Our Purpose

The Easterseals Arkansas Outreach Program and Technology Services (OPTS) has formed a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education-Special Education Unit (ADE-SEU) for the purpose of helping students with disabilities succeed in school and be more successful in their adult life. Through capacity building efforts to create systems change with assistive technology and special education classrooms in school districts, and student specific referrals through CIRCUIT, Easterseals OPTS professionals travel statewide to assist teachers, parents, administrators and therapists in development or implementation of appropriate programs for their students who may experience difficulties in the classroom which could range from behavior, concentration, language use, physical disabilities, peer interaction or developmental disabilities. The Easterseals OPTS team is a group of experienced special education consultants, occupational therapists, technology consultants, speech-language pathologists, a psychological examiner, an autism specialist and a certified traumatic-brain injury specialist.

Requests for services will generate a follow-up phone call from an Easterseals OPTS consultant, who will then help determine if the student or his/her school team would benefit from one or more of the following services:

  • School team consultation
  • Psychoeducational evaluations including testing for autism
  • Professional development courses
  • AAC assessment
  • Assistive technology consultation and guidance with assessment for students served under IEP
  • Regional training, on-site team coaching or in-service training
  • District-level Assistive Technology Team Building
  • Adaptation or modification of materials or the classroom setting
  • Project Prepare

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

Hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday 8AM–4PM
Tuesday 8AM–4PM
Wednesday 8AM–4PM
Thursday 8AM–4PM
Friday 8AM–4PM
Saturday Closed

Our Team

Suzie Baker
Suzie BakerDirector
Dianna Griffe
Dianna GriffeAdministrative Assistant
Laura McCammon
Laura McCammonSpecial Education Consultant
Syd Adams
Syd AdamsSpecial Education Consultant
Lory Greer
Lory GreerPsychological Examiner
Samantha Henry
Samantha HenrySpecial Education Consultant
Debbie Ware
Debbie WareSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant/Autism Specialist
Gretchen Hicks
Gretchen HicksSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Linda Petersen
Linda PetersenSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Ruth Eyres
Ruth EyresSpecial Education Consultant
Nancy Dunn
Nancy DunnSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Amy Goddard
Amy GoddardOccupational Therapy Consultant/Assistive Technology Specialist
Megan Davis
Megan DavisSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Rebecca Walker
Rebecca WalkerSpecial Education Consultant