Autism Resource Guide
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
Access offers evaluation services, full-time education, therapy, training and activities for individuals with language and learning disabilities ages infant to 35. Programs include Access Early Childhood, Access Academy, Access Therapy, Access Academic Therapy (specialized tutoring), Access Life (a young adults community-based program), Access Evaluation and Resource Center and Project SEARCH® (a year-long, on-the-job internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities).
1500 Wilson Loop Road, Ward
Location in North Little Rock
Allied Therapy is a therapy group founded in 1993 that provides developmental, speech, occupational and physical therapy to clients of all ages, but specializes in pediatric therapy. The organization’s goal is to “enable, train or retrain an individual to perform the independent skills and activities necessary for daily living.” They also offer home health, mother’s day out, hippotherapy, early intervention, consulting and more.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Autism Multispecialty Clinic
1 Children's Way, Little Rock
The Autism Multispecialty Clinic offers treatment services for children with a formal diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Once a diagnosis has been established, children can receive specialty services including gastroenterology, nutrition, genetics and genetic counseling, neurology and sleep disorders.
Arkansas Families First
4004 McCain Blvd., Ste. 203, North Little Rock
Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. The organization offers services including psychology, psychiatry, counseling and other disciplines, as well as specialized, comprehensive evaluations for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.
Arkansas Therapy Outreach
1306 Military Road, Ste. 1, Benton
Arkansas Therapy Outreach provides free developmental screenings for cognitive, motor, social, communication and self-help skills. ATO also offers in-home or daycare therapy in Conway, Little Rock and the Benton/Bryant areas. The REACH Autism Clinic provides multidisciplinary assessment for children as young as 24 months to determine a potential diagnosis of autism and provides specialized treatment for children already diagnosed.
2195 Peyton St., Ward
16607 Cantrell Road, Ste. 6, Little Rock
Beyond Speech offers speech-language and occupational evaluation and therapy for dyslexia and language-based learning disorders. The pediatric therapy team offers individualized therapy plans based on your child’s needs, will travel to schools and homes, and offers intensive summer literacy camps.
Butterfly Learning Center
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
This inclusive environment benefits all children by offering a wide array of programs taught by a staff of occupational, speech and physical therapists trained in early childhood education. At the Butterfly Learning Center, children with disabilities benefit by having non-disabled peers as role models, while children without disabilities learn to appreciate differences in others.
Centers for Youth and Families
6601 W. 12th St., Little Rock
Other location in Monticello
The Centers for Youth and Families provides care for children ages 3 to 20. Programs address typical family issues as well as specialized areas such as emotionally disturbed or at-risk youth, children with learning differences, foster families and more. The organization offers day treatment, outpatient counseling, school-based mental health therapy and residential treatment programs.
3524 Alcoa Road, Benton
Empire Cheerleading specializes in training beginner, intermediate and elite athletes in preparation for cheerleading careers at state and national championship schools. The organization also coaches a popular all-ages, special needs cheerleading team that caters to all abilities.
Expert Psychological Evaluations
425 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 235, Little Rock
Psychologist at Expert Psychological Evaluations have extensive training in forensic psychological assessment, report writing, testimony and case-law. They focus on the evaluation of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, head injuries, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
1507 E. Race, Searcy
Offers 11 locations throughout the state.
Families, Inc. Counseling Services is home to a team of mental health professionals offering intensive outpatient therapy, psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, play therapy, mental health paraprofessional interventions and school-based services. Common treatment areas include marriage and family issues, depression, codependence, anxiety, behavioral issues and trauma resolution.
Friendship Community Care
908 N. Reynolds Road, Bryant
More than 40 locations throughout the state
Friendship Community Care serves children and adults navigating life with a disability. FCC's Developmental Preschools are learning hubs for children with developmental disabilities age 6 weeks to 5 years that prepare them for success in integrated and therapeutic classroom settings. FCC also provides community outlets and employment opportunities for adults navigating life with a disability by offering programs that incorporate individualized job opportunities, support services, residential options and nonmedical transportation.
Hippos and Fish Specialized Pediatric Therapy
304 Sorensen Drive, North Little Rock
& On Track Therapy 1008 Oak St., Conway
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
17706 I-30 Frontage Road, Benton
Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Malvern, Arkadelphia and Hot Springs
Kidsource Therapy provides outpatient developmental, occupational, physical and speech therapies to children with delays and special needs. They offer support, education and assistance to families. Programs offered include aquatics, hippotherapy, Integrated Listening Systems and more, as well as a sensory and feeding clinic.
2520 W. Main St., Jacksonville
2740 College Ave., Conway
Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Russellville
Pediatrics Plus outpatient therapy provides occupational, physical and speech language therapy. They provide comprehensive evaluations and develop individualized treatment plans based on a child’s specific needs. Therapeutic interventions are used to help a variety of challenges including: language, pragmatics, auditory processing, speech, oral motor, feeding, swallowing, daily living, strength, range-of-motion, flexibility, balance, posture, body mechanics, coordination and endurance.
The Academy at Riverdale
1600 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
The Academy at Riverdale is a private, nonprofit school and outpatient therapy clinic offering services to students with developmental disabilities. The curriculum focuses on the basics of reading, writing, language and arithmetic for children ages 5 to 21 and older. The Academy also encourages students to develop socially and emotionally with an emphasis on appropriate social and life skills growth.
The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
The Allen School serves children from birth to age 5, who are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy and other developmental delays. The school staff of childhood teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals and speech, occupational and physical therapists is dedicated to providing the perfect balance of education and inspiration.
UAMS Kids First
333 Executive Court, Little Rock
Offers 11 locations throughout the state
Kids First is a pediatric academic day healthcare program for children with
special needs. The staff of early childhood specialists, therapists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and physicians offers an evidence-based early learning experience for young children, and works with each family to create a unique plan of services.
2312 Durwood Road, Little Rock
UP Therapy offers services including applied behavior analysis, occupational and physical therapy, speech language pathology, home modification consulting and social skills groups. At UP Therapy, your child will have an individualized program that is based on his or her unique abilities. Therapists offer strategies in a fun and playful environment to promote learning.