Search local services, support groups, activities, schools and more for children and families with special needs by clicking on the categories below. All area codes are (501) unless otherwise noted.

Profiles of featured family experts are shaded.

CATEGORIES

ADD/ADHD

General

Advocacy & Support

Insurance

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Learning Disabilities

Behavioral Issues

Legal Services & Planning

Blind or Visually Impaired

Medical

Deafness/Speech & Hearing

Mental Health

Dental

Nutrition

Disability Groups

Recreation

Education

Therapy

Evaluation/Assessment

 

All area codes are (501) unless otherwise noted.

ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD Clinic at Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
The clinic provides initial assessment and ongoing consultations for children whose primary problem is inattention, disorganization, distractibility, disruptive behavior, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

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ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT

American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas
P.O. Box 3854, Little Rock
376-4567
ACCOAR helps families struggling with the challenges of caring for a child with cancer. It serves any child in active treatment for pediatric cancer in the state.


Arc of Arkansas
2004 Main St., Little Rock
375-7770
The Arc of Arkansas provides support, housing, advocacy, education and leadership to people with disabilities and their families. 


Arkansas Dept. of Human Services-Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot N501, Little Rock
683-0870
The division works for the needs of those with developmental disabilities and works to protect their constitutional rights. It also has a variety of programs to support people with developmental disabilities.


Arkansas Disability Coalition
1501 N. University Ave., Suite 221, Little Rock
614-7020
ADC helps families and individuals with all types of disabilities by providing information, support, resources and training.


Arthritis Foundation
P.O. Box 56481, Little Rock
232-7298
In Arkansas, 2,700 children are diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation assists them and their caregivers. It works to ensure easy access to life-changing resources, community and care. The foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.


Bereavement and Loss-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
This clinic helps young children learn skills for coping when they have experienced a significant family death or loss resulting in an onset of emotional problems.


Coping with Chronic Illness-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
Supportive and behavioral counseling is available for children who have a chronic illness such as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis or cancer.


First Assembly of God: COOL Kids
4501 Burrow Drive, North Little Rock
758-8553
The COOL Kids and COOL Teens programs provide an opportunity for kids with special needs to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially, while their caregivers attend church services.


ICM Inc.
1525 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
228-0063
ICM supports persons with developmental disabilities across the state. ICM serves individuals in their home and respects its customers as strong independent citizens contributing to society and their communities. This is what drives its dedication to inclusion and community integration.


Independent Living Services
615 East Robins, Conway
327-5234
Independent Living Services supports the needs of more than 200 people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in central Arkansas. Their services include health and wellness, transportation, therapy and residential services.


JDRF-Greater Arkansas Chapter
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 16, Little Rock
217-0321
JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes through the support of research. It is committed to improving the lives of those with Type 1 diabetes by curing, treating, and preventing the disease. JDRF offers support and information to children and adults living with diabetes and their families.


March of Dimes
1501 N. Pierce St., Suite 106, Little Rock
663-3100
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Arkansas Autism Research & Outreach Center
322 Main St., Suite 501, Little Rock
454-8542
The AAROC provides hope, direction and support to families of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.


Autism Resource Center of Arkansas
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
The center is dedicated to serving children and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and the individuals who work with them. Resources include a library, a parents’ guide, a summer camp, a young adults group and education/support workshops.


Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
This clinic is for children from infancy to late adolescent years. It provides families a comprehensive evaluation, medical management and educational strategies for children with suspected or previously diagnosed autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger’s syndrome.


Easterseals Arkansas Autism Classroom
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock
227-3600
The developmental preschool has a classroom to help children with autism and prepare them for kindergarten. Students with autism can attend this special classroom to learn good social skills, develop compliant behavior, manage obsession and enhance language proficiency. The special education teacher and speech therapist work together to provide an effective program.


Thrive Autism Solutions
11215 Hermitage Road, Suite 201, Little Rock
436-3991
Thrive Autism Solutions offers ABA therapy across clinic and in home and community settings to maximize success in the child's natural environment. Each child's treatment plan is tailored to fit their unique interests and needs in a way that brings meaningful change to their lives. Through nurturing and fun therapy programs, children learn, grow and thrive!

