City of Fort Smith Spotlight of the Month is..

The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center

kidsThe City of Fort Smith is very proud to have The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center in our city!!!! The mission of this wonderful organization is to provide support and learning opportunities in the community for children and adults with development disabilities and to provide all individuals an opportunity for a full and productive life through therapy services. The Gregory Kistler Center, Inc. was founded in 1978 and was named after Jennifer Kistler’s brother who was injured in a car accident at the age of 6.

Since 1978, The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center has been a place of hope to thousands of children in our region. This wonderful organization helps provide opportunities for all children to lead full, productive lives with the assistance of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language therapy. A child is never turned away from the Kistler Center due to the financial circumstances of the family. Now, as a provider of Waiver Services, the Kistler Center can continue to help children and adults by providing choice and opportunity to live, play, and work in the home and community environments.

The children who receive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy at The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center span a wide range of diagnoses and needs. Some children need assistance with the basics of daily living, such as feeding and sitting up, while others may have problems with balance and coordination. The child’s diagnosis and individual needs determine the frequency and duration of treatment with most children receiving therapy regularly for a period of months to several years.

If you are interested in more information and would like to contact this wonderful organization, please call 479-785-4677.

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