Since 1959, Bost has been providing choices and opportunities in Western Arkansas for individuals with developmental and related disabilities so that they may live, work and play in the community.

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Gayelynn Jordan

Posted on: Feb 8, 2013

Gayelynn Jordan has worked at the Bost, Inc. Dardanelle location for 3 years.  Her niece worked at Bost in Fort Smith and recommended that she apply.  She says her job as a van driver/instructor is the best job she’s ever had.  She runs a van route for 1.5 hours in the morning, picking up adults that are served at the Dardanelle Bost (ADC) Adult Development Center.  She then helps get breakfast ready and served, works on with those enrolled in the ADC program on individual goals, and then it is exercise time.  The individuals served then get some free time for computer work, Wii play, or art.  In the afternoon, the individuals at the center will play games.  Soon the curriculum will be changed to allow  for instruction in time/money management, health/hygiene, and laundry/kitchen skills.

Gayelynn says the job is sometimes stressful but she feels appreciated every day and proud of her accomplishments and the accomplishments of those she assists.  She said her job makes her feel good.

She has been able to work one-on-one with an individual to help him learn sign language, as was his goal.  They utilized videos on YouTube to learn the sign language together.  It was his goal to learn 16 signs and he has already learned and uses 40 on a regular basis!  She is now working with the same individual served on math and counting.  He has also learned how to operate a computer, using the mouse to properly arrange money in the correct categories.  Gayelynn has been instrumental in assisting this individual accomplish and go beyond his goals.  Gayelynn has truly found a job that loves her.

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