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Mississippi Assistance Center


The Mississippi Assistance Center was established to be a resource for families and school districts seeking services for children with hearing loss or visual impairments.

Areas of Support Services: 

Outreach Services

  • Low Vision Aid Evaluation
  • Low Vision Aid Loaner Program
  • Professional Development for Districts for ASL Interpreter use, Bi-lingual strategies, Low Vision Aid usage, Braille incorporation, peer educational interpreting development, peer O&M specialist development, etc…
  • Interpreting evaluation and usage assessment
  • Orientation and Mobility Services
  • Community ASL classes       
  • IEP Development Support
  • Vision Assessment Services from an Ophthalmologist
  • Audiological Services from an Audiologist

Professional Development Resources

Parent Infant Programming (Birth – 3 years)

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing infants and toddlers
  • Blind and Visually Impaired Infants and toddlers
  • Deaf/Blind infants and toddlers

Assessment Team Reports to LEAs, MSD, and MSB may include:

  • Academic Assessment in the areas of:
    • English
    • Reading
    • Math
  • Speech/Language assessment
  • American Sign Language assessment
  • Orientation and Mobility Evaluations
  • Cognition Assessment Services
  • Audiological Assessment
  • Low Vision Assessment

For more information about this newly developed center, please contact Dr. Leigh Warren at lwarren@mde.k12.ms.us or (v)1.844.332.3464 or (v) 601.984.8029.