Arkansas' Center on Disabilities

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.


Partners’ Mission is inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.

Definition of Inclusion: When everyone is valued and involved in society and community living.

Partners Provides:

  • Advocacy
  • Information Sharing
  • Practical Support
  • Research
  • Training

Our Beliefs and Values

Disability is a natural part of the human experience that in no way takes away a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society. Opportunities to take part in society on an equal level with others should be available without social and environmental barriers.

This includes the right to:

  • be treated with respect,
  • exert control and choice over our own lives,
  • live where and with whom we choose,
  • develop friendships and relationships,
  • live free of violence and other forms of abuse,
  • pursue gainful employment,
  • receive supports that strengthen families,
  • receive quality education in inclusive settings,
  • participate in and contribute to our communities, and
  • pursue our own dreams.


UA Partners Updates

We’ve Moved!

We have relocated our offices from downtown Little Rock to west Little Rock. Our new address is:

10809 Executive Center Drive
Searcy Building, Suite 316
Little Rock, AR 72211

Working Remotely

The staff of the University of Arkansas – Partners for Inclusive Communities continue to be active and provide programming and services. Staff are working remotely and face-to-face events have been cancelled to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, as per U of A policy. Meetings and services are being provided by phone and video conferencing technologies. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need information or training.

COVID-19 Resources

We’ve gathered a resources related to COVID-19 and disability. You can find those on this page: COVID-19 Resources

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