Central Arkansas Resources

Central Arkansas Resources for Adults with Developmental Disabilities


ACCESS LOGO 4 COLOR HI RESACCESS is a 501c3 nonprofit offering evaluation services, full-time education, therapy, training and activities for individuals ages 0-35 with language and learning disabilities. For young adults with developmental disabilities who are 18 to 35, the ACCESS Life day program offers extensive community integration and a focus on developing a healthy lifestyle, maintaining academic skills, practicing vocational skills and developing independence. In partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, ACCESS has co-launched the UAMS Project SEARCH® program, a year-long, on-the-job internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Contact: Beth Rice
10618 Breckenridge Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72211

Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled

AEDD-Red Logo-nobkgndAEDD’s Skills Training Center provides meaningful work opportunities and social activities for individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities.  These services are designed to increase the capacity for independence, social, vocational, emotional and educational functioning.  Social activities include arts and crafts, exercise, book club meetings, games and relaxation time. The Center also provides pre-vocational and basic work skills training in a real work environment. Individuals are paid competitive wages dependent upon their specific ability to produce. When not working on an assigned task, individual’s work habits are reviewed and daily life skills are taught in a classroom setting.

Contact: Suzanne Schutter
#6 Production Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209

DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

DHSlogo_jpgThe Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services is responsible for the overall coordination of services for Arkansans with developmental disabilities. DDS provides funding to providers of Medicaid Home,  Community-Based Waiver Services and Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Services for adults with developmental disabilities. Depending on the program, waiver services may provide individuals with case management, waiver coordination, supported living services, non-medical transportation, adaptive equipment, environmental modifications, supplemental support services, consultation services and crisis intervention services.

Contact: Martha Smith
P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas

GIA logo illustrator original AI with correct blueGoodwill Industries of Arkansas provides a broad range of training and employment opportunities to assist adults in overcoming barriers to employment so they may achieve a level of independence to participate more fully in life. Our skills training, education, job preparation and placement programs build lives, families and communities—one job at a time.

Contact: Staci Croom-Raley, MS, JD
1110 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Little Rock Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Division

The Little Rock Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Arts Division provides individuals with disabilities community recreation and leisure opportunities. Activities available include an adult day program, summer day camp, an annual arts festival, community outings, sports programs, special events, instructional classes and the Therapeutic Recreation Little Rockers Marathon program.

Contact: Sherrie Shinn, CTRS
7201 Dahlia Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72209

Little Rock School District

LRSDLogoThe Little Rock School District provides special needs services through its educational services division. Services include speech, physical and occupational therapy, psychological assessments and special education for teens and young adults age 21 or younger.

Contact: Barbara Barnes
810 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201

Neurorestorative Timber Ridge

NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge is an affiliate of a national provider of post-acute rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological challenges. NeuroRestorative offers day treatment, host home and in-home living, transitional living, supported living and outpatient services.

Contact: Mary Lewis
15000 Highway 298
Benton, AR 72019