Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative Director
Rebekah Seljan, B.S, M.A. has been part of Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative in partnership with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services for six years and is currently the Director. Rebekah loves watching and assisting with Project SEARCH staff and interns around Arkansas's seven host sites, reaching their goals. Rebekah believes that each intern can reach their employment goals while learning so much about themselves. She strives to do whatever it takes for our interns to be successful in the program and beyond. As her experience has grown in Project SEARCH, she has seen first-hand how this program changes lives and has loved every minute. Rebekah is also a Project SEARCH International Curriculum Work Group member and has created a new curriculum for Project SEARCH. She has been a previous speaker at two Project SEARCH Annual Conferences.
Before joining ACCESS, Rebekah worked with individuals with disabilities in various settings, including job coaching and waiver services, for five years. She holds a Master of Arts with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Rebekah graduated in the top 10% of her class with her master’s degree. This has landed her in multiple honor societies.
Rebekah’s favorite part of working for ACCESS is celebrating all the milestones the interns achieve daily in their employment and personal goals! Some of these goals are learning how to drive, owning their first apartment, or being able to put money into a savings account, all because they landed and earned a job that best fits their needs. When she is not working with the outstanding interns and staff at Project SEARCH, Rebekah enjoys her two Great Dane dogs, travels with her husband, and is with her friends and family.