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Bost, Inc. provides an array of services and programs to support individuals of all ages with developmental and related disabilities in Western Arkansas to live, work and thrive in their own community. From specialized preschool programs to child and adult day programs, to vocational evaluations and training, to residential options, and to one on one care in the community, Bost is there when you need it.

Their vision is to be the best provider of services and solutions for people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Their Mission

People empowering people with disabilities, and their families, to achieve greater independence by providing lifelong choices, support and learning opportunities.

In 1959 Dr. Roger Bost, a pediatrician in Fort Smith, Arkansas, had a vision for special children.

Working with a group of concerned parents, a school for children with developmental delays and mental retardation was formed. Today, Bost, Inc. is an outgrowth of Dr. Bost's dream. Bost, Inc. has become the regional leader in Western Arkansas for services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other related conditions. What a great organization! Currently, the agency touches over 1,000 men, women, and children with disabilities on a daily basis in 28 counties in Western Arkansas with a wide range of services and programs. Bost, Inc. is a community-based, not-for-profit agency dedicated to developing services for and providing services to individuals in Western Arkansas and adjacent regions who have mental and developmental disabilities and other related conditions. The City of Fort Smith is thrilled to have this wonderful organization in our community! For more information about their programs and services please contact Laura Golden, Assistant Executive for DD Services at (479) 478-5605 or email: .

You can help make a difference – I did!  - Wendy Mathis