AEDD was formed in order to provide pre-employment training, real work opportunities, recreational and leisure time activities, and development of daily living skills for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) in the Little Rock area. AEDD board members and the executive staff personally guaranteed a note for five thousand dollars to begin operations.Read more..
See the following video for an overview of our programs and services.Watch the video
Why We Serve
Imagine the doctor telling you your child has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a genetic disease causing bones to be so brittle they can break just from a slight touch. How do you care for such a baby?Read more...
See adjacent links for information on renting AEDD's multipurpose center.
See adjacent links for information on AEDD's work programs and services.
Curtain Call for a Cause is just around the corner! Join us on May 30th, 2013 for a night of music, theater and wonderful food, all for a great cause.
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On April 1st, 2013, AEDD hosted its 2nd annual Tee Off For a Cause Tournament.
And the winners were...
AEDD is a non-profit, 501-3c organization founded in 1971 that provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and/or delays. Our administration office and adult skills training center are located in Little Rock, while the children’s learning center preschool is located in North Little Rock. Find out more...
Empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to improve the quality of their lives.
Click the link below to watch a heartwarming video on AEDD's Facebook page about Jaci, one of AEDD's many clients. Jaci is a little girl with Osteogensis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease) that attends the AEDD Sammie Gail Sanders Children's Learning Center in North Little Rock.
On Saturday, May 18th, the Sammie Gail Sanders Learning Center will host a Preschool Carnival. The carnival will last from 10 A.M. until noon. The carnival will be held at Dickey Stevens Stadium in North Little Rock.
AEDD will host a rummage sale on Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at the AEDD Multipurpose Center. AEDD will also host its first annual craft fair on October 5th, 2013. Please see the following documents for more information, as well as a sign-up sheet.
The Children's Learning Center preschool is in the process of updating its inventory of carseats in order to comply with new regulations. AEDD requires a minimum of 80 carseats (at around $60 a piece) for transport purposes.
Donations to help us meet this goal would be greatly appreciated!
The AEDD Resource Center hosted a grand opening ceremony on January 11, 2013. The Resource Center is located at 1810 Franklin Street in North Little Rock.
There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1pm hosted by AEDD and North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Terry Hartwick.
The AEDD Candle Co. Webstore will be open soon - stay tuned!