Alyssa Parks, LMSW

Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's UCEDD
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
 
Phone: 601-266-5962
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 08, 2020

Alyssa Parks
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Transition Specialist
 
Discipline(s): Social Work
Interdisciplinary
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
 
Research: Postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities, transition to adulthood for people with disabilities
Education: Postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities, technical assistance for faculty and staff in The University of Southern Mississippi community to assist with postsecondary opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, transition to adulthood for people with disabilities, presentations to Social Work classes at The University of Southern Mississippi about disability etiquette and our organization, Jr. Faculty Advisor for MS LEND, providing virtual employment training to youth and young adults with disabilities
Service: LEND Trainee for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, mentor for The University of Southern Mississippi STEP Up to Leadership Council, The University of Southern Mississippi Special Olympics College

Vita/Bio

Alyssa Danielle Parks, LMSW, currently serves as a Transition Specialist with the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).  Danielle received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Work from The University of Southern Mississippi.  During her time at IDS, Danielle has served as the first two-year LEND trainee; served as an in-person and virtual trainer for the Transition of Teens to Adult Life Program; served as mentor to the STEP UP to Leadership Council; provided technical assistance in-person and virtually for university students with disabilities and was chosen as a 2018 AUCD Emerging Leader.  In addition, as a LEND Alumni, she now serves as a Mississippi LEND Junior Faculty Advisor.  Danielle has enjoyed her opportunity to assist young adults with disabilities reach their employment and postsecondary education dreams.