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Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic at Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Provides initial assessment and on-going consultation for children whose primary problems are inattention, disorganization, distractibility, disruptive behavior, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

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Arkansas Disability Coalition
1501 N. University Ave., Suite 221, Little Rock
Helps families and individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information, support, resources and training.

Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
108 E. Seventh St., Little Rock
Advocates for those with developmental disabilities, works to protect their constitutional rights and offers programs to support people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council Arkansas
1515 W. Seventh St., Suite 320-330, Little Rock
Supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Arkansas Support Network
6836 Isaac's Orchard Road, Springdale
Network should be: Provides a wide range of support including Developmental Disabilities Waiver help, family programs and vocational services.

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 56481, Little Rock
Assists children and their caregivers.

Bereavement and Loss-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Helps young children learn skills for coping
when they have experienced a death or loss resulting in an onset of emotional problems.

Coping with Chronic Illness-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Offers supportive and behavioral counseling for children who have a chronic illness.

First Assembly of God: COOL Kids and COOL Teens
4501 Burrow Drive, North Little Rock | 501-758-8553 |
Gives kids with special needs a chance to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially while their caregivers attend church services.

First Connections
P.O. Box 1437, Slot N504, Little Rock
501-682-1332 |
Provides support and services for families and their children, birth to age 3 who have special needs.

ICM Inc.
1525 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
Provides support to persons with developmental disabilities.

Independent Living Services
615 E. Robins St., Conway
Offers support and services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in central Arkansas including health and wellness, transportation, therapy and residential services.

JDRF-Greater Arkansas Chapter
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 16, Little Rock
Funds Type 1 diabetes research and advocates for government support of research and new therapies.

March of Dimes
361 Southwest Drive, Box 329, Jonesboro
Works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

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Arkansas Autism Research & Outreach Center
10809 Executive Center Drive, Searcy Building, Suite 316, Little Rock
501-454-8542 | 800-342-2923
Provides direction and support to families of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Resource Center of Arkansas
1000 SWN Drive, Suite 101, Conway
Provides direction and support to families of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Provides comprehensive evaluation, medical management and educational strategies for children with suspected or previously diagnosed autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s syndrome.

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The BridgeWay
21 Bridgeway Road, North Little Rock
Offers a continuum of services designed to help children, adolescents and adults, including seniors, who are experiencing behavioral, emotional or addictive problems.

Rivendell Behavioral Health Services
100 Rivendell Drive, Benton
Offers a continuum of services for adults, adolescents and children including inpatient hospitalization, long-term inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient services.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Eye Clinic
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-4000 |
Offers ophthalmology, orthoptics, optometry, oculoplastic and neuro-ophthalmology care. The center also offers regular eye care services including contact lenses.

Arkansas Department of Human Services: Division of Services for the Blind
1 Commerce Way, Little Rock
Serves people who are blind or severely visually impaired by working to enhance their personal and economic independence.

Arkansas Regional Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
900 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 100, Little Rock
501-682-1155 | 866-660-0885
Serves anyone who has difficulty using regular print material because of a visual, physical or learning/reading disability.

Arkansas School for the Blind
2600 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Offers educational programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired from birth to age 21.

World Services for the Blind
2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock
Seeks to empower adults who are blind or visually impaired to achieve sustainable independence through life skills and career training.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Audiology Department
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-4000 |
Provides comprehensive audiological services including identification and measurement of hearing loss, parent counseling and rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment.

Arkansas Dept. of Health-Infant Hearing Program
4815 W. Markham St., Slot 20, Little Rock | 501-280-4740
Screens newborns for hearing loss, identifies infants with hearing loss, and ensures infants receive early intervention services.

Arkansas Relay Services
900 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 700, Little Rock | 501-221-1285 |
Provides free communication between standard callers and people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech disabled using captioning services and/or operators to communicate effectively.

Arkansas School for the Deaf
2400 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Provides academic programs for children ages 3-18, as well as a full-service audiology program, counseling, educational psychological evaluation, health care, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

Better Hearing Care
307 E. Collin Raye Drive, DeQueen
Treats children and adults with hearing problems.

Little Rock Audiology
500 S. University Ave., Suite 405, Little Rock
Offers services for people who have difficulty hearing including clinical audiology, hearing aid sales/services, dizziness evaluations and hearing conservation.

Speech/Language Assessment-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Performs assessments for a variety of speech and language disorders in children 12 and younger.

