Partners for Inclusive Communities (Partners) is Arkansas’ University Center on Disabilities. Administratively located within the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, Partners is a member of the nationwide Association of University Centers on Disabilities – AUCD.
To support individuals with disabilities
and families of children with disabilities
to fully and meaningfully participate
in community life, effect systems change,
prevent disabilities and promote healthy lifestyles.
Our Beliefs and Values:
Individuals with disabilities are people first, with the same needs and desires as other people. Disability is a natural and normal part of the human experience that in no way diminishes a person's right to fully participate in all aspects of society.
All people, including those with disabilities, have the right to:
These rights are set forth in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (Public Law 106-402). These beliefs are embedded throughout Partners' services and activities.