Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS)
Kathy Woodard, District Manager
Jodi Sumrall, Transition Counselor
March 5, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Jackson-George Co. Regional Library - Lucedale Branch Meeting Room
507 Oak Street, Lucedale, MS 39452
MDRS is the largest state agency committed solely to helping people with disabilities achieve independence through employment. Services may include vocational evaluation, counseling and guidance, educational assistance, job training, job placement, and assistive technology.
AT MDRS, we are dedicated to meeting the employment goals of our clients. The types of services available through VRS are as varied as the people it serves and are designed specifically to meet the needs of each individual. To be eligible for services, individuals must have a physical or mental impairment which results in a substantial barrier to employment, and there must be a reasonable expectation that he or she can benefit from rehabilitation services in terms of becoming employed.
In addition, MDRS partners and collaborates with the State Department of Education, local school systems, technical schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities to develop statewide school-to-work, post-secondary, and adult life programs to help students with disabilities succeed in secondary and post secondary education and transition to employment.
Upon request, the school system cooperates with community
organizations to assist them with communication to students and parents by
allowing distribution of literature and other materials to students and parents
informing them of local community activities that are in no way associated with
the school system. We encourage our students to be active members of our
community and want them to be informed of all opportunities available to
them. However, the George County School System does not endorse any of these
outside organizations, and this organization is in no way affiliated with eh
George County school System.