About Us

The Easterseals Arkansas Outreach Program and Technology Services (esOPTS),  in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education- Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Special Education Unit is committed to improving educational results for students with disabilities. esOPTS consultants represent a multidisciplinary team of leaders in their respective fields and include:

  • Masters level special educators
  • Curriculum and Instruction Specialists
  • Licensed special education administrators
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Nationally Board Certified Teacher
  • Licensed psychological examiner
  • RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional
  • State licensed and nationally board-certified occupational therapists
  • State licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists

Through capacity-building efforts, the esOPTS consultants work with teams statewide by providing professional development opportunities, mentoring, onsite or remote consultation, and coaching.  In addition to addressing student-specific needs through the CIRCUIT referral process, they also provide targeted assistance to districts interested in developing sustainable programs for all students. This targeted assistance focuses on the use of high leverage practices through continuous cycles of improvement. The esOPTS website offers a statewide short term loan program which enables districts to trial a variety of assistive technologies, evaluations, and curricula.

Our Office

Contact:

Phone: +1 (501) 227-3770
Email: outreachprogram@eastersealsar.com

Address:

Easterseals Arkansas
Outreach Program
3724 Woodland Heights Road
Little Rock, AR 72212

Our Team

Suzie Baker
Suzie BakerDirector
Dianna Griffe
Dianna GriffeAdministrative Assistant
Lory Greer
Lory GreerPsychological Examiner
Linda Petersen
Linda PetersenSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Nancy Dunn
Nancy DunnSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Gretchen Hicks
Gretchen HicksSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Rebecca Walker
Rebecca WalkerSpecial Education Consultant
Jessica Krug
Jessica KrugOccupational Therapy Consultant/Assistive Technology Professional
Caryn Allison
Caryn AllisonSpecial Education Consultant
Dalene Magsam
Dalene Magsam Special Education Consultant
Jenny Hubanks
Jenny HubanksSpecial Education Consultant/Board Certified Behavior Analyst