UALR/UAMS Speech & Hearing Clinic
5820 Asher Ave., Suite 600, Little Rock
Provides a full range of clinical services to individuals with communication, literacy and hearing disorders.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Dental Clinic
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-1816 |
Provides comprehensive care for infants, children and young adolescents with significant medical and/or developmental problems. Siblings of ACH patients may also be seen for regular dental care.

Central Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry
8000 Highway 107, Suite 18, Sherwood
Provides specialized dentistry to patients ages 1-21, offers the latest technology to detect potential problems earlier and makes a child’s visit more interactive and fun.

Small Bites Pediatric Dentistry
1001 S. Bowman Road, Suite 1, Little Rock | 501-222-9101 |
Provides dental care and an oral health plan to tackle issues specific to patients with special needs.

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Arkansas Down Syndrome Association
P.O. Box 55675, Little Rock
Empowers people with Down syndrome and their families by promoting community education, evidence-based health care and social opportunities.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
1 Commerce Way, Little Rock
Prepares disabled people to work and lead productive, independent lives by providing training and career preparation programs.

Best Buddies
100 SE Second St., Suite 2200, Miami, Florida
Offers job training, one-to-one friendships and leadership opportunities for youth and adult participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Central Arkansas Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides medical care and therapy through local clinics, loans equipment to registered families in need and offers a free summer camp for children.

Easterseals Arkansas
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock | 501-227-3600 |
Includes developmental preschools; pediatric speech and language, physical and occupational therapy; and an adult center for training and wellness, which assists adults with finding jobs.

Freedom Accessibility
P.O. Box 8009, Jacksonville
Specializes in accessibility solutions for home and commercial locations with services including wheelchair ramp installation, modular ramps, platform lifts, stair lifts, aging-in-place home modifications and home evaluation.

UA Partners for Inclusive Communities
10809 Executive Center Drive, Searcy Building, Suite 316, Little Rock
800-342-2923 | 501-301-1100
Assesses the needs of individuals with disabilities then addresses those needs through research, education, community service, training, technical assistance and collecting and sharing information.

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with disabilities.

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ACCESS Academy and Evaluation Resource Center
1500 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock | 501-217-8600 |
Offers a comprehensive special education program.

ACCESS Early Childhood Campus
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock | 501-217-8600 |
Offers individualized education focused on developing cognition and language, fine and gross motor skills and social and emotional development.

Butterfly Learning Center
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Provides inclusive preschool services for children of all abilities.

Easterseals Academy at Riverdale
1617 Brookwood Drive, Little Rock | 501-663-6965 |
Serves children with special education needs, including those with learning and physical disabilities or special needs beyond those which mainstream school programs serve.

Easterseals Developmental Preschool
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock | 501-227-3600 |
Provides early childhood education and pediatric therapy for children ages 3 months to 6 years old who have special needs and developmental disabilities.

Easterseals Outreach Program
3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock | 501-227-3770 |
Assists teachers, parents, administrators and therapists in development or implementation of appropriate programs for their students who may experience difficulties in the classroom.

Kids Unlimited
3148 Hwy. 367 S., Cabot
Provides quality early childhood and special education instruction, ancillary medical services and physical, occupational and speech and language therapy.

Little Rock School District-Division of Special Programs
810 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Provides support and resources to students with disabilities in the LRSD.

Pulaski County Special School District-Special Education Department
925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock | 501-234-2436 |
Adheres to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires that each state provide a free, appropriate public education for all eligible children with disabilities.

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10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock | 501-217-8600 |
Offers comprehensive evaluations, therapy services, education, vocational training, CES Waiver services, mental health counseling and more.

The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock | 501-664-2961
Serves students diagnosed with various intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy and other developmental delays.

Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Assesses developmental conditions that result in delayed milestones, inability to communicate effectively, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning problems and atypical social interactions.

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ARKids First
700 Main St., Little Rock | 888-474-8275
Provides coverage options for Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without.

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AEDD Sammie Gail Sanders Children’s Learning Center
1300 W. 18th St., North Little Rock
Provides transportation, small group classroom instruction, speech, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition, nursing and service coordination for children.

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
P. O. Box 23514, Little Rock
Brings adults, professionals and parents of children with learning disabilities together in a nonprofit, volunteer organization.

Learning Disability Testing-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Offers assessments to determine specific learning disabilities and helps provide documentation for families to get appropriate services for children ages 6-12.

