Respite & Support

 

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 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.

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.

 

Northwest Arkansas Autism Support Group is a nonprofit organization serving families with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To learn more, click: www.nwaautismsupport.com

 

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

 

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

 

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 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. 

 

 

Hispanic Support Groups

 

Support group for families of children with disabilities in Rogers. Second Saturday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at Soldiers of Christ Church, 2300 S. 13th Street in Rogers. For more information, contact Wendy Guiterrez at (479)866-0332. 



Support group for families of children with disabilities in Springdale. Third Saturday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Community Parent Resource Center library, 614 E. Emma, Suite 219 in Springdale. For more information, contact Elizabeth or Rut at (479)927-3283.

 

Hispanic Women's Organization advances educational opportunities for Hispanic women and their families, provides assistance with citizenship, voter registration, mentoring/empowermient, and establishes community connections. English: Contact Patricia White at (479)927-4100 or pwhite@supports.org. Spanish: Elizabeth Scott (Tuesday-Friday 10-5) at escott@supports.org or (479)927-3283. Cecilia Franco (Monday-Friday 8-5) at cfranco@supports.org or Ana Orihuela at (479)387-3661.

 

 

Parenting Classes and Other Resources



Family Leadership Classes are offered through the Arkansas Developmental Disability Council. Free, informative classes are offered in Little Rock, with gas, hotel, and meals covered if registered. Applications are available online. To learn more, click: www.ddcouncil.org/familyservices.html

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

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/

The Arkansas Parent Training and Information Center is a statewide program operated through the Arkansas Disability Coalition. The center's goal is to empower parents of children with disabilities, focusing on parents' role as decision makers and advocates for their children. To learn more, click: www.adcpti.org

 

Mental Health Services



Ozark Guidance offers quality, affordable mental healthcare services in communities throughout northwest Arkansas. To learn more, call (479)750-2020 or click: www.ozarkguidance.org



UAMS Centers for Children, Schmieding Developmetal Center offers psychological assessments, IQ testing, and assessments for various types of developmental disabilities. To learn more, click: www.schmiedingcenter.org



 

Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Physicians



​Dr. Felicia Johnson, Dr. Lance Manning, or Dr. Jared Spencer at Ear Nose & Throat Center of the Ozarks. Call (479)750-2080 or click: www.entozarks.com



Dr. Randall Black, Dr. John Lee, or Dr. James Ragland at Mercy Clinic, Ear, Nose, and Throat in Rogers. Call (479)636-0110 or click: www.mercy.net/nwaent

Pediatric Dentists

​Dr. Jeff Rhodes or Dr. Emily Fourmy at Northwest Pediatric Dental Clinic. Call (479)631-6377 or click: www.nwapdc.com



Dr. William Mahon or Dr. Jim Hunt at My Village Pediatric Dentistry. Call (479)273-9302 or click: www.myvillagesmiles.com

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Pediatric Optometrist and Vision Therapists



Dr. Megan Petty at Centerton Family Eyecare in Centerton. To learn more, call (479)795-1411, or click: www.visionsource-centertoneyecare.com/



Dr. Micah Thomason at Advanced Family Eye Care in Springdale. To learn more, call (479)750-3937, or click:  www.springdaleeyedoctor.com

 



Pediatric Ophthalmologists



Dr. Paul Henry or Dr. Peter Daut at Henry Eye Clinic in Fayetteville. Call (479) 442-5227

 

 

Neurologists



Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Neurology Clinic. To learn more, click: www.archildrens.org

 

Tonya and Jhablall Balmakund, UAMS Center for Children in Lowell. To learn more, click: www.centersforchildren.org/

 



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