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Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) strives to provide quality services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and delays. We believe clients and their families should have choices when selecting appropriate services in their local community. The Division provides an array of services through Medicaid funded programs and federally funded grants. Our Intake and Referral unit is the best place to start if you are seeking services. You can contact Intake and Referral by calling 501-683-5687.

DDS provides the following services:

Oversight

      Developmental Disabilities Services Board

DDS Policy (Link)

 

Contact Information

Office Address Phone Email
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

P.O. Box 1437, Slot N501
Little Rock, AR 72203

Phone: (501) 683-0870

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Melissa Stone Director, DDS

Phone: (501) 682-8665 Fax: (501) 682-8380

Email
Thomas Tarpley Deputy Director/Interim CFO

Phone: (501) 682-8668 Fax: (501) 683-4745

Email
Regina Davenport Assistant Director, Tier 2 & Tier 3 Services

Phone: (501) 683-0575 Fax: (501) 682-8687

Email
Tammy Benbrook Assistant Director, Human Development Center Liaison

Phone: (501) 682-4747 Fax: (501) 682-8380

Email
Kerry Gambill HDC Superintendent – Arkadelphia

Phone: (870) 246-8011 Fax: (870) 246-3864

Email
Jeff Gonyea HDC Superintendent – Booneville

Phone: (479) 675-2121 Fax: (479) 675-2518

Email
Sarah Murphy HDC Superintendent – Conway

Phone: (501) 329-6851 Fax: (501) 336-0508

Email
Steven Farmer HDC Superintendent – Jonesboro

Phone: (870) 932-4043 Fax: (870) 935-3463

Email
Mark Wargo HDC Superintendent – Warren

Phone: (870) 226-6774 Fax: (870) 226-5361

Email
Tracy Turner Assistant Director of First Connections Email
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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