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Admissions

ACCESS serves families from Arkansas and the surrounding states, including families who have relocated to our state to enroll their children in our programs. If you are interested in choosing ACCESS for your family, contact us to learn about our current availability and information on our admissions process.

How to Apply

  1. Complete an online inquiry or call an ACCESS Admissions representative to begin your admissions process. If completing an online inquiry, an Admissions representative will contact you with further directions.
  2. Complete the full application for your child to be sent to you by an admissions representative.
  3. Schedule any necessary evaluations or visits with the ACCESS admissions team.
  4. Work with the ACCESS admissions team to finalize funding options, schedules, or other necessary information to begin services.

How to Apply

  • Inquire

  • Apply

  • Evaluations & Visits

  • Enroll

Current Openings

ACCESS programs offer year-long rolling enrollment for qualified candidates based on capacity and ability to properly serve each client. Clients and students are offered services on a first-come, first-served basis if they fit the criteria for the specific opening available. Criteria may change based a variety of factors. If you are interested in applying or learning more, call one of our admissions specialists or complete an online inquiry. We currently have openings for the following programs and ages:

ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center

Evaluations, academic therapy, and mental health services is available to new clients on a first-come, first-served basis. We often have immediate availability, and clients may request to be placed on a cancellation list for expediated services. To schedule time for your child, contact our admissions specialist.

Outpatient Therapy

ACCESS currently has availability for new outpatient clients for the following therapies:

Early Childhood Program

The ACCESS Early Childhood program accepts students year-round and currently has openings available for children with developmental disabilities in 0-5. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about our specific openings.

The ACCESS Early Childhood program is NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2024 for all age groups. Fill out an online inquiry to get started.

ACCESS Academy

The ACCESS Academy accepts students year-round and currently has openings available for:

  • Elementary-aged students
  • Early Middle School-aged students
  • Upper Middle/High School Transition-aged Students

To enroll as a student at the ACCESS Academy, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Language age of three
  • Independent in the restroom
  • Behavior isn’t a barrier to learning

For additional questions about ACCESS Academy qualifications, please contact our Admissions team.

ACCESS Life Adult Program

ACCESS Life is currently accepting new members ages 18 and up.

CES Medicaid Waiver

CES Medicaid Waiver is currently accepting new clients.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for ACCESS services displayed below are for the 2023-2024 program year. Amounts listed do not reflect any applicable private insurance coverage, scholarships, or other financial assistance. Please consult with an ACCESS Admissions representative to determine final costs for your family.

ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center Services

  • Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation: $1,100-$1,600, varies based on length of testing
  • Academic Testing Only: $900 per session
  • IQ Testing Only: $500 per session
  • IQ Testing with Adaptive Testing: $700 per session
  • Mental Health Evaluations: $115 per session
  • Mental Health Counseling/Therapy: $47-$93 per session, varies based on length and type of session
  • Academic Therapy (specialized tutoring): $100 consultation fee, $67-$77 per hour + $50 Materials Fee/semester, varies based on location of service

*Please note that ACCESS is currently unable to accept Medicaid for IQ and Adaptive Testing through the AERC with the exception of specific PASSEs. For more information about coverage, contact our Admissions team.

Outpatient Therapy Services

  • Speech, Occupational, Physical or Feeding Therapy Evaluation: $250 per session
  • Speech, Occupational, Physical or Feeding Therapy Services: $101 per hour

ACCESS Full-Time Programs

  • ACCESS Early Childhood
    • Developmental Evaluation: $200
    • Infant Annual Tuition: $8,050
    • Early Childhood 1 - Pre-K 4 Annual Tuition: $8,050
    • Kindergarten Transition Annual Tuition: $11,900
    • After Care Monthly Tuition: $165 based on pickup times and funding options
    • Annual Materials Fee for Medicaid/TEFRA Clients: $360 per year
  • ACCESS Academy
    • ACCESS Academy Testing: $300
    • Annual Tuition: $11,900
    • Monthly After Care Tuition: $265
  • ACCESS Life
    • ACCESS Life Annual Tuition: $9,500
    • ACCESS Life Monthly Materials Fees: $55

Financial Assistance

  • ACCESS accepts private insurance for evaluations, mental health services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other medical-related services. Coverage is based on your individual insurance plan. Check with your provider or call us to talk with an admissions specialist to determine what coverage your private insurance will provide for services at ACCESS.

  • ACCESS accepts AR Kids/Medicaid and TEFRA coverage for qualifying clients. Learn more about all medical coverage programs available through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

    More Info About AR Kids/Medicaid

    More Info About TEFRA

  • Some services offered by ACCESS may be covered through Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS). Learn more about services provided through ARS and who may qualify for those services.

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

  • ACCESS's Waiver team is able to offer a variety of services approved by CES Medicaid Waiver for qualified participants. Our services help provide community engagement through a variety of resources to allow individuals to be involved in the community of their choice. Learn more about how who qualifies for Waiver services and how to apply by visiting the Arkansas Department of Human Service's website.

    ACCESS Waiver Program

    CES Waiver Requirements and How to Apply

  • The Arkansas Children’s Educational Freedom Account (EFA) Program provides flexible funding to families who find that a traditional public school does not meet their student’s specific educational needs. Families who choose to participate in this program will have 90% of their child’s state education funding deposited in an online Educational Freedom Account. State educational funding amounts vary each year. Parents can then use that funding to pay for approved school expenses, such as tuition at an eligible private school. ACCESS Academy is approved as an eligible private school for this program. Learn more about who qualifies for this program via The Reform Alliance.

    The Reform Alliance

  • Additional tuition assistance may be available to ACCESS Academy students after all other funding sources have been exhausted. Available funding varies each year based on contributions and the number of applications received. All awards are granted based on financial needs and are only applicable for the designated year awarded. Contact an Admissions Specialist to inquire about Tuition Assistance.

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