Strategic Foresight Initiative – May Newsletter

Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) Community Members; As the summertime approaches, the SFI team is continuing its robust outreach effort engaging the emergency management community in 1) creating awareness around SFI and the identified 15 strategic needs, and 2) exploring how the community has been utilizing these findings to inform planning and decision making processes. We […]

Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) April Newsletter

In our last newsletter we introduced the SFI Online Dialogue on Idea Scale ( and were pleased to see the increase in discussions. Our goal is to provide you with a platform to engage in a meaningful dialogue around strategic foresight and planning that leads to the implementation of the strategic needs identified by the […]

Citizens endangered by lack of user-friendly streets (unprinted omission included)

Read the Original Article in the Clarion Ledger: Citizens endangered by lack of user-friendly streets In March, 2009, Metro Jackson mourned the loss of James Smith, who was hit while travelling in his motorized wheelchair in the breakdown lane of Medgar Evers Boulevard. Three years later, with the deaths of Powell Calhoun and Donna Williams, […]

MSCCD Affordable Care Act Update – NPR interview: Red State Embraces Part Of Health Care Overhaul

Folks, This is a long read, but very important info for individuals with disabilities, family members and healthcare advocates. For many of us and the populations we work with The Affordable Care Act is a good thing. TRANSCRIPT, Published: March 26, 2012 JACKI LYDEN, HOST: I’m Jacki Lyden and this is TELL ME MORE from […]

New Office for Civil Rights Data

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights recently released Part II of its 2009-2010 Civil Rights Data Collection. The data report includes information on educational inequities in college and career readiness, discipline, teacher experience, and other areas. More information can be found at the following links, including district- and school-level summaries: Press Release […]

MSCCD Update on MDE Hearing on JPS Accreditation & Dates for next Meeting

March 12ths meeting was the first step for JPS to be heard on its non compliance in its special education program, financial accountability and not reporting unexcused absences with the office of Compulsory School Attendance. Since JPS was in noncompliance more than 12 months, MDE has to step in see what the issues are and […]

DISABILITY CONNECTION: Community News, March 2012 Edition

To subscribe to this list please contact Janie O’Keefe: Arbor Day was a Success!Thanks to all that participated in our Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll and Celebration. Other than cold weather keeping some of our friends from being able to participate, those who came had great fun and enjoyed the day. Special thanks to all of […]

Disability Legislative Awareness Day Press Release

Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities (MSCCD) For Immediate Release January 30, 2012 Contact: MSCCD 601-941-9388 – Cell 601-969-0601 – Office PRESS RELEASE What: Disability Legislative Awareness Day Disability Legislative Awareness Day is an event to highlight disability organizations, advocacy organizations and parent groups that provide services to individuals with disabilities and their […]

Community Preparedness Starts with You!

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA’s Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness, resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners. This week’s News Digest includes: Community Preparedness Starts with You!Citizen Corps Partners and Affiliates Updates It’s the beginning of a New Year and we […]

TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities

Please see the below links and press release regarding a new service from the TSA for travel. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares today, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares […]

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