Helpful Links:

Alternatives for Adults with Physical Disabilities

The Arc of Arkansas

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Easter Seal Society

Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities

Arkansas Insurance Department

Arkansas Medicaid

Arkansas Medical Home

Arkansas Disability Coalition

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas State Web

ARKids First

Disability Rights Center

Division of Behavioral Health Services

Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

ICAN (IncreasingCapabilities Access Network)

Making Life Easier in the Community

Mental Health Council of Arkansas

Partners for Inclusive Communities

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

Parents Supporting Parents

Cerebral Palsy Resources

Spina Bifida Association

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

CHADD - Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder


Resources for Children:

State Department of Education:
Special Education

Tom Hicks, Interim Associate Director
Arkansas Department of Special Education
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4221

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Janine Riggs, Assistant Director
School Improvement and Professional Development
Arkansas Department of Education
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 406B
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4219

Programs for Infants and Toddlers
with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2

Regina Davenport,
First Connections Coordinator
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services
Donaghey Plaza North
Slot N503
P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-8650
(800) 643-8258

Arkansas Children and Family Services Links
Sandra K. Reifeiss, Early Childhood Program Director
Preschool Programs, Special Education Unit
Arkansas Department of Education
1401 W. Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201-2936
(501) 682-4225

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Robert P. Treviņo, Commissioner
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Department of Workforce Education
1616 Brookwood Drive
P.O. Box 3781
Little Rock, AR 72203-3781
(501) 296-1616
(800) 330-0632

Katy Morris, Director
Division of Services for the Blind

700 Main Street, S101
P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 682-5463; (800) 960-9270
(501) 682-0093 (TTY)
(501) 682-0366 (FAX) E-mail:

Director Of Transition Services
Judy Smith, Director of Transition Services
Department of Career Education's
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division
(870) 862-5451

State Mental Health Agency
Pat Dahlgren, Director
Division of Behavioral Health Services
4313 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-9164

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Anne Wells, Assistant Director
Children's Services
Division of Behavioral Health Services
4313 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-9489

State Division of Developmental Disabilities
James C. Green,Ph.D, Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot N501, 7th and Main Streets, 5th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-8665; (501) 682-1332 (TTY)

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Wilma Stewart, Coordinator
Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council
Freeway Medical Tower
5800 W. 10th, Suite 805
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 661-2589

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Nan Ellen East, Executive Director
Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 296-1775 (V/TTY); (800) 482-1174 (V/TTY)

Client Assistance Program
Eddie Miller, CAP Director
Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 296-1775 (V/TTY); (800) 482-1174

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
DDS Children's Services
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S380
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-2277; (800) 482-5850, ext. 22277 (in AR)

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
Division of Medical Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 295
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(888) 474-8275

Office For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
4601 W. Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
(501) 686-9680; (501) 686-9836 (TTY)

Telecommunications Relay Services
for Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing,
or with Speech Impairments

(800) 285-1121 (V)
(800) 285-1131 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(866) 565-9823 (Speech to Speech)

Blind or Visually Impaired Programs
for Children and Youth Deaf-Blind
Educational Services for the Visually Impaired
Arkansas Department of Education
2402 Wildwood Avenue, Suite 112
Sherwood, AR 72120
(501) 835-5448

Autism & Aspergers 101 Links

Partners for Inclusive Communities
University Center on Disabilities
David Deere, M.S.W. M.TH., Director
Partners for Inclusive Communities
2001 Pershing Circle, Suite 300
North Little Rock, AR 72114-1841
(501) 682-9900; (800) 342-2923

Technology-Related Assistance
Barry Vuletich, Project Director
Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network
2201 Brookwood, Suite 117
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 666-8868 (V/TTY); (800) 828-2799 (in AR)

State Mediation System
Tom Hicks, Special Education Program Manager
State Department of Education, Special Education
1401 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4221


Developmental Disabilities Online Resources:

Institute for Community Inclusion

Social Security Disability Secrets

Social Security Disability Claims

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Association for Children with Down Syndrome

American Association on Mental Retardation

The National Down Syndrome Society

Down Syndrome Health Issues

Autism Treatment Center of America - Son-Rise Program

Autism National Committee

The Autism Society of America

Autism/PDD Resources Network

National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult

National Service Inclusion Project

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

Special needs family friendly fun

Human Services Research Institute

Access Unlimited

United Cerebral Palsy

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children

US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

U.S. DOJ Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page

Health Care Financing Administration - Medicaid Managed Care - It's Your Choice

University of Missouri - Kansas City Institute for Human Development

VCU Employment Support Institute

Awesome Library For The Community

Allen Shea Associates

Family Village

The Arc of the United States

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Larry Bregman Educational Series

Avenues to Independence

Disability Information and Resources

Mental Health Net Resources

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

American Habilitation Services

University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

U.S. Administration for Children and Families

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education