Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS)

Psychological Services

Psychological Services is an evaluation service designed to assist Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) counselors with client eligibility.  Psychological Services is comprised of two programs, RIDAC (Rehabilitation Initial Diagnosis and Assessment for Clients) and LEC (Learning Evaluation Center), that provide a range of psychological assessments to ARS clients across the state.  Program personnel include licensed psychological examiners and, ideally, a psychologist or neuropsychologist.

RIDAC personnel travel the state conducting screening assessments as part of the process for ARS client eligibility. The screening assessments are designed to confirm or deny a previously established diagnosis, identify client strengths and weaknesses, and identify any accommodations needed to promote academic or vocational success.  Assessments are conducted in 28 cities across the state from Fort Smith to Fayetteville to Texarkana to West Memphis to El Dorado to Monticello and many cities in between. 

LEC personnel conduct individual comprehensive assessments as part of the process for ARS client eligibility.  A comprehensive assessment is utilized when available records that document the client’s disability are outdated, previous test results are unclear, or when no formal diagnosis has ever been established. Additionally, a client might be referred for a comprehensive assessment as a result of a medical condition (stroke, head injury, etc.).   LEC reports are utilized by both 2-year and 4-year colleges as well as technical and trade schools in order to provide appropriate accommodations in academic and vocational settings.

Psychological Services provides evaluations for clients who wish to pursue ARS services.  Referrals for assessment are generated by the Vocational Counselor. Referrals from outside the agency are not accepted.

You may contact Psychological Services at:   501-686-2812 or  Email: ARS.Psych@arkansas.gov

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To file an unemployment claim, please visit EZARC.ADWS.Arkansas.gov. Questions about unemployment insurance claims may be directed to the UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178.

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1099s

If you received unemployment insurance benefits during the year 2022, you need a 1099 form to file your income tax return. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services will mail 1099s by January 31, 2023, to the address on file as of January 17, 2023. If you do not receive your 1099 in the mail by February 12, 2023, you may call the UI Hotline to be sure we have the correct address on file. 1099s will not be mailed to updated addresses prior to February 12, 2023. UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178 Read more here.

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