Resources for Special Needs Families

Activities for Individuals with Special Needs

Arkansas Special Olympics - An organization that helps people with disabilities reach for their goals through personal achievement

Camp Aldersgate - A camp for special needs children, teenagers and adults.

Camp Quality Arkansas - A camp for children with cancer.

Community Connections - A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Arkansas. Their goal is to help families address various health, developmental and social needs by offering comprehensive programs and services not currently available in our Arkansas community.

DisabledTravelers.com - A resource dedicated to accessible travel information.

The Miracle League of Arkansas - A baseball league for children and adults with special needs.

Schools

The Academy at Riverdale - A private school for children with special needs, located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

ACCESS Group, Inc - A nonprofit organization designed to meet the needs of children with language learning differences and their families. ACCESS has schools for ages 6 weeks through high school.

Easter Seals Arkansas - A non-profit organization providing education, therapy and rehabilitation resources for special needs children and adults.

Frances Allen School (501-664-2961) - A private school for children with special needs, located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Helping Hand Children's Center - A preschool for children with special needs, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Specific Diagnoses

Arkansas Down Syndrome Association - A non-profit organization providing resources to adults with Down Syndrome.

Autism is OK - A website by a mother of an autistic child.

Autism Speaks - The nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.

Eye Contact Arkansas - A website dedicated to autism news and legislative issues.

Muscular Dystrophy Association - A national voluntary health agency dedicated to conquering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect a million Americans of all ages.

Music As Therapy For Autistic Children - A summary of the benefits of using music in therapy for children with autism.

National Autism Association - Arkansas Chapter - Dedicated to increasing awareness of autism in our community, supporting, connecting and empowering families, and improving the lives of individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan.

Rights for Those With Hearing Loss

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas - A non-profit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, for parents of children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities who cannot find assistance other than state run institutions.

Therapy Services

Chronic Pain Relief with Swimming Exercises

Easter Seals Arkansas - A non-profit organization providing education, therapy and rehabilitation resources for special needs children and adults.

Equestrian Zone - Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to individuals with disabilities in the Russellville, Arkansas area.

Helping Hand Children's Center - A preschool for children with special needs, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Disabilities

Music as Therapy: How Music Can Make You Healthier  

Music Therapy

Recovery Zone Pediatric Therapy - Therapy center in Russellville, Arkansas.

Stay Active with a Disability: Quick Tips

Other Organizations

Arkansas Disability Rights Center - A non-profit organization which serves as the rights protection and advocacy system for persons with disabilities in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. - AEDD's mission is to provide optimum comprehensive services to developmentally disabled individuals through the administration of direct service programs.

Ascent Childrens Health Services - Ascent is a leading provider of community-based programs providing early developmental intervention day treatment services and mental health services to infants, children, adolescents and families in Arkansas.

Medical Home, Arkansas - A website is dedicated to all families and health care professionals who provide nurture and care for children with special health care needs.

National Disability Institute - The National Disability Institute is a national research and development organization with the mission to promote income preservation and asset development for persons with disabilities and to build healthy financial futures for Americans with disabilities.

Financial/Tax Resources

Arkansas Income Tax - AR1000RC5 - Developmentally Disabled Individual Certificate

Arkansas Income Tax - AR1000DC - Disabled Child Certificate

Arkansas Income Tax - Instructions for AR1000 and AR1000NR

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

Financial Aid Opportunities For Disabled Individuals

IRS Publication 3966 - Living with Disabilities

Mortgage and Home Loan Help Guide for the Disabled - To help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own.

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

The Simple Dollar - A variety of financial information about banking, investing, insurance, etc.

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled - Some Income Tax tips from Intuit (makers of TurboTax)

Other Resources

Disability.govís Guide to Transportation

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

The Morgan Project - An outstanding list of disability-related resources.

Novastor - Computers and Software Helping the Disabled

Pathfinder, Inc. - A list of disability-related resources in Arkansas.

Special Needs Resource Project - An outstanding list of disability-related resources by state.

Working with Students with Disabilities - Helpful information from DisabledTravelers.com on working with students with disabilities.