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Attention-Deficit DisorderAttention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 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 Advocates for Children and Families
1400 W. Markham St., Suite 306, Little Rock | 501-371-9678
Works to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas
P.O. Box 3854, Little Rock | 870-703-7700
Help families struggling with the challenges of caring for a child receiving active treatment for pediatric cancer.

Arkansas CHD Coalition
813 Oak St., Suite 10A, #282, Conway | 501-454-6667
Supports and connects congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, their parents, families and medical care providers.

Arkansas Dept. of Human Services-Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot N501, Little Rock | 501-683-0870
Advocates for those with developmental disabilities, works to protect their constitutional rights, offers programs to support people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Arkansas Disability Coalition
P.O. Box 31420, Little Rock | 501-614-7020
Helps families and individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information, support, resources and training.

Arkansas Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council
5800 W.10th St., Suite 805, Little Rock | 501-682-2897,
Supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Arkansas Support Network
6836 Isaac’s Orchard Road, Springdale | 479-927-4100
Disability service provider with a wide range of support programs, including DD waiver, family support program and vocational services.

Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 56481, Little Rock | 501-232-7298; 800-482-8858
Assists children and their caregivers.

Bereavement and Loss-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
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 | 501-364-1830
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,
Programs give kids with special needs a chance to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially, while their caregivers attend church services.

JDRF-Greater Arkansas Chapter
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 16, Little Rock | 501-217-0321
Funding type 1 diabetes research and advocates for government support of research and new therapies.

ICM Inc.
1525 Merrill Drive, Little Rock | 501-228-0063
Non-profit provides support to persons with developmental disabilities.

Independent Living Services
615 East Robins, Conway | 501-327-5234
Offers support and services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in central Arkansas including health and wellness, transportation, therapy and residential services.

March of Dimes
361 Southwest Drive, Box 329, Jonesboro | 870-932-0300
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
322 Main St., Suite 501, 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
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Offers resources to children and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
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 | 800-245-0011
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 | 501-316-1255
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, neuro-ophthalmology, and regular eye care services.

Arkansas Department of Human Services: Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main St., Little Rock | 501-682-5463
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 Physically Handicapped
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 | 501-296-1810
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 | 501-664-7100
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 text telephones or PCs via the internet.

Arkansas School for the Deaf
2400 W. Markham St., Little Rock | 501-324-9506
Provides academic programs for children ages 3 to 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 | 501-566-4096
Treats children and adults for hearing problems.

Little Rock Audiology Clinic
500 S. University Ave., Suite 405, Little Rock | 501-664-5511
Offers services for people who have difficulty hearing including clinical audiology, hearing aid sales/services, dizziness evaluations and hearing conservation.

Sound Advice Audiology
10310 W. Markham St., Suite 207, Little Rock | 501-224-6910
Offers an array of services related to prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of hearing impairment.

Speech/Language Assessment-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Assessments performed for a variety of speech and language disorders in children.

UALR/UAMS Speech & Hearing Clinic
5820 Asher Ave., Suite 600, Little Rock | 501-569-3155
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.

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 | 501-223-3696
Empower people with Down syndrome and their families by promoting community education, evidence-based health care, and social opportunities.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
525 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock | 501-296-1600
Prepares disabled people to work and lead productive, independent lives by providing training and career preparation programs.

Best Buddies
10310 W. Markham St., Suite 211, Little Rock | 901-937-0005
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
Little Rock | 501-227-7098
Nonprofit health organization that 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,
Services include developmental preschools, pediatric speech-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 | 501-425-3309
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.

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock | 501-224-6067
Nonprofit organization that 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 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-emotional development.

Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services Inc.
518 NE Front St., Lonoke | 501-676-2786
Supports people with developmental disabilities by providing therapy, education and outreach services.

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.

Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services Inc. Preschool
207 W. Plaza Blvd., Cabot | 501-628-5580
Offers programs that provide skills and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities that help them to increase their ability to make choices that will lead to a useful, purposeful and self-sufficient life.

Easterseals Academy at Riverdale
1600 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock | 501-663-6965,
Serves children with special educational needs, including those with learning and physical disabilities or special needs beyond those which mainstream school programs serve.

Easterseals Developmental Preschool
3920 Woodland Heights, Little Rock | 501-227-3600,
Early childhood education and pediatric therapy to children 3 months to 6 years of age who have special needs and developmental disabilities.

Kids Unlimited
2792 S. 2nd St., Suite B, Cabot | 501-941-3500
Provides quality early childhood and special education instruction, ancillary medical services and physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy.

Little Rock School District
810 W. Markham St., Little Rock | 501-447-1000
The Division of Special Programs provides support and resources to  students with disabilities in the LRSD.

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10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock | 501-217-8600,
Offers comprehensive diagnostics, outpatient therapy and full-time education to individuals with language and learning disabilities.

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.

Easterseals Outreach Program
3724 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock | 501-227-3770,
Easter Seals Arkansas’ Outreach Program travels statewide providing evaluations, consultations, equipment loans and in-service training to meet the needs of students with disabilities ages 3 through 21.

Pediatrics Plus
1900 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock | 501-821-5459,
Offers psycho-educational assessment services.

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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 | 501-907-5716
Services for children include transportation, small group classroom instruction, speech, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition, nursing and service coordination.

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
P. O. Box 23514, Little Rock | 501-666-8777
Nonprofit, volunteer organization of adults, professionals and parents of children with learning disabilities.

Learning Disability Testing-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
Offers assessments to determine specific learning disabilities and helps provide documentation for families to get appropriate services for children.

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Bank OZK
17901 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock | 501-978-2265
Offers trust and financial planning services.

