ACCESS serves students with intellectual disabilities by providing individual support and services for the academic and social inclusion of all aspects of campus life. An intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. Independent living classes taught by ACCESS, audited MSU courses, and internship placements prepare the students to gain real world experience in a supportive environment that prepares them for independent living and employment opportunities following completion of the program.
Thank you for your interest in Mississippi State University and the ACCESS Program. Currently, government assistance and private scholarships for students with intellectual disabilities seeking a post-secondary education are limited. Your gift would assist us in being able to offer students the college experience through scholarships or broaden programming and services offered by the program.