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Bank OZK
17901 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
Offers special needs trust administration and financial planning services.

Disability Rights Arkansas
400 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 1200, Little Rock
Advocates for and protects the human, civil and legal rights of all Arkansans with disabilities consistent with federal law. Services are free of charge from this nonprofit.

Raymon B. Harvey Law Firm
650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 400, Little Rock
Offers various legal services in the areas of elder law and special needs trusts.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-1100 |
Provides specialized pediatric care at the state’s only health care system solely dedicated to caring for children.

Arkansas Children’s Inc.
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-1100 |
Cares for children through a nonprofit health system with two hospitals, a fundraising arm and a research institute.

Arkansas Epilepsy Program PA
2 Lile Court, Suite 100, Little Rock
Offers diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and features a comprehensive program using anti-epileptic investigational drug trials, innovative monitoring devices and surgical techniques.

Arkansas Hospice Inc.
14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock
Provides comfort care, symptom management and grief support for patients of all ages who are facing life-limiting illnesses.

GI Elimination Disorders-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Helps children and teenagers with psychological aspects of coping with management of abdominal pain, cystic fibrosis, colitis, encopresis and enuresis.

Methodist Behavioral Hospital
1601 Murphy Drive, Maumelle
Provides comprehensive behavioral health care to children and families through a myriad of services.

Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluations-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
Provides neuropsychological evaluations.

Snell Prosthetics & Orthotics
625 N. University Ave., Little Rock | 501-664-2624 |
Provides technology to restore the highest level of mobility and function possible.

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Methodist Family Health
1600 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
Provides quality, comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families of Arkansas.

NAMI Arkansas
1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1, Little Rock
Offers support, education and advocacy services dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge
15000 Timberidge Lane, Benton
Offers a continuum of community-based, inpatient treatment and supported living programs for children and adults with brain injury and other neurological challenges.

Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
11501 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock
501-223-3322 | 800-880-3322
Offers psychiatric services for children and adolescents.

Youth Home Inc.
20400 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
Provides a continuum of care that includes adolescent intensive residential and qualified residential treatment, specialty tracks, school-based services and outpatient services.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital C.O.A.C.H. Clinic
16101 Cantrell Road, Suite 114, Little Rock | 501-364-8957 |
Offers comprehensive prevention, treatment and maintenance of weight management issues in kids.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Clinic
1210 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-4000 |
Provides care for children and adolescents with eating disorders.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nutrition Center
15 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-3309 |
Works to improve children's development, promote health and prevent diseases later in life through nutrition research.

Feeding Problems Clinic-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Provides assessment and therapy for children with a wide variety of feeding problems.

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Boy Scouts of America Special Needs Scouting
3220 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Allows scouts with physical, cognitive, behavioral or learning disabilities to participate in various activities.

Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
501-225-1444 |
Offers year-round camping experiences for children with special needs and medical conditions.

Community Connections
1000 SWN Drive, Suite 101, Conway
Provides extracurricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families.
ACTS Jr. Helps children ages 7-17 with and without disabilities through the use of performing arts.
ACE Tennis Uses tennis to help children gain independence, confidence, focus, coordination, communication and sportsmanship.
Adapted Kids Triathlon Features swimming, biking and running and, as a special division of the Conway Kids Triathlon, is adapted to the ability levels of participants who are assisted by buddies as needed.
Camp Connect Offers programming for children ages 9-13 with high-functioning Autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS.
Community Connections Art Offers free classes that allow students to explore various artistic mediums.
Community Connections Basketball Provides a sports program for children ages 6-18 with special needs.
Community Connections Cheerleading Creates routines for participants ages 4-18 to perform at games, cheer competitions and at local events.
Community Connections Golf Gives kids with special needs a golf program in partnership with The First Tee of Arkansas.
Community Connections Martial Arts Introduces children with special needs to martial arts.
Community Connections Music Allows children with special needs to express themselves and learn through the use of music.
Rivals United Football League Offers flag football for children with disabilities ages 7-18.
Young Adult Social Group Lets people ages 15-25 socialize with those with similar challenges and life experiences.

The Crossing at Angel Court
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock
Includes a wheelchair accessible nature trail and fully-accessible playground with inclusive play equipment and a wheelchair-friendly surface.

The First Tee Central Arkansas
1 First Tee Way, Little Rock
Provides customized programs for kids and young adults with disabilities while having fun on the golf course.

