ARS has 19 field offices across the state serving all 75 counties. We also operate the Arkansas Career Training Institute which is a comprehensive, state-owned rehabilitation facility--one of only nine in the country and the only one in the country west of the Mississippi River.
To achieve its mission Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) provides a variety of training and career preparation programs.
- Access & Accommodations
- Arkansas Career Training Institute
- Business Services
- Field Services
- Program Planning, Development & Evaluation
Access & Accommodations Program staff are accommodation specialists who can assist employers and employees when it comes to addressing employee performance issues because of disability in the workplace. Need an accommodation because of a sensory, learning, or physical limitation? Need assistance to stay at work or return to work?
Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI) provides vocational training and services that lead to employment opportunities for students served by Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. Serving more than 400 students annually, ACTI is the third largest vocational rehabilitation center in the country. Students are referred to ACTI for evaluation, training, and placement by the vocational rehabilitation counselors who are located in field offices serving each county in the state. Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, ACTI is one of only eight comprehensive rehabilitation centers in the United States.
As a workforce development partner, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) assists clients with finding the right job so they can lead productive and independent lives. Business Relations Services also assist businesses in achieving a competitive advantage by offering qualified job candidates who are trained in a wide variety of skills and have the good work habits that employers value.
Services include career and technical education and training,
PPD&E provides administrative services to the Commissioner, the field services program and the agency divisions in support of the overall mission of ARS. Administrative services include policy interpretation and promulgation, federal reporting on case services, federal state plans, quality assurance case review, community program development for external employment services and oversight, Ticket to Work, and Social Security cost reimbursement activities; and Due Process compliance.