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BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Little Rock
12111 W. Markham St., Suite 440, Little Rock
217-4073
The Brain Balance Center helps kids struggling with learning or behavioral issues.


The BridgeWay
21 Bridgeway Road, North Little Rock
771-1500
The BridgeWay offers a continuum of services designed to help children and adolescents experiencing behavioral, emotional or addictive problems that can fracture lives. The BridgeWay is an in-network provider for Medicaid, up to 21 years of age, and all other insurance companies in Arkansas including Medicare and Tricare.


Rivendell Behavioral Health Services
100 Rivendell Drive, Benton
316-1255
Rivendell Behavioral Health 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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BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

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


Arkansas Dept. of Human Services-Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main St., Little Rock
682-5463
The division serves people who are blind or severely visually impaired. It’s mission is to enhance the personal and economic independence of blind and severely visually impaired persons of all ages.


Arkansas Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
900 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 100, Little Rock
682-1155
Arkansas citizens unable to use regular print material may borrow or download popular books and magazines in audio or Braille format free of charge.


Arkansas School for the Blind
2600 W. Markham St., Little Rock
296-1810
The school offers educational programs and resources to students who are blind or visually impaired from birth through age 21.


World Services for the Blind
2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock
664-7100
World Services for the Blind seeks to empower adults who are blind or visually impaired to achieve sustainable independence through life skills and career training. It offers a personal adjustment program, career training courses, a vision rehabilitation clinic, an assistive technology learning center and job placement assistance.

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DEAFNESS/SPEECH AND HEARING

Affiliated Audiology Center
10310 W. Markham St., #207, Little Rock
224-6910
Affiliated Audiology Center offers an array of services related to prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Its goal is to provide the best possible hearing care for every client based on an individual’s need and budget.


Arkansas Children’s Hospital Audiology Department
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock
364-4000
This department provides comprehensive audiological services including identification and measurement of hearing loss, parent counseling and rehabilitation of children with hearing impairment from birth through age 21.


Arkansas Dept. of Health-Infant Hearing Program
4815 W. Markham St., Slot 20, Little Rock
280-4740
The hearing program is dedicated to implementing a system to screen newborns for hearing loss in their first and third months and ensuring infants receive early intervention services by age 6 months.


Arkansas Relay Services
900 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 700, Little Rock
221-1285
This free public service aids communication between standard callers and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs) or PCs via the Internet.


Arkansas School for the Deaf
2400 W. Markham St., Little Rock
324-9506
The school 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
991-4354
This practice treats children and adults for hearing problems by providing hearing tests and hearing aids.


Little Rock Audiology Clinic
500 S. University Ave., Suite 405, Little Rock
664-5511
Little Rock Audiology Clinic offers solutions for people who are having difficulties hearing. The clinic services include clinical audiology, hearing aid sales/services, dizziness evaluations and hearing conservation.


Speech/Language Assessment-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
Assessments performed for a variety of speech and language disorders in children 12 years old and younger.


UALR/UAMS Speech & Hearing Clinic
5820 Asher Ave., Suite 600, Little Rock
569-3155
This joint clinic provides a full range of clinical services to individuals with communication, literacy and hearing disorders.

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DENTAL

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Dental Clinic
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock
364-1816
This hospital-based pediatric Dental Clinic 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). Referral from a primary care physician is required.

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DISABILITY GROUPS

Arkansas Down Syndrome Association
P.O. Box 55675, Little Rock
223-3696
The association promotes and enhances the overall health and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome through the initiatives of public awareness, lifelong resource development, community building, social networking, education, advocacy, funding and support for Down syndrome interests regionally and statewide.


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


Arkansas Support Network
6836 Isaac’s Orchard Road, Springdale
(479) 927-4100
The Arkansas Support Network helps people of any age who are living with disabilities in the community. This is done through programs for family support, school support and an enrichment center.


Best Buddies
2513 McCain Blvd., Suite 2, #259, North Little Rock
(615) 891-2046
Best Buddies offers job training, one-to-one friendships and leadership opportunities for youth and adult participants. It helps to provide the necessary tools for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become more independent and included in the community.


