SDRC Bulletin revised 4.6.20The Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center (SDRC) is Arkansas’s center for diagnostics and resources on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). SDRC provides evaluations to determine if patients have an FASD and to assist families of patients with an FASD. We also provide training for students and other professionals to increase knowledge about FASD.
Clinic appointments are on Thursday mornings at 8:30 am at the UCA Speech and Hearing Center in Conway.
The Arkansas Children’s Genetics and Metabolic Clinic provides evaluation of children and adults with birth defects, inherited conditions, metabolic disorders, developmental delay, mental retardation and autism as well as genetic counseling for relatives.
The Dennis Developmental Center (DDC) specializes in the assessment of developmental conditions that result in delayed milestones, inability to communicate effectively, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning problems, and poor or atypical social interactions. Evaluation and therapy are also provided for families coping with the stress of chronic developmental disorders or chronic medical illnesses, and with grief and loss concerns.
The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is a dedicated service agency that provides leadership, support and service to schools, districts and communities so every student graduates prepared for college, career, and community engagement.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is a non-profit, volunteer organization of individuals, professionals and parents of children with learning disabilities. We are dedicated to defining and empowering individuals affected by learning disabilities through education, advocacy and legislation.
To the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education Unit parents and families are important partners in achieving success for all students. This webpage is designed to help parents and families of
students ages 3-21 learn more about special education in Arkansas.
Early intervention (0-3) under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is First Connections. The Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services is the “lead agency” with administrative oversight. First Connections provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to age three who have special needs
Phone:501-682-8207 During the hours of 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.
A Medical Home is not a building, house or hospital, but rather an approach to providing health care services in a high-quality and cost-effective manner. Children and their families who have a medical home receive the care that they need from a well-trained physician who provides primary care and helps to manage and facilitate essentially all aspects of pediatric care. Links are provided on this website to information for both families and professionals that will enhance their knowledge of specific special need conditions and will guide them to obtaining needed services.
Partners for Inclusive Communities (Partners) is Arkansas’ University Center on Disabilities. Administratively located within the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, Partners is a member of the nationwide Association of University Centers on Disabilities – AUCD.
To support individuals with disabilities and families of children with disabilities to fully and meaningfully participate in community life, effect systems change, prevent disabilities and promote healthy lifestyles.
DDS Children’s Services provides case management/care coordination for children birth to 21 years of age. Title V Care Coordinators will provide individuals and their families with information about the array of services that are available in their community and assist with referrals and applications for those services.
AFMC is a nonprofit organization engaged with beneficiaries and health care providers in all settings to improve overall health and consumers’ experience of care, while reducing health care costs. We accomplish this through education, outreach, data analysis, information technology, and medical case review and marketing/communications services.
The Arkansas Disability Coalition (ADC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been in existence almost 40 years, having been incorporated in 1976. The ADC is a statewide organization that assists families and individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information, support, resources, and training.
The mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential.
The ARC provides supports, housing, advocacy, education and leadership to people with disabilities and their families. The Arc assists and encourages individuals with disabilities in acquiring skills and supports, which allow them to make decisions regarding their own lives, helping them to achieve integration into the mainstream of community life. These personalized supports are outcome oriented, dependable, effective and flexible.
Toll Free Legal Helpline is available by county. See home page for link.
This site provides information, resources and links that can assist you in helping to find the legal assistance you need. These free resources are provided by the Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas. Together, these two non-profit law firms provide free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state.
UAMS Kids First is an academic, interdisciplinary program providing comprehensive care to young children with special needs. Our university-based clinical team provides best-practice developmental intervention and medical support for infants, toddlers and preschoolers through high-quality, coordinated, family-centered programming. KIDS FIRST Clinics are located in Little Rock, Morrilton, Magnolia, Lowell, Ft. Smith, Warren, Pocahontas, Newport, Mt.View, Pine Bluff and Searcy.
Pediatrics Plus is a specialized pediatric healthcare provider. We are committed to helping your child succeed in all stages of life through evidence-based therapy and education, diagnostic services, state of the art facilities, specialized equipment, family support, and community investment.
Pediatrics Plus outpatient therapy provides occupational, physical, and speech language therapy. Our therapists provide a comprehensive evaluation focused on the specific needs of the child and family and develop an individualized treatment plan based on those needs. Therapeutic interventions are used to help a variety of challenges that children may have including: language, pragmatics, auditory processing, speech, oral motor, feeding, swallowing, daily living, strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, posture, body mechanics, coordination, and endurance.
Sammie Gail Sanders Children’s Learning Center supports, encourages and loves children of all abilities. It is a place full of laughter, accomplishment, and acceptance…where “work is play,” and where little miracles happen every day!
Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Beebe, Mt. Ida, and Lonoke.
Located in Little Rock, Ark. Easterseals Academy at Riverdale is a private school and outpatient therapy clinic that offers services to students with developmental disabilities in the central Arkansas area.
The purpose of Easterseals Arkansas is to change the way the world views and defines disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals Arkansas’ services include developmental preschools in Little Rock and Stuttgart, pediatric speech-language, physical, and occupational therapy and our Center for Training & Wellness which assists adults with finding jobs and learning new skills.
Extracurricular activities help individuals explore their capabilities, as well as challenge them to grow. Extracurricular activities offered by I CAN! of Arkansas include dance, art, music, cheerleading clinics, soccer and CrossFit. Families may participate in any or all of the activities offered. These classes conclude with a devotional thought and time of prayer.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7372 Little Rock, AR 72217
Welcome to the Miracle League …. There is nothing like it! When you step into the ballpark, you know that there is something inclusive for everyone, from the barrier free surface made of recycled tires to, thus creating a unique opportunity to challenge, to understand and to correcting misperceptions about individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities. Quickly learning that our players are not much different than yourself they simply go about it differently.
The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition is a collaborative partner with the Department of Human Service Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) for the Arkansas Take the Time Lifespan Respite Program. The Coalition is represented by family caregivers, respite providers, and members of the aging, disability and health services networks. Everyone is welcome.
Arkansas Transition Services serves all 75 counties in Arkansas in an effort to improve transition outcomes for students with disabilities. Our mission is to effectively assist students with disabilities, educators, parents, agency personnel and community members in preparing students to transition from school to adult life and reach positive post-school outcomes. We provide technical assistance, trainings and consultations to special education teachers and other relevant staff, as well as to various agency personnel. Our services are provided at no cost.