Division of Developmental Disabilities Services


The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services believes individuals and their families should have choices when selecting the appropriate services in their local community. This allows each individual to maximize his or her abilities while enjoying a quality of life that matches those abilities. It also will prevent individuals from being forced to access more expensive and intrusive services. The Division is responsible for the overall coordination of services for Arkansans with developmental disabilities. The Division’s Director’s office is the point of contact for the public. The Director’s office also coordinates with interested groups to provide as many service options as possible, oversees the five human development centers and provides administrative support. Within the Division, there are four sections: Financial Services, Waiver, Children and Quality Assurance/Licensure.

Dr. James C. Green has been the Division Director since February of 2003.  Prior to his appointment, he served as the Superintendent of the now-closed Alexander Human Development Center, a 112 bed Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded, for four years. A native of Monticello, Dr. Green earned a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in Mental Retardation and Behavioral Disorders from the University of Missouri in 1994. He also is an experienced Special Education teacher, a former consultant to many community-based organizations and has owned and operated group homes. 

For additional information about this division, see DDS Sections.


Developmental Disabilities Services Board

Programs and Services

Below are the current programs and services offered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. Click the name of the program or service for a link to additional information.

Contact Information

Office Address Phone/TDD Email
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities ServicesP.O. Box 1437, Slot N505
    Little Rock, AR 72203


Name Title Phone Email
  • James BraderDirector of DDS501-682-8665Email
  • Melissa StoneAssistant Director – Compliance and Monitoring501-682-4747Email
  • Shelley LeeAssistant Director – Quality Assurance501-683-3619Email
  • Traci HarrisAssistant Director – Children’s Services501-682-8670Email
  • Deborah TennerAssistant Director – Financial/Administrative Services501-682-8572Email
  • Steve FarmerHDC Superintendent – Arkadelphia870-246-8011
    Fax: 870-246-3864
  • Jeff GonyeaHDC Superintendent – Booneville479-675-1401
    Fax: 479-675-2518
  • Calvin PriceHDC Superintendent – Conway501-329-6851
    Fax: 501-336-0508
  • Forrest SteeleHDC Superintendent - Jonesboro870-932-5230
    Fax: 870-935-3463
  • Linda ScalesHDC Interim Superintendent – Southeast Arkansas870-226-6774
    Fax: 870-226-5361