Referral Directory for People with Disabilities

Adult Education
Advocacy Services
Assistive Technology
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Assessment/Treatment
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Screening
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Additional Resources

Autism
Educational Services
Job Coaches
Learning Disabilities, Assessment/Treatment
Learning Disabilities Websites for Teachers, Adults with Learning Disabilities, Parents, and Children
Literacy
Mentoring
Nationwide Support Services Information
Optometrists
Postsecondary Scholarships, Disability-Related
Resource Centers/Libraries
Speech, Language, and Hearing
Statewide Services
Support Groups
Support Services
Transition

Adult Education

Adult education programs provide basic skills classes to adults with less than a high school education who want to improve basic skills and/or obtain a GED diploma.

Arkansas Adult Education Programs
http://www.arcareereducation.org/

Map view of Arkansas counties
http://aalrc.org/adminteachers/index.html

 

Advocacy Services

Advocacy includes support and information about the legal rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities.
Disability Rights Center of Arkansas
http://disabilityrightsar.org/

Social Security Disability Claims
http://www.social-security-disability-claims.org/

Disability Secrets: Tips, Advice, Explanations, and Answers
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/

 

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology includes a wide variety of tools designed to assist people with disabilities in order that they may reach their full potential, participate and be productive members of their communities.

Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network
http://www.ar-ican.org/

Assistive Listening Devices Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dept of Audiology and Speech
Call 501.316.2442 or 888.335.0396 (Voice/TDD)

Easter Seal Technology Resource Center
http://www.iser.com/easterseal-AR.html

Lion's World Services for the Blind Technology Center
http://www.lwsb.org 
501.664.7100 (Voice/TDD)
800.248.0734 (Voice)

Tools for Life
http://www.gatfl.org/

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Assessment / Treatment

Resources for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aacap.org

American Academy of Neurology

http://www.aan.com/  

American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org

American Medical Association

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/home.page

American Psychological Association

http://helping.apa.org/find.html

Attention Deficit Disorders Association - Southern Region

http://www.adda-sr.org

LD Online

http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/adhd

National Association of Social Workers

http://www.socialworkers.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

http://www.add.org

National Board for Certified Counselors

http://www.nbcc.org

Find local ADHD diagnosticians:

Some questions to ask when choosing a psychologist:

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Screening

Adult AD/HD Screening Test
http://www.addcoach4u.com/adultaddtest.html

Online screening tools for ADHD as a first step to deciding whether or not a diagnosis should be conducted.
My ADHD.com
http://myadhd.com/assessmenttools.html

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Additional Resources

National Resource Center on AD/HD (CHADD)
http://www.help4adhd.org/

 

Autism

Autism Society
http://www.autism-society.org

Arkansas Autism

http://www.arkansasautism.org/

Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center

2001 Pershing Circle, Suite 300
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501.682.9900 or 800.342.2923
http://aaroc.org/

The Autism Research Foundation

http://theautismresearchfoundation.org/resources/about-autism/

The National Autism Association

http://nationalautismassociation.org/

 

Educational Services

Learning Disabilities assessment, therapy, and/or remediation.

Educational Services Associates
501.666.8686, Ext. 1129
LearningRx
http://www.learningrx.com/center2/

1900 Aldersgate Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501.223.9500

1401 SE Walton Boulevard, Suite 109
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
479.715.6870

5602 Richmond Road, Suite 104
Richmond Moores Crossing
Texarkana, Texas 75503
903.838.0303

University of the Ozarks
Jones Learning Center for Students with Learning Disabilities
http://joneslearningcenter.ozarks.edu/

UALR Disability Resource Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave., Donaghey Student Center 103
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204-1099
501.569.3143
http://ualr.edu/disability/contact/

 

Health Impairments

Hemophilia Federation of America
102 B Westmark Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506
800.230.9797
http://www.hemophiliafed.org/
Parke Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Award
c/o IntraMed

1622 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10019
800.292.7373

 

Job Coaches

The purpose of job coaching is to help people with disabilities determine appropriate accommodations and/or work strategies to accomplish essential tasks of a job.

