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.

Adult Development Center

A great piece of Bost's mission is to enable adults with limitations to develop vocational and work-readiness skills.

The Bost Adult Development Center, located in the Marilyn Foster Vocational Complex at 7701 South Zero Street in Fort Smith and 415 South 6th Street in Dardanelle, provides a variety of learning opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.  Staying true to Bost's mission of achieving independence and learning opportunities, the Adult Development Center offers the opportunity to acquire greater knowledge in:

  • Home Living Skills

  • Health & Hygiene Skills

  • Time & Money Skills

  • Socialization/Communication Skills

  • Inter-personal Skills

The individuals learn from staff how to interact appropriately in all types of everyday situations.  The Adult Development Center encourages the individuals to take responsibiltiy for their own actions and to have respect for themselves and others.


ADC Services accepts individuals age 18 to 21 that have a high school diploma or certificate of completion.  For individuals over the age of 21, this is no longer a requirement.  All individuals must have been diagnosed with a developmental disability and have one or more handicapping conditions.  The other requirements are a current psychological (ICAP if over 21), prescription from physician and active Arkansas Medicaid.

Some referral sources for ADC Services are:

  • Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS)

  • Arkansas Rehabiliation Services (ARS)

  • Public School System

  • Other Developmental Disability Providers

Other types of services at the Fort Smith center include:

  • Work Development

  • Job Skills Development

  • Comprehensive Assessments

  • Speech Therapy

  • Job Placement

  • Supported Employment

Other types of services/activities include:

  • Special Olympics

  • Holiday Parties

  • Transportation Services

  • Community Based Activities

For more information on either Adult Development Center, please contact:

Rhonda Jones
Pre-Vocational Director
Phone: 479.478.5450
Fax:  479.478.6004

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