Ellisville State School provides services for persons residing on the main campus of the program. Licensed by the Department of Health, the campus is organized into three licensed units, each under the management of a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and provides 24-hour care and supervision. Persons with disabilities are provided with professional instruction and assistance in the fields of education, personal care, vocational services, recreation, socialization, and psychological services. Medical services, including audiology/speech/hearing, dental, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacology, are also provided.
Each person is provided a personalized plan of care formulated through information obtained from members of an interdisciplinary team, including, professionals, in the areas of medicine, nutrition, psychology, social work, recreation, education, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, audiology and direct support, as well as input from parents and family members.
In addition, vocational training is available to cultivate occupational and employment skills. Recreation programs, special events, and activities are provided to enhance social interaction and develop leisure interests. Worship activities and church services are available to those who wish to participate in religious activities.
Employment Training Services provided by Ellisville State School emphasize the attainment of the highest level of development for the people served, to prepare them for participation in society as viable members of the progressive workforce. These services are based upon detailed and comprehensive assessments in association with individually tailored and continuously evolving programs of training. All programs are based upon each person's ultimate desires and the individual strengths that they currently possess plus those that they can achieve.
The foundation of this program is the sincere belief that all people possess limitless potential in any endeavor.
Training opportunities are provided for all persons with disabilities, regardless of their current skill level or challenges they might be required to confront. Intensive training is provided in the areas of workplace skills, responsibilities, and the duties and obligations associated with membership in a productive, reliable, motivated, and continuously evolving workplace environment. Employment training is provided in a variety of settings and in conjunction with a spectrum of supports, all tailored to result in the person's most inclusionary ultimate lifestyle, in the highest accordance with their chosen service setting.
Each child receiving services through Ellisville State School is given an individualized plan of care formulated through information obtained from members of the interdisciplinary team which includes professionals in the areas of medical/nursing, nutrition, psychology, social work, recreation, education, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and audiology, as well as, input from parents and family members. Recreation programs and activities are provided to enhance social interaction and develop leisure interests. Religious services are also available for those who wish to partake in church and worship activities.
Under 5 Program
Ellisville State School is the only program in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health that provides comprehensive services to children under the age of five with intellectual and developmental disabilities for whom residential services are deemed appropriate. Children that are found appropriate for placement must be approved by the Mississippi Board of Mental Health. The board makes the final determination with regard to eligibility for services.
Special Education Services
Ellisville State School's Special Education School is a non-public, special school accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education. The department serves all students who are between the ages of 3 and 21 that reside at Ellisville State School. A comprehensive educational curriculum that promotes functional skills and adaptive behaviors is provided to all students in an effort to increase their independence and self-sufficiency. Educators also assist in referring children served by the school to the public school system when possible, in an effort to ensure that all school-age students served by Ellisville State School are in their least restrictive educational environment.