Special needs clinic opens in Springdale

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Kids Unlimited Learning Academy recently opened a 16,000-square-foot clinic in Springdale, and it is the company’s ninth clinic in Arkansas.

The clinic at 1268 Electric Ave. provides day treatment and outpatient services for special needs children, from newborns to those in kindergarten. It will also provide services over the summer to special needs children in school.

Shelly Keller, president and co-founder, explained the need for services led the company to open a new clinic. The company previously opened a clinic in Farmington.

The Springdale clinic has a capacity to see up to 100 children per day and is expected to have about 40 employees by the end of 2020, Keller said. The positions include teachers, teachers’ assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, transportation staff, administrative staff, cooks and nurses.

Lauren Widmer was appointed clinic director for the Springdale clinic. She previously worked at the company’s clinic in Farmington before being promoted to clinic director of the Fort Smith location.

Parent company, Miracle Kids Success Academy in Jonesboro, has been providing services to special needs children since 2009 and treats more than 300 children daily at its nine clinics across the state. The company has about 300 employees at its clinics, Keller said.

“We believe the participation of family and caregivers in the treatment process is fundamental to empower children to participate in life’s activities,” Keller said. “It is our mission to improve the lives of children by providing the highest quality therapeutic, educational and medical services designed to each child’s potential. We truly believe we see miracles every day at our clinics in the lives of our kiddos and their families.”