Stepping Stone School
1036 Hwy 64 East
PO Box 2389
Alma, AR 72921
Every Child…Every Chance…Every Day
Stepping Stone’s mission…to support children and adults with developmental disabilities and enhance their quality of life within an environment that offers an abundance of opportunity and choice.
Stepping Stone Therapeutic Preschool provides services to children ages six weeks to five years of age with developmental delays throughout Crawford County. The program is designed to prepare all children for a successful public school experience. We provide Physical, Speech, Occupational, and Behavioral Therapies as well as transportation, nursing, service coordination and nutritional supports. We serve as a satellite facility for the UAMS Dennis Development Center for this portion of the state. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call today to set up a free evaluation for your child.
ACS Waiver department provides services to children and adults in Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties to integrate clients with their communities. We offer supportive living, case management, transportation, alternative living, environmental modification and adaptive equipment services. Clients also can participate in our satellite Behavior Health services provided by Western Arkansas Guidance and Counseling. Hours of operation are individually designed to meet the needs of the client and family.
Personal Care department offers supportive services to children and adults to teach and assist with the skills needed to have the most independent life possible. Personal Care works under a physician’s order and is overseen by a registered nurse. The care plan is tailored to the needs of the individual client. Services include hands-on assistance with personal hygiene and grooming, meal preparation and diet monitoring and eating, household chores that are related to the client as well as grocery shopping and cleaning the client area and changing bed linens. Hours of operation are individually designed to meet the needs of the client and family.
Cedar Ridge ICF/ID residential services provide a combination of medical and skills training in a ten bed 24-hour supervised facility. A core value of Cedar Ridge is treating each and every client first as an individual person; with all training goals focused on providing the client with the necessary skills to enable them to transition to a less restrictive residential environment. These services are provided in a unique living atmosphere that feels like home with including private bedrooms and baths. Clients participate in the Job training skills provided by the Jobs Plus facilities.
Jobs Plus services include an adult development classroom which focuses on prevocational and home living skills as well as the sheltered workshop which provides job readiness training. Jobs Plus offers the supports necessary for all individuals to take advantage of the potential for gainful employment and for successful community integration. Clients also can participate in our satellite Adult Behavior Health serves provided by Western Arkansas Guidance and Counseling. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.