Respite & Support

Support

Arkansas Support Network

Arkansas Support Network's Family Support Program provides flexible, individualized support for families. To learn more, click: www.supports.org/family-support-program

The Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center is sponsored by Arkansas Support Network, serving families of children with disabilities from birth to age 26. They have an extensive collection of parent resources that can be borrowed free of charge. To learn more, click: www.supports.org/cprc/


Autism Involves Me (AIM)

To enhance the lives of people with autism by connecting the NW Arkansas community through greater awareness and resources. AIM is a local non profit who supports families impacted by autism in Benton and Washington counties. All funds raised through donations and events remain in NWA.

https://www.aimnwa.org/

Down Syndrome Connection Support Group

Down Syndrome Connection Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Springdale. For more information, contact Jennifer McWhorter (479) 644-9208 or visit www.dscnwa.org


Cerebral Palsy Support

Cerebral Palsy Support is a support group for individuals with cerebral palsy and their families, friends and caregivers. They meet every first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Camilla Medders at (479)409-2887 or camillajoy@gmail.com or Missy Joyce at missy.joyce@sbcglobal.net.


PEACE of Northwest Arkansas

PEACE of Northwest Arkansas is a support group for people with epilepsy, their family and friends. To learn more, click: www.peaceinark.com or contact Alan Cronister at (479)799-1614 or nwaesg@cox.net.

Tourette Syndrome Association

Tourette Syndrome Association is a major national health-related organization with more than 30 U.S. Chapters and 125 support groups. The Chapters hold educational conferences, family meetings, picnics and outings, fund raising events and support groups in their states/areas. For more information, contact the Bentonville Area Support Group/Outreach leader, Julie Lancaster, at (479)366-3903, (479)876-1999, or at tylerandjulie@sbcglobal.net.


Northwest Arkansas Celiac-Sprue Group

Northwest Arkansas Celiac-Sprue Group is a support group for people with celiac disease. For more information, contact Janice Carmichael at 501-636-8995. Rogers, AR - Support Group

Respite

99 Balloons

99 Balloons offers monthly respite for families with disabled children and siblings free of charge. Each ballon represents a day that Eliot Mooney spent on this earth. To learn more, click: www.99balloons.org/history

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy offers $1,200/year worth of respite services to families who qualify, based on income. To find out more, call Cheryl Anderson at (479)966-4322 or contact the northwest arkansas office at (479)879-3882.

Parenting Classes and Other Resources

Jones Center

The Arkansas Center for Effective Parenting offers free classes at the Jones Center in Springdale. To learn more, visit: www.parenting-ed.org


Arkansas Parent Training and Information Centers

Purpose: The purpose of the parent training and information center is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve educational results for their children. The following web site provides further information on the work of currently funded PTIs: www.parentcenterhub.org.

1702 Stone Street, Suite A Jonesboro, AR 72401

www.thecenterforexceptionalfamilies.org

Serving families statewide

Arkansas Community Parent Resource Centers

These centers are designed to meet the specific needs of parents who experience significant isolation from available sources of information and support in the geographically defined communities served. These parents include low-income parents, parents of limited English proficient children, and parents with disabilities. Serving Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington Counties

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/the-parent-center-network/

614 E. Emma, Suite 219 Springdale, AR, 72764

Call (479) 927-4100 or visit www.nwacprc.org for more information.


Arkansas Support Network

Arkansas Support Network's Family Support Program provides flexible, individualized support for families. To learn more, click: www.supports.org/family-support-program

The Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center is sponsored by Arkansas Support Network, serving families of children with disabilities from birth to age 26. They have an extensive collection of parent resources that can be borrowed free of charge. To learn more, click: www.supports.org/cprc/



Arkansas Disability Coalition

Arkansas Disability Coalition (ADC) is a statewide organization that assists families and individuals with all types of disabilities, providing health-related support, information, resources and training. To learn more, visit www.adcpti.org