RSA-227 for FY-2019: Submission #1069

Mississippi
9/30/2019
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
(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)
223
34
7
9
28
9
310
B. Training Activities
21
348
<p>MSCAP covered what all CAP does to educate and inform clients and client applicants of the state of Mississippi. CAP covered all 10 MDRS Districts, the LIFE of MS offices and Choctaw reservation. CAP passed out CAP brochures, business cards and posters where the office could pass out when needed. The attendees where mostly counselors and some individuals with disabilities.</p><p>
C. Agency Outreach
<p>MSCAP attended a fishing trip put on by Mississippi Paralysis Association (MPA). MSCAP talked about what all the rehabilitation can assist them with in the state. MSCAP attended a wheelchair tennis event held by MACE of Mississippi. MACE of Mississippi tries to reach out to the under served in the state to let them know about wheelchair sports and how that can help you reach out to others in a similar situation. MSCAP works through MSD of Mississippi and MSD helps to make parks and recreation more accessible to all. MSCAP has been at the reopening of a few parks that MSD has made more accessible to educate the parents of what's out there to assist their children.</p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
0
0
0
7675
9
0
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
<p>Social media and MSD's website.</p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
0
18
18
0
0
B. Problem areas
18
12
9
2
0
3
0
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
7
9
3
2
0
0
21
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
10
4
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
<p>none</p><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
0
10
3
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
<p>none</p><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
4
4
10
0
18
B. Gender
9
9
18
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
1
0
0
6
0
10
1
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
5
1
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
18
E. Types of Individuals Served
18
0
0
0
0
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
<P><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
<P><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other nonprofit agency
Mississippi Society for Disabilaties
Yes
Mississippi Society for Disabilaties
B. Staff Employed
<p>MS-CAP employs two full time employees. CAP Director, Johnny McGinn CAP Assistant/Advocate, Zachary Hallstead</p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
<p>Christopher Suarez moved from Texas to Mississippi (MS) because he was accepted into Mississippi law school. Christopher was looking to Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) to assist him with MS law school necessary accommodations while he attended. Christopher was also looking to MDRS for tuition, housing, and technological assistance. Christopher was in need of breaks and a reader to assist him while in MS law school. Christopher would also need this when he took the practice and state bar examination.</p><p><p>Christopher Suarez contacted MSCAP and explained how he was receiving assistance in college for his ADD while in Texas. MSCAP listened to what all Christopher was asking for from MDRS and didn&rsquo;t see any problems. How Christopher&rsquo;s case had problems is that Christopher wanted to live in a place that wasn&rsquo;t on MDRS&rsquo;s provider list and wouldn&rsquo;t accept monies from MDRS. So, MSCAP called a meeting with Christopher, his counselor, district manager. MSCAP explained to Christopher could apply to MDRS as a provider and would be reimbursed the money he spent on his rent up to a certain amount that is allocated for each area. If Christopher wanted to live in that area. Also, while at the same meeting MSCAP went over how Christopher would need documentation from MDRS about his accommodations while attending MS law school. That way if a professor needed any documentation from the state Christopher would have it.</p><p><p>Support for this was made possible via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is designed to improve the coordination of employment and training services across federal agencies.</p><p>
Certification
Approved
Michael A. Grantham
Executive Director
2019-10-17
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