Welfare Peer Technical Assistance
https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/

 

Learning Disabilities, Assessment / Treatment

Resources for diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities.
Arkansas Children's Hospital, Child Study Center
501.364.4670
http://www.archildrens.org/Services/Child-Study-Center.aspx

Arkansas Directory of Psychologists
http://psychologyinfo.com/directory/AR/

Arkansas Mental Health Association
http://www.mhca.org/

http://www.mhca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/mhca-directory-2011.pdf

Internet Special Education Resources
http://www.iser.com/CAassess.html

School Psychology Resources Online
http://school-psychology.org/

Find local psychologists:

Some questions to ask when choosing a psychologist:

Learning Disabilities Websites for Teachers, Adults with Learning Disabilities, Parents, and Children

Most of these websites include information for parents, teachers, advocates, and students, and include resources for both children and adults.
LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org

National Institute for Literacy
Special Collections, Literacy and Learning Disabilities

http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/home.htm

Learning Disabilities Association of America
http://ldaamerica.org

 

Literacy

Arkansas Literacy programs provide one-on-one tutoring for children and adults to remediate basic skills.
Arkansas Literacy Councils
http://www.arkansasliteracy.org/our-services/local-programs/

 

Mentoring

Local support services for people with disabilities.
Arkansas Support Network
http://www.supports.org/

Mainstream Independent Living Center
Little Rock, AR
http://www.mainstreamilrc.com/

Sources for Community Independent Living Services
Fayetteville, AR
http://www.arsources.org/

 

Nationwide Support Services Information

Online support services for people with disabilities.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Reference Circulars for Learning Disabilities Organizations and Resources
http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/learn.html

National Institute for Literacy

Special Collections, Literacy and Learning Disabilities
http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/home.htm

Southeast Disability and Business Technical Alliance

http://www.adasoutheast.org/

 

Optometrists

Developmental Vision Assessment
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
http://www.covd.org
Home Therapy Systems
http://www.homevisiontherapy.com

 

Post-Secondary Scholarships, Disability-Related

General

Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities – Scholarship Form

http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/programs/specialPrograms/governorCommissionOnPeopleWithDisabilities/Documents/REVISED%20GCPD%20Scholarship%20Application%202013%20with%20consent%20form.pdf

 

Foundation for Science and Disability, Inc.
Richard Mankin, Grants Committee Chair
503 NW 89 Street
Gainesville, FL 32607-1400

 

Lions Club International
(Check with your local chapter)
http://www.lionsclubs.org/

Personnel Representative, Undergraduate Scholar Program, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

 

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship Award for Students with Disabilities, Foundation for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
703.264.3507

 

Venture Clubs Student Aid Award and Venture Clubs of America

2 Penn Center Plaza, #1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1883
215.557.9300

http://www.venturescholar.org/resource/scholarshipslisting.html

 

Hearing Impairments

Minnie Pearl Scholarship Program, EAR Foundation

2000 Church Street, Box 111
Nashville, TN 37236
800-545-HEAR

http://hearingbridges.org/images/uploads/Minnie%20Pearl%20Application%202012.pdf

Stokoe Scholarship, National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.587.1788
301.587.1789 (TTY)
http://www.nad.org/


The Geoffrey Foundation (for oral deaf)
PO Box 1112
Kennebunkport, ME  04046
207.967.5798

 

 

 

Visual Impairments

American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005
202.467.5081
http://www.acb.org/

Council of Citizens with Low Vision (CCLV)

6511 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
800.733.2258
http://www.cclvi.org/

American Foundation for the Blind

11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
800.232.5463
http://www.afb.org/

Ezra Davis Memorial Scholarship, National Federation of the Blind

Chair, Scholarship Committee
814 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Grinnell, IA 50112
515.236.3366

Association for Education and Rehabilitation
 of the Blind and Visually Impaired
4600 Duke Street #430
P.O. Box 22397
Alexandria, VA 22304
703.823.9690
http://aerbvi.org/

 

Learning Through Listening Award, Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609.453.0606
https://www.learningally.org/

Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
900 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.682.1155 or 866.660.0885
http://www.library.arkansas.gov/libraryForTheBlind/Pages/default.aspx


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

http://www.loc.gov/nls/index.html


Christian Record Services
PO Box 6097
Lincoln NE 68506-0097
402.488.0981
http://www.christianrecord.org/

Lighthouse International

111 E. 59 Street
New York, NY 10022-1202
800.829.0500
http://www.lighthouseguild.org/

 

Mobility Impairments

ChairScholars Foundation
16101 Carencia Lane
Odessa, FL 33556
813.920.2737
http://www.chairscholars.org/

Venture Clubs of America

2 Penn Center Plaza, #1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1883
215.557.9300

Spina Bifida Association of America

4590 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20007
800.621.3141
http://www.sbaa.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Disabilities

Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
This scholarship is available to current residents of Arkansas only. This scholarship is for students who are ineligible for SSI or SSD funding.

