When Sam Sanders discovered there were no services available for disabled people like his daughter, Sammie Gail, he set out to change that.
In 1971, Sanders founded the Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled to provide services that foster care and independence for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Sanders’ program for 13 individuals in an abandoned single-room grocery store has expanded to multiple facilities that serve over 500 people with special needs.
AEDD offers various therapies, treatment centers, training opportunities, residential facilities, and early intervention preschools, many of which are free for those with disabilities. Donate to their mission.
– Rebecca Hastings, The Arkansas 100