We Treasure All Moms on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9. We hope it is a sweet and wonderful day for all the moms reading this, but we know it can also be hard.

Procedural Safeguards (Your Family's Special Education Rights) and Discipline

Know what your and your child's rights are when your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and is being disciplined at school.

State of Mississippi's Remedial Plan in Response to Justice Department Lawsuit

In US v. Mississippi, the State of Mississippi's response to the court's order for a Remedial Plan was posted on April 30.

Informed in 5 - "Flip the Script" Families as Allies

Joy Hogge joins MSPTI to share information about Families As Allies and the importance of flipping the script on mental health.

Virtual Support Group - May 6

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month.

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Webinar: Procedural Safeguards and Discipline - May 7

This webinar will review suspensions and other disciplining of students with IEPs. Manifestation Determination hearings related to your child's IEP will be reviewed as well.

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Families - May 10

This webinar provides an empirical understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth and how to support this community.

Webinar: Supporting Children Returning to the Classroom - May 11

This webinar focuses on families who are preparing for their children returning to the classroom, covering their mental wellbeing and readiness.

Supporting our Children's Mental Health by Flipping the Script - May 14

In this webinar, we will discuss ways to flip the script from traditional ways of thinking to new ideas to support our children.

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A Seamless System of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - May 21

This webinar discusses the goals and values of a seamless system of care for children and youth for special health care needs.

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Mississippi State Health Assessment Executive Summary

The State Health Assessment provides an overview of the health and social wellbeing of Mississippians in addition to the issues affecting the states public health system. Understanding the states current health and quality of life, as well as the many factors that influence health, provides an important foundation of knowledge to inform the development of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).

Olmstead Risk Assessment and Planning Checklist

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Olmstead Supreme Court case paved the way for people with mental illness who were in institutions or at risk for being so to be able to live in the community if they want to. This helpful document from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors gives guidance on how states can create a system that is compliant with the ADA and Olmstead.  

Recommendation for Membership on the Special Education Advisory Panel (Microsoft Word)