The Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center is a comprehensive personal adjustment center for adults who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Through a program of training offered to both residential and day clients, individuals participate in classes learning skills which enable them to successfully live and work independently. Established in 1972, the center is Located in Jackson on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The facility has a dormitory capacity for 28 clients, a gymnasium, a client library and classrooms equipped with specialized technology for the blind and visually impaired. Certified instructors individualize training to meet a client’s needs during the class day from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Clients participate in additional activities in the Achieving Milestones Class focusing on adjustment to vision loss, confidence building, resume writing, interviewing and utilizing resources in the community.
The Mississippi Library Commission was established in 1926 by an Act of the Mississippi Legislature. The agency was charged with giving advice, when asked, to schools and public libraries and to communities desiring to establish libraries. Further, the agency was required to obtain annual reports from all libraries in the state and to make a biennial report to the legislature of its work. The Act also authorized the Board of Commissioners to purchase and operate traveling libraries which might circulate to just about any library, organization or group including charitable and penal institutions. Today, the Mississippi Library Commission offers a wide variety of direct and indirect services to libraries, government agencies and the citizens of Mississippi.
CARE Ministries is an interdenominational Christian ministry. The majority of those served are over age 55. The major services to this group include a library of audio Christian books including Bible studies, inspirational books, stories of great Christians and devotionals, information and referral services, assistance in finding both spiritual and secular resources in the local community, prayer support and some adjustment counseling.
The Department of Special Education at Jackson State University offers programs on the Bachelors (B.S.), Masters (M.S.Ed.) and Specialist (Ed.S.) level. The crux of each program is the preparation of competent, insightful, and innovative educators who are committed to meeting the needs of children with disabilities, divergent learners, and their families.
LC Industries sole mission is to provide meaningful employment for people who are blind. As one of the nation’s largest employers of the blind, our focus is to offer opportunities, skills and training to the blind and visually impaired to help them cultivate a job into a rewarding career.