up with a plan. <p><p>Mr. Benz told CAP that Mississippi VR turned him down for services. He told CAP because he hasn't seen a doctor for his conditions in over 90 days. CAP asked him what was is primary disability for impediment to employment. He couldn't give me one but the listed below. <p><p>1. HIV 2. Sleep Apnea 3. Gout 4. Anxiety <p><p>CAP went over how his HIV wasn't a impediment for employment because he is on his medication and from Mr. Benz medical reports shows all is good. BUT Mr. Benz keep pushing it was. <p><p>After much talking and meeting in person with Mr. Benz CAP explained that his anxiety would be a primary disability for impediment to employment because he gets real defensive and starts talking about all of his other impediments. Mr. Benz finally agreed and MDRS had an evaluation paid for and Mr. Benz came back eligible for services. <p><p>Now Mr. Benz is being served and is in the process of looking for a long term job. <p><p>
Certification
Approved
Mississippi Society for Distabilities
Johnny McGinn
2017-12-13
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