Autism Resource Guide 2018

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ACCESS®
ACCESS Stella Boyle Smith
Early Childhood Campus
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock

ACCESS Academy and Young Adult Campus
1500 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock
501-217-8600, accessgroupinc.org

ACCESS® offers evaluation services, full-time education, therapy, training and activities for individuals with special needs ages 6 weeks through adulthood. Programs include the ACCESS Evaluation and Resource Center, ACCESS Early Childhood, ACCESS Academy, ACCESS Therapy, ACCESS Academic Therapy (specialized tutoring), ACCESS Life (a young adults community-based program), and Project SEARCH® Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative in partnership with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (a ten month internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities).

AIM Clinics
Lander's Corporate Plaza, Ste. 1100B
22461 I-30 Frontage Road, Bryant
501-574-3053, aimclinics.com

AIM Clinics is Arkansas’s premiere provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism. AIM Clinics was founded by a mother of two children with autism who became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) after she saw first-hand how ABA helped her own children.

Applied behavior analysis is widely recognized as one of the safest and most effective treatments for individuals with autism. ABA is currently the only autism therapy recommended for long-term benefit by the United States Surgeon General and the only therapy scientifically proven to move children up, and even off, the autism spectrum. AIM Clinics offers ABA therapy both in our clinic in Bryant or in our clients’ homes to maximize the therapy’s efficacy and minimize the burden on our families. We also offer training for our parents so they can continue using the principles of ABA to help their child thrive in any situation.

At AIM Clinics, we AIM to unlock potential, realize dreams and feel like family.
To find out more about joining the AIM family, schedule a free informational consultation at aimclinics.com.

Allied Therapy
1500 Wilson Loop Road, Ward
501-941-5630, allied-therapy.com
Location in North Little Rock

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Autism Multispecialty Clinic
1 Children's Way, Little Rock
501-364-4000, archildrens.org

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
501-812-4268, arfamiliesfirst.com

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
501-481-8930, artherapyoutreach.com
Other locations in Hot Springs and Sheridan

Beyond Boundaries
2195 Peyton St., Ward
501-941-1522, beyondboundariesar.org

Beyond Speech
16607 Cantrell Road, Ste. 6, Little Rock
501-944-5968

Butterfly Learning Center
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-228-3868, ucpcark.org

The mission of the Butterfly Learning Center is to offer high quality early intervention and early childhood services in an integrated, inclusive preschool setting to improve the lives of children with and without disabilities. We strive to provide an accepting, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our staff is well trained in early childhood education and we offer occupational, speech and physical therapy to qualifying children. We maintain low child to staff ratios of 1:4 (6 weeks to 3 years old) and 1:7 (3 to 5 years old).  Our focus is to provide a loving and stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development so they are ready to successfully enter kindergarten and have a strong foundation to be life-long learners.

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Centers for Youth and Families
6601 W. 12th St., Little Rock
501-666-8686, centersforyouthandfamilies.org
Other location in Monticello 

The Centers for Youth and Families provides prevention, intervention and treatment services for children ages 0 to 26 and their families. Programs address typical family issues, as well as specialized areas such as socially/emotionally challenged or at-risk youth, children with learning differences, foster families and more.  The organization offers general and specialized parenting classes, outpatient counseling, school-based behavioral health counseling, therapeutic foster homes programming, day treatment, partial hospitalization and residential inpatient services.

Empire Cheerleading
3524 Alcoa Road, Benton
501-574-6078, empirecheerleading.com

Expert Psychological Evaluations
425 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 235, Little Rock, 
501-444-2688, psychological-evaluations.com

Families, Inc. 
1507 E. Race, Searcy
501-305-2359, familiesinc.net
Offers 11 locations across Northeast,
North Central and Central Arkansas.

First Step Arkansas
407 Carson St., Hot Springs
501-624-6468, firststeparkansas.com

Most of us are affected to some degree by family members or friends who have some form of disability. First Step is here to help improve the quality of life in 27 Arkansas counties by helping those with developmental disabilities become more independent. Established in 1958, First Step is a place where children and adults with developmental disabilities receive treatment and therapeutic service in a community setting.

The professional staff of First Step includes compassionate people with a number of talents and abilities and a variety of educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to join forces with you and your physician to design a personalized, effective plan of action that will be the best fit for your child or loved one.

All of our therapists maintain current Arkansas licensing in his or her particular discipline. Developmental treatment services for children are overseen by certified teachers working as development treatment coordinators. Many of our instructors (paraprofessionals) have their CDA (Child Development Associate) degree, and all are encouraged to obtain it. We also have registered nurses and master’s level counselors on staff. Our support personnel—including van drivers, escorts, etc.—are trained to the highest level necessary to perform their particular jobs with excellence.

Friendship Community Care
908 N. Reynolds Road, Bryant
501-847-9711, fccare.org
Several locations throughout the state

Hearts and Hooves
2308 Kellogg Acres Road, Sherwood
501-834-8509, heartsandhooves.com

Hippos and Fish Specialized Pediatric Therapy
304 Sorensen Drive, North Little Rock
501-246-5191, hopposandfish.com

Imagination Station & On Track Therapy
1008 Oak St., Conway
501-358-6868, ontrackplay.com

Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501-569-3410, ualr.edu/gifted/about-the-center

Kidsource Therapy
17706 I-30 Frontage Road, Benton
501-315-4414, kidsourcetherapy.com
Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Malvern,
Arkadelphia and Hot Springs

Methodist Family Health
1600 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock  
501-661-0720, methodistfamily.org

Methodist Counseling Clinics, a service of Methodist Family Health, offers comprehensive assessment and treatment services for behavioral, emotional, learning and adjustment difficulties. For autism, we provide psychological testing, parent support and education, and resources for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

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SERVICES
• Individual, family and group counseling services
• Registered play therapists
• Grief and trauma specialists
• Medication consultation and management
• Board certified psychiatrists and child psychiatrists
• Case management
• Behavior management planning and techniques
• School-based counseling services in select cities
• Access to other inpatient, outpatient and residential programs within the Methodist Family Health Continuum of Care Referrals to the Methodist Counseling Clinics can come from parents and guardians, primary care physicians, pediatricians, teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, juvenile courts and the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Pathfinder, Inc. 
2520 W. Main St., Jacksonville
501-982-0528, pathfinderinc.org

Pediatrics Plus
2740 College Ave., Conway
501-329-5459, pediatricsplus.com
Locations in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Russellville 


The Academy at Riverdale
1600 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
501-663-6965, academyatriverdale.com

The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
501-664-2961, theallenschool.org

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
501-526-8700, arpediatrics.org/kidsfirst
Offers 11 locations throughout the state

Up Therapy
2312 Durwood Road, Little Rock
501-313-5973, uptherapyar.com