Voices of SLS

What The Community Is Saying

SLS offers a highly interactive, human-centered project, creating housing, employment, recreation, learning, outreach and more. The May Institute is pleased to partner with SLS in developing this unique, groundbreaking approach for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Lauren SolotarCEO, May Institute

SLS will not only provide services not currently available for adults with developmental disabilities in our community and stimulate economic activity, but the effort will also create research and talent development opportunities for students and faculty at the University of Arkansas.

Chancellor Joseph SteinmetzUniversity of Arkansas

We believe in helping one another in this city, which is why SLS is such an important project for Fayetteville. SLS is so much more than just quality jobs; it’s inclusive workforce development for a portion of the population that is highly underserved.

Mayor Lioneld JordanCity of Fayetteville

We must all participate in the movement to normalize the disability experience and increase awareness of the fact that those with “special needs” also have the same needs and desires of ALL humans... to love and be loved, and to engage in meaningful work, fully integrated in the community. What's lacking is simply the resources, programs and supports to make this dream a reality.

Dr. Cindy Fong

Families & the People We Serve

The most important partners are the participants from whom we learn every day, and the families caring for their loved ones. More stories to come.

Mary Borman

Our Business Partners

Incredible Things Can Happen With Your Support

The need for innovative, person-centered services and support continues to exceed the available resources, leaving a generation of people with emotional and intellectual disabilities and their families in a programmatic, financial and personal crisis.

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