Vision & Guiding Principles

Mississippi Partnerships for Employment Vision & Guiding Principles

MSPE developed a vision and set of guiding principles to maintain a clear intent and focus throughout the grant life.


All young people, including those with DD/ID, have an equal opportunity for competitive meaningful employment and productive lives as citizens of Mississippi.

Guiding Principles:

for youth and young people with DD/ID:

  • Have competencies, capabilities and personal goals that are recognized, supported and encouraged.
  • As students, deserve improved secondary and post-secondary supports and outcomes that provide productive transitions.
  • Deserve access to barrier-free, integrated employment opportunities.
  • Are capable of achieving independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into their community.
  • Deserve to be free from employment discrimination.

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