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.


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
  • Melissa StoneDirector, DDS(501) 682-8665
    Fax: (501) 682-8390
  • Thomas TarpleyAssistant Director; Contracts, Grant Monitoring, Children Services and Quality Assurance(501) 682-8668
    Fax: (501) 683-4745
  • Regina DavenportAssistant Director, Waiver Services(501) 683-0575
    Fax: (501) 682-8687
  • Elizabeth PitmanAssistant Director; Transformation and Special Projects
    Fax: (501) 682-8390
  • VACANTAssistant Director, Financial/Administrative Services(501) 682-8158
    Fax: (501) 682-8679
  • VACANTAssistant Director, Human Development Centers(501) 682-8677
    Fax: (501) 682-8390
  • Johnathan JonesInterim HDC Superintendent – Arkadelphia(870) 246-8011
    Fax: (870) 246-3864
  • Jeff GonyeaHDC Superintendent – Booneville(479) 675-2121
    Fax: (479) 675-2518
  • Sarah MurphyHDC Superintendent – Conway(501) 329-6851
    Fax: (501) 336-0508
  • Steven FarmerHDC Superintendent – Jonesboro(870) 932-4043
    Fax: (870) 935-3463
  • Mark WargoInterim HDC Superintendent – Warren(870) 226-6774
    Fax: (870) 226-5361