Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc

Providing opportunities for those with developmental delays and disabilities since 1968


Please visit our "Services" page to learn more about our programs.  We are enrolling now!

Contact us!
Physical Address:
1616 N. Vine St.
Magnolia, AR

Mail:
Magnolia Specialized Services

P.O. Box 595
Magnolia, AR 71754

Phone:
MSS Admin.        870-234-6118
Adult Program    870-234-4118
Preschool Program 870-234-8979 & 870-234-9108

Fax
:
870-234-0118

Email:

saracarrington@sbcglobal.net (Executive Director)

jeffreyjester@sbcglobal.net (Adult Development Director)

johnniew@sbcglobal.net
(Assistant to the Exectutive Director)

leahmorgan_cec@sbcglobal.net (Preschool Director)


Welcome to MSS

Magnolia Specialized Services WILL


be in session for the rest of this week,


March 12-15, 2019. 

    Our Mission


Magnolia Specialized Services provides opportunities and choices for those with developmental delays and disabilities. Among these opportunities are individualized day programs that address applicable goals and objectives such as:

-Employment training

-Speech, occupational and physical      therapies

-Adult Group home and apartment  living   arrangements

-Employment within Magnolia Specialized  Specialized Services, paying at least  minimum wage

-Transportation to and from day programs,  to places in the community, to Special          Olympics events and to selected vacation                                                             destinations

                                                      - The provision of skilled staff to assist                                                                 individuals in their homes, in order to allow                                                         for more independent living.


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         Recent News

Merry Christmas from Magnolia Specialized Services!

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     Special Olympics Volleyball

MSS Athletes and partners traveled to Conway, Arkansas, on November 6-7, 2018, for the Special Olympics State Volleyball tournament, held at the Don Owens Sports Complex.  MSS brought two teams, pictured above. The traditional team finished with gold medals.  The Unified team earned silver.


Top Photo:  MSS Traditional team:  Athletes,  Priscilla, D'Andre, Tra'Darias, Julius, Zack, Ruston, Charles, Craig and Delydrice


Bottom Photo: MSS Unified team:  Athletes, Alisha, Jaylon, Chris, Dion and Willie.  Staff partners, Lisa, Jeffery and Reggie.  

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Halloween

Staff and clients alike enjoyed their 2018 Halloween celebration.  Pictured above:  Staff members as the Dwarves, Back row, L to R, Angelia, Rebecca, Jackie M., Jackie K., Chanadra, Sharifa, and Reggie.  Front, Snow White, Marilyn

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           Blue and Gold Day

MSS joined other Magnolia nonprofits and businesses in welcoming Southern Arkansas University students back to campus, on Tuesday, August 21 at the third annual Blue and Gold Day.  We appreciate what SAU does for our community, and for MSS.  


We served the students a snack at our booth, and held a raffle for a $75  gift card from Corner Clubhouse, a local restaurant. Pictured here is the winner, Chloee Richard, left, along with Staff member, Stephanie.  Congrats, Chloee!   



The adult clients, all decked out for Blue and Gold Day.  

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           Aloha!  Luau Time!

Maybe it was mid August hot weather which put our adult clients in the mood for a Luau.  The adults and staff prepared delicious food and drink, and the adults enjoyed a dance, as well.

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MSS Represents at Seattle Special               Olympics Nationals

The staff of Magnolia Specialized Services are proud of our athletes, Craig, Dion, and Prissy, and staff member, Drew, for their performances in July, at the National Special Olympic Games, in Seattle, Washington.  All of our participants brought home medals. 

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     Bridget "Shell" Gulley  

         

         July 9, 1983-July 11, 2017


With great sadness, we said goodbye to our dear friend, co-worker, and MSS family member, Bridget "Shell" Gulley, after a brave battle with cancer.  Bridget began at Magnolia Specialized Services on 1/6/2005 working as a teacher for children ages 3 to 5 who have special needs.  In addition, Bridget drove a van to transport the children and adults to school every day. Bridget was loved by all, and made a difference in the lives of many                                                                    children in her twelve years.  Bridget is missed by all,                                                                      and will be forever in our hearts. 


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Floor Hockey Gold Medal Winners

"Night to Shine" Prom