Statewide support for Autism Spectrum in MS

AUTISM SPECTRUM SERVICES

ABA therapy: go to www.bacb.org . Log on then type in your zip code to find an ABA therapist in your area.

www.centerforautism.com They have You Tube videos under their category, Autism Live

www.autism-live.com

www.autismspeaks.com

www.futurehorizons.com

Autism support organizations:

  1. Central Mississippi Autism Support Group; 149 Dry Creek Rd., Magee, MS 39111;  601-594-9314 www.autismlink.com
  2. Parents United Together lists all of the autism support groups in Mississippi. www.parentsunitedtogether.com
  3. Together Enhancing Autism Awarenesswww.teaam.org; P.O. Box 37, Mize, MS  39116; 601-782-9005
  4. Institute for Disability Studies, University of Southern Mississippi hosts an Autism Spectrum Support Group quarterly on Sunday afternoons; contact 601-266-5163 or www.usm.edu/autism

 

THE MISSISSIPPI AUTISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

The Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee was created in 2011 by House Bill 1125 because the “Legislature recognizes that strategies for how to best identify, treat, educate, accommodate and employ individuals with autism and assist their families are urgently needed in our state.”

The mission established for this committee is “to study, make recommendations and develop a strategic plan on how best to educate and train students with autism or ASD to maximize their potential productivity with the workforce … and to develop an annual plan” outlining this strategies.  For more information, go to www.dmh.state.ms.us  or contact the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

 

Autism Help:

 

  1. Child Development Clinic, UMC, 601-984-5236.  Dr. Dorothy Scattone, PhD; medical doctors are Dr. Susan Buttross; Dr. Cynthia Field; Dr. Kimberly Stringer; Dr. Barbara Saunders
  1. Mississippi State Department of Education 601-359-3498

 

  1. Beyond Therapy Pediatric Group 601-853-9747; 950 County Line Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157; 601-853-9747. www.performancerehab.net.  Occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, behavior therapy.  Help with sensory issues, feeding problems, resistance to eating, anxiety, OCD symptoms, social skills, fine motor skills, balance and coordination.

 

  1. Laskin Therapy Group; 601-427-5703; 207 W. Jackson St, Suite 2; Ridgeland, MS  39157

 

  1. New Summit School; 1417 Lelia Dr. Jackson, MS  39216; 601-982-7827; www.newsummitschool.com
  2. Mark YeagerPhD;  Autism Spectrum Centers of Mississippi, 601-982-7827;  www.mscec.org.  A collaboration between  TEAAM and New Summit School.  Classroom behavior support for children enrolled in New Summit School.  Social skills training. Parent training.

 

  1. Mississippi Center for Behavioral Services, part of Mississippi Children’s Home Services. Classes for children with autism using ABA method of therapy.  http://www.mchscares.org/statewide-services/education-services/mcbs.

601-352-7784

Kim Ray, PHD, BCBA

1801 North West St.

Jackson, MS

 

  1. Children’s Center for Communication and Development, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS  601-266-5222.

 

  1. Magnolia Speech School, 733 Flag Chapel Rd., Jackson, MS  39209; 601-922-5530   www.magnoliaspeechschool.org
  2. The Autism Assessment Clinic; Univ. of Southern MS Gulf Coast, Gulfport, MS; 228-214-3224
  3. Covenant Presbyterian Church Preschool, 4000 Ridgewood Rd, Jackson, MS  39211; 601-981-7236. Morning preschool program for children ages 2-5yr. Typically developing and children with special needs. www.covenantpresjackson.org
  4. Public school districts are legally obligated to provide services to children with autism ages 3-21yr.  Services vary per district.  Contact your school district’s administrative office and ask for the Program Developer, which is the title given to the person in charge of special education services.

 

  1. First Steps Early Intervention Services.  See EARLY INTERVENTION

 

  1. Autism Center of Tupelo; http://www.autismcenteroftupelo.com; affiliated with TEEAM, they’re located inside the Regional Rehabilitation Center at 615 Pegram Dr., Tupelo, MS; 662-840-0974; info@autismcenteroftupelo.com
  2. The Autism Project, part of the University of Southern Mississippi/Longbeach; contact 228-863-1755 or autism@usm.edu
  3. Rapid Prompting Methods (RPM); private tutoring by Michelle Lofton, special education teacher; in her home, your home, or comes to the school; private pay only.  601-757-3676.  See this method at  www.halo-soma.org

 

  1. Will’s Way: Pediatric Behavioral Psychology utilizing the ABA method for the treatment of autism.  www.willswaybehavioral.com  Two locations, but all appointments are made through the Hattiesburg office.  The therapist in Hattiesburg is able to file insurance.  While the company is not a Medicaid provider they do offer a reduced rate for Medicaid recipients.

20 Parkway Blvd, Hattiesburg, MS  39401; 601-255-5264 or 1-866-625-0559

 

  1.  Jackson Autism Center, Dr. Rebecca Mullican

6712 Old Canton Rd, Suite 5

Ridgeland, MS  39157

769-218-9596

www.jacksonautismcenter.com.

Individual and group behavioral and social skills training using a variety of methods including Lovaas, ABA, SCERTS, social stories, augmentative and alternative communication, and LAMP. She also has years of experience with behavior challenges and positive behavior support. Dr. Mullican provides consultation and training and presents at conferences on a regional and national level.