disABILITY Awareness Day

by / Thursday, 24 March 2016 / Published in News & Hot Topics

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The mission of the Disability Program as implemented by  the City of Hattiesburg, is to ensure inclusion of residents with disabilities in all aspects of the community by addressing ADA established laws that protect the rights of the disabled and require adherence by local government.

Under ADA guidelines, the directives for education, employment, transportation, community programming and environmental safety are defined. These guidelines are used to make sure all government and private sector activities  are in compliance with ADA,  and will accommodate disabled patrons adequately.

The Disability Program also coordinates efforts with the Planning and Development ventures of the City of Hattiesburg.  We are here to address the needs of Hattiesburg’s disabled community, while also remaining in compliance with the American Disabilities Act and our Mississippi state guidelines

OUR MISSION

The Disability Program is in place to serve as a liaison for the residents of Hattiesburg with physical, intellectual and mental disabilities.  When possible, we will provide consultation to individuals and businesses where disability accommodations, inclusion and safety are concerned. In these areas:

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Community Programming
  • Environmental Safety

DAD Flyer 2016

Mississippi Department t of Rehabilitation Services

1(800)443-1000

Hub City Transit / Para-Transit

(601)545-5671

Institute for Disability Studies

(601)266-5163

Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE)

(601) 583-2108

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

(601)545-2950

Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

(601) 969-0601

The ARC of Southeast Mississippi

(601)583-4251

Social Security Administration

1(866)331-2186

 

For Immediate Assistance

Call the Hattiesburg ACTION CENTER

(601)545-4500

For more information about the City of Hattiesburg’s Disability Program, please contact: 

Katie Weeks

Disability Advocate

Federal and State Programs

PO Box 1898

Hattiesburg, MS  39403

Phone 601.545.4598

Fax  601.545.4592

kweeks@hattiesburgms.com

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