http://www.ldarkansas.org/norman.cfm

 

AHEAD Scholarship Program
http://www.ahead.org/resources


Ann Ford Scholarship Program, National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
888.575.7373
http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards

Learning Through Listening Award, Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609.453.0606
https://www.learningally.org/

 

Resource Centers / Libraries

Local, statewide, and national resources for people with disabilities, including training, materials, and referral information.
To find disability-related resources at any public library website, go to the call number section of the website and search for "adc."
Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center
http://aalrc.org

Arkansas Special Education Resource Center
2402 Wildwood Avenue, Suite 170
Sherwood, AR 72120
800.482.8437

Arkansas Child Find Project
http://www.archildfind.org/

 

Arkansas State Resources


Disability Resources, Inc.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/

Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
  
900 W. Capitol Ave., Suite 100
Little Rock,  AR  72201 
501.682.1155 or 866.660.0885
http://www.library.arkansas.gov/libraryForTheBlind/Pages/default.aspx

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) 
http://www.loc.gov/nls/index.html

National Resource Center on AD/HD
http://www.help4adhd.org/

 

Speech, Language & Hearing

Local and statewide services for education, diagnosis, and/or treatment for people with speech, language, and/or hearing disabilities.
Arkansas School for the Deaf
http://www.arschoolforthedeaf.org/education/components/layout/default.php?sectionid=4&url_redirect=1

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Speech and Hearing Clinic 
http://cdis.uark.edu/speech-hearing-clinic/index.php

University of Central Arkansas, Dept of Speech Therapy
Speech Language Hearing Center
http://uca.edu/slhc/

Assistive Listening Devices Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Audiology and Speech

501.316.2442
http://cerebralpalsyresources.cpfamilynetwork.org/ar/alexander/department-audiology-and-speech-association-hearing-impaired-children

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Speech and Hearing Clinic
http://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/audandspeechpathology/clinical-programs/

 

Statewide Services

Statewide resources for people with disabilities.
LD Online State Resources
http://www.ldonline.org/ldresources/links/state

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

http://www.ldarkansas.org/


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

http://www.loc.gov/nls/index.html

Support Groups

Local support group information for people with disabilities.

BrainandSpinalCord.org
http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/support-groups/brain-injury/arkansas.html

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
http://www.ldarkansas.org/

 

Support Services

Local, statewide, and national resources for support services for people with disabilities; includes information for children and adults.
Arkansas Association on Higher Education and Disability (Ark-AHEAD) 
http://www.arkahead.org/

Arkansas Special Education
http://arksped.k12.ar.us/
spedsupport@arkansas.gov
501.682.4221
TTY: 501.682.4222   

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/Pages/default.aspx

Arkansas Job Network
http://www.arkansasjobnetwork.com/library.asp?pagemode=4&cid=83

Behavioral Health Counseling and Rehabilitation in Arkansas
http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dbhs/Pages/dbhs_services.aspx

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
http://www.chadd.org

Easter Seals
www.eastersealsar.com/

Health on the Net Foundation
http://www.healthonnet.org/

Increasing Capabilities Access Network
http://www.ar-ican.org/

Independent Living Centers (ILC)
http://www.virtualcil.net/cils/query-iandr.php?state=ar

 

Name of ILC

Phone Number

Service Area

Delta Resource Center

870.535.2222

Chicot, Ashley, Jefferson, Grant, Cleveland, Arkansas, 
Lincoln, Desha, and Drew Counties

Mainstream

501.280.0012 (Voice)
502.280.9262 (TDD)

Pulaski County

Sources for 
Independent Living

501.442.5600

Washington, Benton, Madison, and Carroll Counties

Spa Area Independent 
Living Services

501.624.7710

Garland, Hot Spring, Saline, Clark, and Montgomery Counties

 

Job Accommodation Network
http://askjan.org/

LD Resources
http://www.ldresources.com/

Mayo Clinic ADHD Information
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/adhd/DS00275

National Resource Center on ADHD
http://www.help4adhd.org/

Parent Advisory Council
501.682.1461

Partners for Inclusive Communities
http://uofapartners.uark.edu/

University of the Ozarks Jones Learning Center for Students with Learning Disabilities
http://joneslearningcenter.ozarks.edu/

 

Transition Services

Statewide agency providing local support and referral assistance for K-12 students with disabilities for transition from public schools to post-secondary education and/or employment.
 http://www.arkansastransition.com/

 

 

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Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center | 801 Louisiana Street Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone (501) 907-2490 | Fax (501) 907-2492 | Email info@aalrc.org