Central Arkansas Muscular Dystrophy Association
204 Executive Court, Suite 208, Little Rock
227-7098
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a nonprofit health organization that provides initial diagnosis, follow-up medical care and therapies through clinics at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The organization also has a loan closet of equipment available for registered families in need. Additionally, the association offers a free summer camp for children.


Easterseals Arkansas
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock
227-3600
Easterseals Arkansas aims to change the way the world views and defines disabilities. Some of its services are developmental preschools; pediatric speech-language, physical, and occupational therapy; and an adult center for training and wellness, which assists adults with finding jobs.


Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
P. O. Box 23514, Little Rock
666-8777
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of adults, professionals and parents of children with learning disabilities.


UA Partners for Inclusive Communities
322 Main St., Suite 501, Little Rock
301-1100
Partners for Inclusive Communities 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
224-6067
United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with disabilities.

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EDUCATION

The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
664-2961
At the Allen School, the early childhood teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals work closely with physical, speech and occupational therapists to develop a program that incorporates the perfect balance of education and inspiration.


Easterseals Academy at Riverdale
1600 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
663-6965
The academy provides a strong academic learning environment for children who have a variety of special educational needs, including students who have learning and physical disabilities or special needs beyond those which mainstream school programs serve.


Kids Unlimited
2792 S. 2nd St., Suite B, Cabot
941-3500
Kids Unlimited gives quality early childhood and special education instruction, ancillary medical services, and physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies to children with diverse abilities in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. Other locations include Searcy, Farmington and Fort Smith.


Lonoke Exceptional Development Center
518 NE Front St., Lonoke
676-2786
This school with locations in Lonoke and Cabot supports people with developmental disabilities by providing therapy, education and outreach services.


Lonoke Exceptional Development Center Preschool
207 W. Plaza Blvd., Cabot
628-5580
The school’s programs are designed to provide skills and opportunities for individuals that have developmental disabilities that will enable them to increase their ability to make choices that will lead to a useful, purposeful and self-sufficient life. The goal is to continually provide the best and most current services to each and every client regardless of their disability or needs.


Pathfinder Academy
2611 W. Main St., Jacksonville
840-2376
Pathfinder Academy gives autistic students an education with appropriate positive behavior reinforcement in a learning environment that enhances skills development. Students with autism can demonstrate their full potential every day and learn and grow academically and socially in a safe environment with peers.

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EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT

ACCESS
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
217-8600
ACCESS expands individual potential through innovative instruction, offering comprehensive diagnostics, outpatient therapy, and full-time education to individuals with language and learning disabilities.


Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
The DDC specializes in the assessment of developmental conditions that result in delayed milestones, inability to communicate effectively, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, learning problems and atypical social interactions.

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GENERAL

Freedom Accessibility
P.O. Box 8009, Jacksonville
712-3695
Freedom Accessibility, formerly Cook & Son Construction, specializes in accessibility solutions for home and commercial. Wheelchair ramp installation in Arkansas is their specialty while other services include: modular ramps, platform lifts, stairlifts, aging-in-place home modifications and home evaluation.

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INSURANCE

ARKids First
700 Main St., Little Rock
(888) 474-8275
ARKids First health insurance provides two coverage options for Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without.

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

AEDD Sammie Gail Sanders Children’s Learning Center
1300 W. 18th St., North Little Rock
907-5716
The Learning Center provides developmental day treatment services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Services are provided under the instruction of licensed and certified special education teachers. The services include transportation; small group classroom instruction; speech, occupational and physical therapies; nutrition; nursing and service coordination.


Learning Disability Testing-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
Learning disability testing offers assessments to determine specific learning disabilities and helps provide documentation for families to get appropriate services in their community for children ages 6-12.


Pediatrics Plus Learning and Diagnostic Center
1900 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
821-5459
The center offers psycho-educational assessment services. The assessment process involves collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team including a neuropsychologist, licensed psychological examiners, a speech language pathologist and an occupational therapist. The assessment team specializes in dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD/ADD and learning differences.

