Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc

Providing opportunities for those with developmental delays and disabilities since 1968

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Physical Address:
1616 N. Vine St.
Magnolia, AR

Magnolia Specialized Services

P.O. Box 595
Magnolia, AR 71754

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


Email: (Executive Director) (Adult Development Director) (Preschool Director)

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

Magnolia Specialized Services Inc. complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  Therefore, Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion or disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc.'s programs and activities, as well as Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc.'s hiring or employment practices.  Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc.  (Executive Director/Title Vl Coordinator/ADA Section 504 Coordinator), Sara Carrington, 870-234-6118 (Voice/TTY 711) or the following email address:  

Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title Vl Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille. 

Welcome to MSS

    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

Public Notice From MSS

Fundraising Opportunities  

Every year we organize photoshoots to allow our students to express their creative ambitions! We in turn use the photos to create amazing Calendars for the next year. We have had photoshoot ideas from Vintage Victorian Era to Marry Poppins! The ideas and joy this event creates are endless. If you would like to purchase a Calendar you may through this website or if you would like to donate clothes and/or volunteer contact us or stop by 1616 North Vine St. Magnolia, AR. 

We also within the last year have partnered with Dominos to be a part of the Slice The Price fundraiser. You may also stop by our location to purchase a Slice the Price card ($10) which gives you 1 free large pizza per every large pizza you buy.  


Public notice is hereby given this 21 day of June 2022 that Magnolia Specialized Services, INC of PO Box 595 Magnolia, AR 71754 has made application funds through section 49 U.S.C Section 5310 for the purchase of the following type of passenger transportation vehicle: 22’ Small cutaway bus 13 passenger. This vehicle will be used primarily for the following purposes: transportation of 2–5-year-old children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities to and from school.

Purchase of the above vehicle is considered essential to the efficient operation of this organization in provision of public transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. There is no intent to infringe upon, or compete with, existing public or private transit operators, including Section 5307, urban public transit operators and Section 5311, rural public transit operators.

Magnolia Specialized Services, INC is requesting a vehicle that is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, Magnolia Specialized Services, INC does meet the “equivalency of service” requirements to individuals with disabilities in the community.

Any objection should be submitted in writing only to persons listed below. All comments will become a part of this organization's application and will be a matter of public record. All written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this notice. Any person wishing to request a public hearing on the proposed project must submit a request in writing within 10 days of the date of this notice to the persons listed below.

Sara Carrington

Executive Director

Magnolia Specialized Services, Inc.

P O Box 595

Magnolia, AR 71754

and to:

Greg Nation, Administrator

Public Transportation Programs Office

Arkansas Department of Transportation

P O Box 2261

Little Rock, AR 72203-2261

Merry Christmas from Magnolia Specialized Services!

     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.  

           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.  


Halloween always allows us to dress up as our favorite characters, movie stars, and idols! It allows us to just be ourselves and have an amazing time!

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. 


     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. 


Floor Hockey Gold Medal Winners

"Night to Shine" Prom