Monday, July 26, 2010

DRC Public Input Link

Reach for Your Possibilities! Let Us Help!
Help stop discrimination against people with disabilities!

Disability Rights Center is seeking public input for its 2011 priorities and goals.

Just paste the path below into your web browser and complete the form.

Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock AR 72207

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Arkansas Disability Policy Consortium Summit 2010

Arkansas Disability Policy Consortium (ADPC) will host the
2010 Disability Policy Summit “Arkansans for Full Participation”
OCTOBER 20, 2010
at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Downtown Little Rock @ the Clinton Library, 707 Interstate 30, Room reservation contact 501-687-7700.
8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. Registration
9:30 A.M. -11:45 A.M. Disability Networking
12 Noon- 12:30 P.M. Lunch
12:45 P.M.- 2:15 P.M. Candidates Panel
2:15 P.M.- 2:30 P.M. Wrap Up
More information contact

ARC Survey

The National Arc is conducting a FINDS survey

"Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports"

This will take a few minutes to complete but it gives your voice a chance to be heard.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Positively Autism Vol 5 Issue 3
is the link to the latest edition of the online, free magazine. This issue is devoted to Occupational Therapy.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Social Skills Group Starting in Conway

Social Skills Groups
We are excited to announce that social skills groups are forming and will begin this September in Conway. The groups will include up to 8 children with 2 group leaders.

The social skills groups are open to children ages 4-12 who need instruction in the area of social skills. Deficits in this area are commonly found in children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders but a formal diagnosis is not required.

Group leaders will utilize research-based strategies and ABA methodology during instruction. Data will be collected during each session to monitor progress on the areas being programmed for.

An intake appointment with both the parent and child will be scheduled for August and will assist group leaders in developing social skill goals and group placement. Ongoing communication with parents will assist in allowing skills that are learned in group to be practiced outside of group times.

Group Leaders:

Jennifer Hennessey, Ed.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years experience working with children on the autism spectrum in both home and public school settings.

Shelia Smith, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, has over 6 years experience specializing in early childhood and working with children on the autism spectrum. She is currently completing coursework and receiving supervision required for the BCBA exam.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at 501-940-4435 or Shelia at 501-730-3578