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LEGAL SERVICES AND PLANNING

Bank OZK
17901 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
978-2265
Bank OZK's experienced financial planners manage more than 50 special needs trusts.


Disability Rights Arkansas
400 West Capitol Ave., Suite 1200, Little Rock
296-1775
DRA is the federally authorized and funded nonprofit organization serving as the Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program for individuals with disabilities. DRA is authorized to advocate for and protect the human, civil and legal rights of all Arkansans with disabilities consistent with federal law. DRA services are provided free of charge.


Raymon B. Harvey Law Firm
650 S. Shackleford Road, Suite 400, Little Rock
221-3416
Attorney Raymon Harvey specializes areas of law that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities, and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals.

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MEDICAL

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way, Little Rock
364-1100
ACH champions children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow. It proudly provides world-class medical care to children and families throughout Arkansas and surrounding areas. ACH has hundreds of physicians and dozens of residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties in childhood cancer, pediatric cardiology, pulmonary, endocrine, neurology, neonatology, pediatric orthopedics and more.


Arkansas Epilepsy Program PA
2 Lile Court, Suite 100, Little Rock
227-5061
The program was founded for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. It 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
748-3333
Arkansas Hospice cares for patients of all ages who are facing life-limiting illnesses. Under an option called concurrent care, families with seriously ill children ages 20 and younger can continue to pursue a cure for their children while, at the same time, also benefiting from the comfort of hospice care.


GI Elimination Disorders-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
This clinic helps children and teenagers with psychological aspects of coping with management of abdominal pain, cystic fibrosis, colitis, encopresis and enuresis.


Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluations-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
Neuropsychological evaluations include sophisticated tests to help pinpoint more subtle areas of concern in a child’s psychological profile.


Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory
625 N. University Ave., Little Rock
664-2624
Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory provides the most appropriate level of technology for all patients, striving to restore the highest level of mobility and function possible for each one.

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MENTAL HEALTH

Methodist Family Health
1600 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
661-0720
This facility provides quality, comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families.


NAMI Arkansas
1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1, Little Rock
661-1548
NAMI Arkansas offers support, education and advocacy services dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. NAMI offers support groups and provides a warm line for calls.


NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge
15000 Highway 298, Benton
594-5211
NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge offers a continuum of community-based, inpatient treatment and supported living programs for children and adults with brain injuries and other neurological challenges.


Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
11501 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock
223-3322
Pinnacle Pointe offers psychiatric services for children and adolescents. It also serves children of military families from the United States and abroad.


Youth Home Inc.
20400 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
821-5500
This mental health provider 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 at Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas.

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NUTRITION

Arkansas Children’s Hospital COACH Clinic
16101 Cantrell Road, Suite 114, Little Rock
364-4000
The Center for Obesity and Its Consequences in Health offers comprehensive prevention, treatment and maintenance of weight management issues in kids.


Arkansas Children’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic
1210 Wolfe Street, Little Rock
364-8957
The Eating Disorder Clinic provides care for children and adolescents with eating disorders. The program uses a multidisciplinary team approach.


Arkansas Children’s Hospital Nutrition Center
15 Children’s Way, Little Rock
364-3309
The Nutrition Center is committed to improving children’s development, promoting health and preventing diseases later in life through excellence in nutrition research.


Feeding Problems Clinic-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
This clinic provides assessment and therapy for children with a wide variety of feeding problems. It serves children from infancy to 12 years, including children with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.

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RECREATION

ACTS Jr.
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
ACTS Jr. is designed to integrate children ages 7-17 with and without disabilities through the use of the performing arts. It’s offered in Little Rock, Conway and Russellville in the spring and fall.


Adapted Kids Triathlon
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
This triathlon will be held as a special division of the Conway Kid’s race in August. The race will feature swimming, biking and running and will be completely adapted to the ability levels of the children involved. Buddies will be in the pool with kids and will help push, lift and assist participants as needed.


Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
225-1444
Camp Aldersgate offers year-round camping experiences for people who have medical, physical and intellectual special needs.