Disability Rights Arkansas
400 West Capitol Ave., Suite 1200, Little Rock | 501-296-1775
Nonprofit organization authorized to advocate for and protect the human, civil and legal rights of all Arkansans with disabilities consistent with federal law; services are free of charge.

Raymon B. Harvey Law Firm
650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 400, Little Rock | 501-221-3416
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,
Health care system solely dedicated to caring for children.

Arkansas Hospice Inc.
14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock | 501-748-3333
Cares for patients of all ages who are facing life-limiting illnesses.

GI Elimination Disorders-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
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 | 501-803-3388
Provides comprehensive behavioral health care to children and families through myriad services.

Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluations-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-1830
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 | 501-661-0720
Providing quality, comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families of Arkansas.

NAMI Arkansas
1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1, Little Rock | 800-844-0381
Offers support, education and advocacy services dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness.

NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge
15000 Timberidge Lane, Benton | 501-594-5211
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 Pkwy., Little Rock | 501-223-3322; 800-880-3322 |
Offers psychiatric services for children and adolescents.

Youth Home Inc.
20400 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock | 501-821-5500
Offers adolescent residential and community-based treatment, day treatment, school-based services, additional counseling for adolescents and young adults, and outpatient services for individuals of all ages.

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital COACH Clinic
16101 Cantrell Road, Suite 114, Little Rock | 501-364-4000,
Offers comprehensive prevention, treatment and maintenance of weight management issues in kids.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic
1210 Wolfe St., Little Rock | 501-364-8957,
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 preventing 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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ACE Tennis
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Program uses tennis to help children gain independence, confidence, focus, coordination, communication and sportsmanship.

2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Helps children with and without disabilities through the use of performing arts.

Boy Scouts of America
3220 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501-664-4780
Special Needs Scouting allows boys 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 people who have medical, physical and intellectual special needs.

Community Connections
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Provides extracurricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families.

Community Connections Art
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Free classes lets students explore various artistic mediums.

Community Connections Basketball
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Sports program for children with special needs.

Community Connections Golf
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-329-5459
Special needs golf program offered with The First Tee of Arkansas.

Community Connections Martial Arts
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Introduces children with special needs to martial arts.

Community Connections Music
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Allows children with special needs to express themselves and learn through the use of music.

The Crossing at Angel Court
1040 Angel Court. Little Rock | 501-888-4140
Fully-accessible playground with inclusive play equipment and a wheelchair-friendly surface.

Faithful Explorers
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock | 501-888-4140
For adults with special needs to explore opportunities for encouragement and support, and opportunities to give back to the community.

I CAN! of Arkansas
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock | 501-888-4140
Nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with special needs by offering extra-curricular activities.

Junior League of Little Rock
401 S. Scott St., Little Rock | 501-375-5557
Partners with Camp Aldersgate to offer Kota summer camps.

Lake Saracen Landing Playground
501 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff | 870-536-0920
All-inclusive playground that accommodates children with disabilities.

Miracle League of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7372, Little Rock | 501-940-3405,
Recreational baseball league for children and adults that have special needs and/or disabilities.

One Heart Playground
11 Funland Drive, North Little Rock | 501-791-8538
Fully inclusive playground.

Rivals United Football League
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Flag football for children with disabilities.

Showstoppers Cheerleading
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Cheer program for children ages 4-18 who learn routines and perform at Community Connections sports programs and events.

Special Olympics Arkansas
2115 Main St., North Little Rock | 501-771-0222
Programs focused on sports, health, education and community building

The First Tee Central Arkansas
1 First Tee Way, Little Rock | 501-562-4653
Provides customized programs for kids and young adults with disabilities while having fun on the golf course.

TOP Soccer
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Adapted soccer program for children with special needs.

Tyndall Park Inclusive Playground
913 E. Sevier St., Benton | 501-776-5970
Fully inclusive playground that accommodates children with disabilities.

Young Adult Social Group
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-733-1627
Lets people ages 15-25 socialize with those with similar challenges and life experiences.

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All Children’s Therapy
1701 Aldersgate Road., Suite 1, Little Rock | 501-224-1418
Provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language therapy to children up to age 21.

Allied Therapy & Consulting
1500 Wilson Loop, Ward, 501-941-5630
5532 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, 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,
Department 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, Little Rock | 501-954-7470
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 | 501-941-1522
Nonprofit uses horses as a therapy tool to increase specific motor, sensory, speech and behavior/social responses.

Beyond Speech
16607 Cantrell Road, Suite 6, Little Rock | 501-367-8007
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-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
Using the power of the horse to increase self-confidence and improve daily living skills for individuals with disabilities through partnership with horse and staff.

John Brown University CARE Clinic
10816 Executive Center Drive, Conway Bldg., Suite 104, Little Rock | 501-219-9245
Offers therapy services for individuals, couples, families and children.

17706 Interstate 30 Frontage Road, Benton | 501-315-4414
Offers comprehensive speech, occupational and physical therapy for children with special needs.

Life Strategies Counseling
1719 Merrill Drive, Little Rock | 501-663-2199
Offers counseling services to children, teens, adults, couples and group psychotherapy for a wide variety of mental health concerns.

Little Rock Parks & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation
7201 Dahlia Drive, Little Rock | 501-570-1131
Intervention designed to bring about positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes in individuals with disabilities.

Millcreek Behavioral Health
1828 Industrial Drive, Fordyce | 844-353-1953
Provides mental and behavioral health treatment for children and teens.

OnSite Therapies Inc.
400 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock | 501-687-2000
Provides occupational, physical and speech-language therapy services.

Pediatrics Plus
2740 College Ave., Conway | 501-329-5459,
Offers services to children with special needs and developmental delays.

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.