Cheri Stevenson, M.S., CCC-SLP, is the Director of Academy and Adult Services at ACCESS, a non-profit in Little Rock Arkansas providing evaluations, therapy services, full-time education, vocational training, community integration, mental health services and more for individuals with special needs. Cheri is responsible for day-to-day management of the non-profit’s organization including: the school-aged Academy program which provides individualized education for students with language and learning difficulties and/or developmental delays or disorders; the educational and vocational training component of the organization’s horticulture and ceramics programs; ACCESS Life program for adults; CES Waiver services; and more. Cheri also serves as the lead director for the organization’s Academy and Young Adult campus which also houses the ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center and school-aged outpatient therapy services.
Prior to joining ACCESS in 1998, Stevenson administered speech-language evaluations and diagnostics for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Department of Pediatrics at the Dennis Developmental Center. Before that, she provided early intervention therapy and diagnostics for the birth-to-2 program at Easter Seals Arkansas. A graduate of UAMS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she has a master’s degree in communication disorders. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ouachita Baptist University. She is certified in the Neo-Natal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale®, The DuBard Association Method® and Interactive Metronome.
Stevenson is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she serves as the representative for the Therapy Advisory Council for Medicaid and QSource.