Easterseals Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have an exciting new program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in central Arkansas.
The Academics, Community, Career Development and Employment Program (ACCE) – similar to the Think College initiative – is an opportunity for students to have a college experience and prepare for competitive employment. Academics, social support, work exploration, and job placement are all components of the program.
ACCE is a two-semester program on the UA Little Rock campus. It is an ideal program for young adults with intellectual disabilities, such as autism and Asperger's syndrome.
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The first ACCE class of seven students graduated in August 2017 in a special ceremony on campus. While addressing the graduates, UA Little Rock Chancellor Andrew Rogerson emphasized the importance of higher education, employment, and living independently for sucess. Keynote speaker Rick Fleetwood, CEO of Snell Prosthetics and Orthotics and Easterseals board member who also serves on the national Easterseals Board of Directors, praised the graduates for being the first people to complete a program that has the potential to help many others.
All of the graduates were awarded a free membership to the UA Little Rock Alumni Association.