The Searcy One-Stop Center houses several state agency offices whose missions compliment each other, including ARS, Employment Services Division (ESD), Green Thumb, and Arkansas Workforce Services. If one agency’s resources are not appropriate to help a customer, perhaps another of the agencies housed here can provide a more apt service.
The ARS office at the Searcy One-Stop includes a counselor who serves White County, a RIDAC psychological examiner who travels extensively to serve the needs of District II customers, a medical services liaison who also travels throughout the district to negotiate medical fees with hospitals and doctors, and a secretary who serves all those in the ARS office.
Christie Barttelt, District II Manager
501 West Arch
Searcy, AR 72143
University of Arkansas Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (R&T)
The Research and Training Center (RTC) conducts research, disseminates publications and products, and provides technical assistance to states, agencies, and programs that provide education and rehabilitation services to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with additional disabilities. Key services provided include needs assessment, consumer outcome satisfaction, program evaluation, intervention development, and staff development. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the R & T Center serves a national audience of professionals, researchers, policy-makers, and consumer advocates. The primary mission of the Center is to contribute to enhancing the rehabilitation and employment of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by implementing activities such as those listed above. The RTC is a programmatic unit within the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville College of Education and Health Professions and a collaborating partner with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.
Dr. Douglas Watson, Director
26 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-686-9691 (V/VP)