I CAN! of Arkansas
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock
Enriches the lives of individuals with special needs by offering extracurricular activities.
Faithful Explorers Offers adults with special needs opportunities for encouragement and support and opportunities to give back to the community.
I Can! Art Allows children to explore their creativity and encourages self-expression through a variety of art mediums.
I Can! Cook Offers free cooking classes for individuals with disabilities.
I Can! Dance Provides dance classes for children with disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, autism and Down syndrome.
I Can! Music Introduces participants to orchestral music and rhythm instruments through listening activities and musical games.

Junior League of Little Rock
401 S. Scott St., Little Rock
Partners with Camp Aldersgate to offer Kota summer camps.

Lake Saracen All-Inclusive Playground
200 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff
Allows all-inclusive play for children with disabilities.

Miracle League of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7372, Little Rock
Offers a recreational baseball league for children and adults who have special needs and/or disabilities.

One Heart Playground
11 Funland Drive, North Little Rock
Celebrates kids of all abilities through a fully-inclusive playground.

Special Olympics Arkansas
2115 Main St., North Little Rock
Focuses on sports, health, education and community building.

Tyndall Park Inclusive Playground
913 E. Sevier St., Benton
Accommodates children with disabilities with a fully-inclusive playground.

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All Children’s Therapy
180 Port Au Prince St., Hot Springs National Park
Provides occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language therapy to children up to age 21.

Allied Therapy & Consulting Services P.A.
Ward: 1500 Wilson Loop | 501-941-5630
North Little Rock: 5532 JFK Blvd. | 501-588-3211
Provides physical, occupational, speech and development pediatric therapy for those who have a medical diagnosis or developmental delay.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Department of Rehabilitation
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock | 501-364-4000 |
Houses the physical therapy, occupational therapy and prosthetics/orthotics sections.

Arkansas Children’s Therapy Group
2701 T. P. White Drive, Jacksonville | 501-241-0410
Provides speech, occupational and physical therapy to children and families with a variety of life challenges.

Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas
10 Corporate Hill Drive, Suite 330, Little Rock
Provides outpatient therapy with treatment for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues and work, school or family problems.

Beyond Boundaries
2195 Peyton St., Ward
Uses horses as a therapy tool to increase specific motor, sensory, speech and behavior/social responses.

Beyond Speech
5905 Forest Place, Suite 220, Little Rock
Provides evaluation and treatment to children of all ages with speech, language and literacy deficits.

Centers for Youth & Families
6501 W. 12th St., Little Rock | 501-666-8686
Offers pediatric mental wellness, prevention, intervention and treatment programs.

Easterseals Arkansas Pediatric Outpatient Therapy
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock | 501-227-3600 |
Offers pediatric outpatient physical, occupational and speech and language therapy to children.

First Step Inc.
407 Carson St., Hot Springs | 501-624-6468
Services children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities.

Hearts & Hooves
2308 Kellogg Acres Road, Sherwood | 501-834-8509 |
Uses the power of the horse to increase self-confidence and improve daily living skills for individuals with disabilities through partnership with horse and staff.

Integrity Inc.
6124 Northmoor Drive, Little Rock
Provides a variety of alternative, community-based in-home care, habilitative therapy and child care services.

John Brown University Community Counseling Clinic
10816 Executive Center Drive, Conway Bldg., Suite 104, Little Rock
Offers low-cost counseling services for adults, children, families and couples.

17706 Interstate I-30 Frontage Road, Benton
Offers comprehensive speech, occupational and physical therapy for children with special needs.

Life Strategies Counseling
1719 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
Offers counseling services to children, teens, adults and couples and group psychotherapy for a wide variety of mental health concerns.

Little Rock Parks & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation
7201 Dahlia Drive, Little Rock
Offers intervention designed to bring about positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes in individuals with disabilities.

Millcreek Behavioral Health
1828 Industrial Drive, Fordyce
Provides mental and behavioral health treatment for children and teens.

OnSite Therapies Inc.
6124 Northmoor Drive, Little Rock
Provides occupational, physical and speech and language therapy services.

Pediatrics Plus
Little Rock: 1900 Aldersgate Road | 501-821-5459
Conway: 2740 College Ave. | 501-329-5459
Offers physical, occupational and speech therapy along with services for autism.

Social Behavior-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Offers cognitive behavioral therapy designed to decrease anxiety and improve social skill challenges associated with developmental and behavioral disorders.