Arkansas Autism Resources

 Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
 For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
 STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
 Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs    
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
 Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH /Retardation PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care
Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATIONDiane Sydoriak, Associate Director
Special Education Unit, Department of Education
Special Education Building C, Room 105
#4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
            (501) 682-4225      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Sandra K. Reifeiss, Coordinator
Preschool Programs, Special Education, Dept. of Educ.
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 105-C
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
            (501) 682-4225      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES: 
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2Sherry Cobb, Part H Coordinator
Div. of Dev. Dis. Svcs.,Dept. of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Donaghey Plaza, North-5th Floor, Slot 2520
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
            (501) 682-8676      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Bobby C. Simpson, Commissioner
Department of Workforce Education
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
1616 Brookwood Drive
P.O. Box 3781
Little Rock, AR 72203-3781
            (501) 296-1616      

OFFICE OF STATE COORINATOR OF VOCATIONAL 
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Department of Workforce Education
Three Capitol Mall, Luther S. Hardin Building
Little Rock, AR 72201-1083
            (501) 682-1800      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

John Selig, Director
Arkansas Division of Mental Health Services
4313 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
            (501) 686-9164      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE 
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Billy Burris, Assistant Director of Children & Forensic Services
Division of Mental Health Services
4313 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205-4096
            (501) 686-9166      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Mike McCreight, Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Dept. of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot #2500, 7th & Main Streets, 5th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
            (501) 682-8662      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Wilma Stewart, Coordinator
Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council
Freeway Medical Tower
5800 West 10th, Suite 805
Little Rock, AR 72204
            (501) 661-2589      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Nan Ellen East, Executive Director
Advocacy Services, Inc.
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
            (501) 296-1775      ;             (800) 482-1174       (V/TTY)
E-mail: panda@advocacyservices.org
URL: http://www.advocacyservices.org

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Eddie Miller, CAP Director
Advocacy Services, Inc.
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
            (501) 296-1775      ;            (800) 482-1174      
E-mail: panda@advocacyservices.org
URL: http://www.advocacyservices.org

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Gilbert Buchanan, Medical Director
Children’s Medical Services
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot #256
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
            (501) 682-2277      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

James C. Hudson, Director
Department of Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
522 Main Street, Suite 100
P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
            (501) 682-5463      ;             (800) 960-9270      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Central Arkansas Autism Society
501 Woodlane, Suite 210 Annex
Little Rock, AR 72201

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Arkansas
P. O. Box 26236
Little Rock, AR 72221
            (501) 771-5011      ;             (800) 235-2443      

Cerebral Palsy
Edmond A. Benton, President
United Cerebral Palsy of Central AR
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72227
            (501) 224-6067      

Hearing Impairment
Karen Lutrick, Executive Director
Arkansas Association for Hearing Impaired Children
2000 S. Main, Suite 109
Little Rock, AR 72206
            (501) 374-7010      

Learning Disabilities
Janice Peters, Director
Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7316
Little Rock, AR 72217
            (501) 666-8777      
E-mail: ldaa@aristotle.net

Mental Health
Libby Wheeler, President
Mental Health Association of N.W. Arkansas
1635 West Shadowridge
Fayetteville, AR 72701
            (501) 521-1158      

Cathy Calloway, President
Arkansas Alliance for the Mentally Ill/NAMI Arkansas
4313 West Markham, Hendrix Hall #233
Little Rock, AR 72205
            (501) 661-1548      ;             (800) 844-0381      
E-mail: arami@sprynet.com

Speech and Hearing
Susan Russell, Association Manager
Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
P.O. Box 3835
Little Rock, AR 72203
            (501) 228-7850      

Spina Bifida
James Rucker
Spina Bifida Association of Arkansas
P.O. Box 24663
Little Rock, AR 72221
            (501) 975-7222      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Sharon Moone-Jochums, President
Arkansas Easter Seal Society
3920 Woodland Heights Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
            (501) 227-3600      

Paul Cavnor, President
Rodney Farley, Parent Activities Coordinator
Children’s Medical Services
Parent Advisory Council
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 526
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
            (501) 682-1461      

Julian Streett, Executive Director
Community Resources Network
501 Woodlane, Suite 303
Little Rock, AR 72201
            (501) 376-9952      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Mark Swanson, Director
University Affiliated Program of Arkansas
501 Woodlane, Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72201
            (501) 682-9900      ;             (800) 831-4827      
_______________________________________University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 
Little Rock, Arkansas 
Dept. of Pediatrics, James L. Dennis Developmental Center, 
PO Box 251708, Little Rock, AR 72225, 
            (501) 320-1830      . Tyra Reid, M.D., Medical Director, 
Autism Specialty Clinic.   
Contact: Rebecca G. Carey, LCSW,             (501) 320-1834       

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Sue Gaskin, Project Director
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network
2201 Brookwood, Suite 117
Little Rock, AR 72202
            (501) 666-8868       (V/TTY) or             (800) 828-2799       (in AR)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Wanda Stovall, Director
Arkansas Disability Coalition
2801 Lee Avenue, Suite B
Little Rock, AR 72205
            (501) 614-7020       (V/TTY);             (800) 223-1330       (V/TTY)
E-mail: adc@cei.net

Ramona Hodges, Project Director
FOCUS, Inc.
305 West Jefferson Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
            (870) 935-2750      
E-mail: focusinc@intellinet.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Linda Hamilton, President
Arkansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1015
North Little Rock, AR 72115
            (501) 753-5247      

 


Arkansas Web


 

Disability Information  
Arc – Arkansas Children and Youth 
Arkansas PTA Community   
Arkansas Government Relations Information Better Business Bureau Serving Ark-La-Tex 
Service(Volunteering)    
 The Arkansas Resource Information CyberCenter (ARIC)
U of A Sociology Department
WE CAN 
 Department of Information SystemsSafety  
Pleasant View Fire Department
Health  
Encore Plus 
Hospice of the Ozarks 
Arkansas Region of Narcotics Anonymous
Homelessness and Housing  
Arkansas Low Income Housing Coalition 
Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County

 


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