Events and News

2023 disAbility MegaConference

2023 disAbility MegaConferenceProject START exhibited at the 2023 disAbility MegaConference in June to continue to raise awareness of our program and form connections with other organizations in the disability community.

Save the Date!

June 15-16, 2023
Mississippi's Assistive Technology Conference For Everyone!

Sheraton Flowood
The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center
2200 Refuge Blvd.
Flowood MS 39232

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National Assistive Technology Awareness Day - April 14, 2021

On April 14, 2021, National Assistive Technology Awareness Day will celebrate and bring attention to the critical role that assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities. The day will also recognize and commemorate AT specialists and program coordinators for their hard work and dedication to serving individuals with disabilities seeking proper AT to meet their individual needs, along with professional organizations and researchers dedicated to facilitating the access and acquisition of AT for individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Beach Day at the Wheel Way

The Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport on the Gulf Coast hosted its 2nd annual Beach Day at the Wheel Way in Long Beach, MS, March 7, 2020.  Mississippians with disabilities and their families had the chance to soak up the sun and sand as well as hear from motivational speakers and participate in fun activities at numerous booths.  Kristy Cook, Program Coordinator, shared information on our program, handed out applications, provided hands-on experience with different augmentative alternative communication devices such as an ACCENT 800 & IPAD w/LAMP software.  Project START connected with seve