The Bost Adult Day and Work 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.
Our Fort Smith Location serves Sebastian County, Crawford County and the surrounding area and our Dardanelle Location serves Yell County, Pope County and the surrounding area.
Staying true to Bost’s mission of empowering people, the Adult Day Center offers the opportunity to acquire greater knowledge in:
- Home Living Skills
- Time & Money Skills
- Health & Hygiene Skills
- Socialization/Communication Skills
- Inter-personal Skills
The individuals learn from the staff how to interact appropriately in all types of everyday situations. The Adult Development Center promotes the individuals to take responsibility 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 one or more of the following before the age of 22: intellectual disability (Full Scale IQ 70 or below), cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, epilepsy or autism spectrum disorder. Conversely, a person who has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, or Down syndrome does not have to have an intellectual disability to receive services. The other requirements are a copy of the last psychological done after age 18, a prescription from physician, a current physical, and active Arkansas Medicaid.
Some referral sources for ADC/WD Services are:
- Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS), Doctors, Public School System, Other Developmental Disability providers
Other types of services offered include:
- Work Development (See Below), Job Placement (FS), Supported Employment (FS)
Other types of services/activities include:
- Special Olympics, Holiday Parties, Transportation Services Community Based Activities
The Bost Adult Development Center also offers Work Development in Fort Smith. The Work Development Program currently requires individuals to meet the same requirements as outlined for ADC Services except they must be at least 25 and can be included for one or more days in the individual’s program plan (IPP). This program allows individuals to work and learn job skills through actual paid work experience with the ultimate goal of gaining community employment.
For further information about Bost ADC and Work Development please contact Rhonda Jones, ADC/Work Development Director 479-478-5450 in Fort Smith or Cindy Hardgrave, ADC Manager 479-229-2220 in Dardanelle.