Mission & Guiding Principles

Our Mission: For all young people, including those with ID/DD, to have an equal opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives as citizens of Mississippi.

The guiding principles for the transition of youth and young people with ID/DD to adulthood include:

  • Having competencies, capabilities and personal goals that are recognized, supported and encouraged
  • Improving secondary and post-secondary supports and outcomes that provide productive transitions
  • Having access to barrier-free, integrated community-based opportunities
  • Providing opportunities to achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into their community
  • Promoting a discrimination-free environment

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