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

Our Team

Suzie Baker
Suzie BakerDirector
Dianna Griffe
Dianna GriffeAdministrative Assistant
Lory Greer, M.S., L.P.E
Lory Greer, M.S., L.P.EPsychological Examiner
Linda Petersen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Linda Petersen, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Nancy Dunn, M.S., CCC-SLP
Nancy Dunn, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Gretchen S. Hicks, M.S., CCC-SLP
Gretchen S. Hicks, M.S., CCC-SLPSpeech-Language Pathology Consultant
Rebecca Walker, Ed.S., NBCT
Rebecca Walker, Ed.S., NBCTSpecial Education Consultant
Jessica Krug, M.S., OTR/L, ATP
Jessica Krug, M.S., OTR/L, ATPOccupational Therapy Consultant/ Assistive Technology Professional
Caryn Allison, M.Ed.
Caryn Allison, M.Ed.Special Education Consultant
Dalene Magsam, M.Ed.
Dalene Magsam, M.Ed.Special Education Consultant
Jenny Hubanks, M.Ed
Jenny Hubanks, M.EdSpecial Education Consultant/ Board Certified Behavior Analyst