Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

inclusion. integration. independence.


Funded Projects

As of March 2017, there are three projects funded by the Council:

1. Council Website and Marketing Project

2. Arkansas Department of Human Services / Developmental Disabilities Division (DDS) Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Partnership (EFSLMP) Project -

A project to provide mentoring and training for service providers on the transition from sheltered work environments to competitive, integrated employment. This project had kick-off meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017. This meeting introduced the project and provided preliminary guidance for the participating agencies.

3. University of Arkansas / Partners for Inclusive Communities Self Advocacy Network Development (SAND) Project -

A project to employ a statewide self-advocate coordinator (who is a self-advocate), to provide regional training across the state for self-advocates, and to support the hosting of a regional conference for Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).  Arkansas’ statewide self-advocate coordinator began work in December 2016.


This page will be updated as more projects are funded across the state.