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 16, 2019

Alyssa Parks
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Transition Specialist
 
Discipline(s): Social Work
Interdisciplinary
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
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
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, The Hattiesburg ARC

Vita/Bio

Alyssa Danielle Parks, LMSW, currently serves as a Transition Specialist at The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), a University Center for Excellence in Develolpmental Disabilities at The Unisversity of Southern Mississippi (USM). Danielle received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work from The University of Southern Mississippi, where she was inducted into the Social Work Honor Society Phi Alpha. During her time at IDS, Danielle has served as the first two-year LEND trainee; served as a trainer for the Transition of Teens to Adult Life Program; provided direct service for university students with disabilities and technical assistance for the university community 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 dreams.