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DD Awareness Month

DD Awareness

 

Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed March 2020 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities want to encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to take part in Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by signing up for one of the supported employment opportunities below. Arkansas businesses are opening their doors either by hosting open houses or by allowing individuals to shadow their employees performing job duties.

Individuals with developmental disabilities are encouraged to take a look at the job showing opportunities below and arrange an appointment with the business of their choice.

*Please note that each of these businesses has a limited number of opportunities, and businesses listed will take appointments on a first call, first served basis. You MUST make an appointment with your business of choice to participate. The contact information for our Participating Community Partners, or participating businesses, is listed below.

The status of available opportunities is listed next to each business. If the business has not yet been marked “FULL,” you can still call to schedule your appointment.

Many thanks to the following Participating Community Partners who are providing Supported Employment Opportunities during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March 2020:

Business Name Location Contact Details

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Benton:
1115 Ferguson Dr.
Benton, AR 72015
Kimberley Baker
501-317-1390
Call to set up your job shadowing opportunity for:
- Thursdays in March from 9:00am-12:00pm

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Helena:
507 Cherry St
Helena, AR 72342
Everett Adamson
870-338-2753
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Hot Springs:
200 Reserve St.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Kimberley Baker
501-623-4479
Call to set up your job shadowing opportunity for:
- Wednesdays in March from 9:00am-12:00pm

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

West Memphis:
206 Shopping Way
West Memphis, AR 72301

Everett Adamson
870-338-2753
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm
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Little Rock:
16105 Chenal Pkwy
Little Rock, AR 72223

Jon Taylor or Telisha Kelly
501-821-8006
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Receiving: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays
from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Fitting room: Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Pinnacle Logo

Little Rock:
10700 N Rodney Parham, Suite A7
Little Rock, AR

Ask for the manager.
501-225-6060

Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Tuesday, March 17th 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 19th 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Priceless Cuties Logo

Hot Springs:
3812 Central Ave Suite H
Hot Springs AR 71913

Carolyn Price
501-831-1195

Call to set up your job shadowing opportunity anytime in the month of March. Learn how to make customized clothing, Yeti tumblers, how to assist customers, and about party planning and set up.

-Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Special Olympics Arkansas

Little Rock:
2115 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR   72114

Natalie Leopard
501-771-0222
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- March 3 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm  or
- March 5 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Lunch will be provided.
State Farm, Anthony Smith Agency

Little Rock:
​​​​​​Anthony Smith Agency
10 Otter Creek Ct Suite A
Little Rock, AR 72210

Anthony Smith
or Jackie Hooks
501-407-0635
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Monday, March 16th 10:00am-2:00pm
- Wednesday, March 18th 10:00am-2:00pm
THINK Coffee logo Conway:
2751 Dave Ward Drive
Conway, AR 72032
John Keith
501-499-5052

Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Fridays in March.

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Benton:
20440 I -30 North
Benton, AR 72019

Joan Francois
501-794-5673
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- Stockroom: Mondays through Fridays
from  9:00am- 11:30am
- Fitting room: Mondays through Fridays
from 9:00 am -11:30 am
Wendy's Logo

Hot Springs:
4326 Central Ave
Hot Springs                    

Ginger Simmons
501-525-6447 
Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for one of these dates and times:
- March 3 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- March 4 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- March 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Xpert Diagnostics N. Little Rock:
425 West Broadway
North Little Rock, AR  72114

Matt Gerke
501-404-4789 
or
Jeff Sims
501-352-2262

Call to set up your job shadowing appointment for:
- March 23-27, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Greeter/Receptionist 
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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