Camp Connect
2740 College Ave., Conway
329-5459
Camp Connect is designed for children ages 9-13 with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS. Camp participants must be able to function safely within a small group setting, without one-on-one assistance. This year’s camp is June 11-15.


Community Connections
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
Community Connections provides quality extracurricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families. Programs include basketball, art, soccer, music, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, tennis, golf and theatre.


The Crossing at Angel Court
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock
888-4140
This fully-accessible playground features inclusive play equipment and a wheelchair-friendly surface. The playground is situated next to the I Can! Arts & Resource Center.


Faithful Explorers
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock
888-4140
Faithful Explorers is for adults with special needs, ages 18 and up. This group meets at I Can! Arts & Resource Center and explores opportunities for encouragement and support as well as opportunities to give back to the community.


The First Tee Central Arkansas
1 First Tee Way, Little Rock
562-4653
The First Tee of Central Arkansas provides customized programs for kids and young adults with disabilities while having fun on the golf course. Check the website for dates for custom programming.


Freedom Reins
17706 Interstate 30, Suite 3, Benton
315-4414
Freedom Reins offers hippotherapy, where the movement of a horse is used as part of a treatment strategy, when used by physical, occupational and speech therapists.


Geyer Springs First Baptist Church
12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock
455-3474
The Special Gifts Ministry shares God’s love for the disability community by making the church a place of welcome and of defining people by their abilities rather than their disabilities. Activities include: children’s Sunday school, adult Sunday school, parents’ night out, adult outings, Tim Tebow Foundation “Night to Shine” Prom, holiday events, Heart Camp summer camp, adapted Vacation Bible School, Superhero Walk for Awareness, community outreach and the Arkansas Angels Pageant.


I CAN! of Arkansas
1040 Angel Court, Little Rock
888-4140
I Can! of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization 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
375-5557
The Junior League works with Camp Aldersgate during its Kota summer camps in which disabled and non-disabled youth participate together.


Lake Saracen Landing All-Inclusive Playground
501 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff
(870) 536-0920
The Saracen Landing Playground accommodates children with disabilities. It allows all children accessibility and an opportunity to play together.


Miracle League of Arkansas
P.O. Box 7372, Little Rock
940-3405
The is a recreational baseball league for children and adults that have special needs and/or are disabled. Games are played on a barrier-free field, and players are assisted by buddies who help them bat and “run” the bases.


One Heart Playground
Burns Park, Funland Drive, North Little Rock
791-8538
This playground is usable by children with varying degrees of physical and sensory impairments and allows parents or grandparents with physical impairments to be able to interact with them. The entire playground is built on rubber flooring, which allows wheelchairs and walkers to access all the elements easily. There are sensory panels, high-back swings and ramps leading up to every element.


Playground at Mills Park
1003 Mills Park Road, Bryant
501-943-0444
This playground was completely redesigned to provide play opportunities for all families. Every piece of equipment is accessible to all, various sensory panels are placed along the perimeter path, and supportive, high-back swings have been installed so that all may enjoy.


Rivals United Football League
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
RUFL flag football is offered for children with disabilities ages 7-18. It gives them the chance to participate in a team sport and experience the game of football. Leagues are in Conway and Little Rock.


Showstoppers Cheerleading
2740 College Ave., Conway
733-1627
Showstoppers’ cheer program is for children ages 4-18. Participants learn routines and then perform at TOP Soccer and RUFL Football games, cheer competitions and at local events. The program is offered from September to May in Conway and Russellville. Registration begins in August.


Special Olympics Arkansas
2115 Main St., North Little Rock
771-0222
Special Olympics Arkansas unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics Arkansas is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.


Therapeutic Recreation by North Little Rock Parks & Recreation
2700 Willow St., North Little Rock
501-690-0059
This program is intended to enhance health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life in individuals with disabilities. Past activities include bowling, holiday events, skills camps and picnics. Contact Amber Havens at cahavens@nlrpr.org for more information.

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THERAPY

All Children’s Therapy
1701 Aldersgate Road., Suite 1, Little Rock
224-1418
All Children’s provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language therapy to children ages birth to 21.


