Mental Health Lawsuit Updates: State Responds to U.S. May 14 Motion

The State of Mississippi has filed its response in the mental health lawsuit to the United States' May 14 motion about its remedial plan.

Families as Allies' Public Comments on Proposed Medicaid Policies

The revisions that Mississippi proposes to make to its Medicaid policies are open for public comment. See our comments and attend the hearing.

Register Now for Mississippi DisAbility Megaconference on June 17

Sign up now for the Mississippi disAbility Megaconference, taking place virtually this year on June 17 with four important presentations.

Flip the Script on Children's Mental Health: JPS, MDE and MSDH

Dr. William Merritt, Dr. Nathan Oakley and Dr. Thomas Dobbs tell us how they'd flip the script on children's mental health.

Virtual Support Group - June 3

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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Families As Allies Specially Called Board Meeting - June 3

The Families as Allies specially called board meeting will be held in ZOOM and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

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Webinar: Procedural Safeguards and Dispute Resolution - June 4

This webinar will review your options if you want to seek a formal resolution with the district related to your childs IEP.

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Public Hearing for Mississippi Administrative Code Title 23, Part 223 - June 11

From the Division of Medicaid: The Mississippi Division of Medicaid will hold a public hearing on Mississippi Administrative Code Title 23, Part 223, Rules 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.5, and 6.1-6.6. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021, via teleconference.

2021 Virtual Mississippi Disability Megaconference - June 17

Due to COVID-19, the MegaConference will be held virtually. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. You may attend one, two, three, or all sessions.

Virtual Leadership Training - June 24 and 25

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.

Clinical Trials for Youth: A Family/Caregiver Survey

Clinical Trials for Youth: Feedback from Families Needed. Calling all families/caregivers with youth under 18.

Racism Creates Inequities in Maternal and Child Health, Even Before Birth

The State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 was produced as part of ZERO TO THREEs Think Babies, with data and indicator analysis powered by Child Trends. Funding partners for the 2021 Yearbook include the Perigee Fund and the Tikun Olam Foundation. Data provided by this effort are examined in this brief to better understand the inequities that begin before birth for both infants and mothers. 

Osaka Withdraws From French Open, Opens Up on Depression

Naomi Osaka wrote that she has suffered bouts of depression since the 2018 U.S. Open.

Community, Work, and School

Learn about summer camps and protecting health during COVID-19.