Mississippi's Protection & Advocacy agency.
Don't Get Me Started...On the Importance of the ADA
Join us as we celebrate 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Greta traces the history of the disability rights movement up to the landmark 1990 decision.
Don't Get Me Started...On the Difference Between Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Greta's back to answer all of your questions on the difference between service animals and emotional support animals — and why both are important for people with disabilities.
ADA 2010 Revised Requirements: Service Animals
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Don't Get Me Started...On Mental Health Care with DRMS' PAIMI Coordinator
Greta is joined by Tony Sheppard, Coordinator of DRMS' Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) program. Greta and Tony chat more about the program and the latest in the ongoing Mississippi Department of Mental Health suit. If you are interested in joining the PAIMI Advisory Council, visit drms.ms/contact to get in touch.
Sources/Additional Links: Clarion Ledger: Federal attorneys: Mississippi must expand community-based mental health services, May 28, 2021
AP: Mississippi asserts it is meeting mental health mandates, May 3, 2021
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Don't Get Me Started...with DRMS' Children's Team
What's an IEP? How are students with disabilities protected in the classroom? Who is watching out for children with disabilities living in facilities? DRMS Children's Rights Attorney Victoria Anderson joins Greta to answer these questions and chat more about the work of our Children's Rights team.
Don't Get Me Started...with DRMS' Legal Director
Greta is joined by DRMS' Legal Director, Katherine Henderson, who shares more about her teams' work, including helping individuals with disabilities navigate the ever-confusing world of Medicaid in Mississippi.
Don't Get Me Started...On Prison Conditions Part II
On the final installment of our series on prison conditions in Mississippi, host Greta Martin and DRMS Communications Director Jane Walton discuss the prevalence of offenders with disabilities within the system and the laws that protect these individuals, as well as steps the state can take to remedy its failures.