Allied Therapy & Consulting
1500 Wilson Loop, Ward, 941-5630
5532 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, 588-3211
Allied 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
364-4000
The rehabilitation department houses the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics/orthotics sections. The medical staff works with patients and their families to establish goals and desired outcomes.


Arkansas Children’s Therapy Group
2701 T. P. White Drive, Jacksonville
241-0410
ACTG uses a child-centered, sensory integration approach to provide speech, occupational and physical therapy to children and families with a variety of life challenges.


Ascent Children’s Health Services Day Treatment
4107 Richards Road, North Little Rock
955-2220
Ascent treats children with developmental disabilities through a day treatment program or through outpatient services, depending on the individual needs of the patient.


Ascent Children’s Health Services Day Treatment and Outpatient Clinic
3214 Winchester Drive, Benton
326-6160
Ascent’s day treatment and outpatient program provides an array of therapy services that include speech, occupational, physical and mental health services for all ages. It also provides day treatment and nursing services for medically fragile children. The mental health services includes individual, family therapy, group therapy, case management services, and medication maintenance for people of all ages.


Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas
20400 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
821-5500
Therapists provide outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, families, adults and seniors. Treatment focuses on a variety of emotional and behavioral issues and contemporary work, school or family problems.


Beyond Boundaries
2195 Peyton St., Ward
941-1522
A nonprofit therapy center that uses horses as a therapy tool to increase specific motor, sensory, speech and behavior/social responses. It offers hippotherapy and therapeutic riding.


Beyond Speech
16607 Cantrell Road, Suite 6, Little Rock
367-8007
Beyond Speech provides evaluation and treatment to children with speech, language, and literacy deficits. It provides comprehensive occupational therapy and evaluations. Services are provided on- and off-site.


Centers for Youth & Families
6501 W. 12th St., Little Rock
666-8686
The Centers offers pediatric mental wellness prevention, intervention and treatment programs. From outpatient counseling, to a day treatment school and full-time residential care, there is a program to fit your child’s mental, behavioral and emotional special needs. There’s also a Parent Resource Center to guide families who are in need of all types of parenting information and/or parenting classes.


Easterseals Arkansas Pediatric Outpatient Therapy
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock
227-3600
Easterseals Arkansas offers pediatric outpatient physical, occupational and speech-language therapy to children from newborn to 18 years. An experienced team of therapists and a family service coordinator help families navigate through the complicated areas of financial, medical and educational resources. After referral by a pediatrician, Easterseals performs a comprehensive evaluation to help determine the services needed for your child.


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


First Step Inc.
407 Carson St., Hot Springs
624-6468
First Step aims to reach children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities by offering therapies and services to help each person to reach their full potential.


Hearts & Hooves
2308 Kellogg Acres Road, Sherwood
834-8509
Heart & Hooves 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.


John Brown University CARE Clinic
8114 Cantrell Road, Suite 240, Little Rock
219-9245
CARE Clinic offers services for individuals, couples, families and children. Play therapy is provided at the clinic for children in need of a unique approach that is geared toward their level of communication and understanding. Instead of insurance, a sliding scale is used to calculate the fee of each session by a family’s annual income and number of people in household.


KIDSource
17706 Interstate 30 N., Benton
315-4414
KIDSource offers comprehensive speech, occupational and physical therapy for children with special needs, focusing on independence and overall family wellbeing.


Life Strategies Counseling
1719 Merrill Drive, Little Rock
663-2199
LSI offers counseling services to children, teens, adults, couples and group psychotherapy in a safe, supportive environment. Services are offered for a wide variety of mental health concerns, family and relationship issues, grief and loss, and addiction recovery.


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


OnSite Therapies Inc.
400 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock
687-2000
OnSite Therapies is a locally owned provider of occupational, physical and speech-language therapy services.


Pediatrics Plus
2740 College Ave., Conway
329-5459
Pediatrics Plus is an established provider of services for children with special needs and developmental delays.


Social Behavior-Dennis Developmental Center
1301 Wolfe St., Little Rock
364-1830
This clinic offers cognitive behavioral therapy designed to decrease anxiety and improve social skill challenges associated with developmental and behavioral disorders such as Asperger’s syndrome.