Our Projects

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Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) Core Grant

This serves as the administrative grant that establishes Partners for Inclusive Communities as the University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) for Arkansas.

Arkansas Autism Partnership (AAP)

The AAP is the Medicaid waiver program for young children with autism between the ages of 18 months and 8 years (must be accepted and begin the program before the fifth birthday to be eligible).

Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center (AAROC)

The primary purpose of the Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center is to provide training, technical assistance and support for parents who have children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Arkansas Disability and Health Program

The Arkansas Disability and Health Program is one of 19 state projects funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.

Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy new window

The mission of the Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy is to provide comprehensive, foundational and advanced level training to professionals throughout Arkansas who routinely deal with victims of crime.

Crime Victims with Disabilities Project

Partners, in conjunction with collaborators from numerous state agencies, nonprofit organizations, victim services organizations, and local multidisciplinary teams, has worked to establish a network of education and technical assistance to improve services for people with disabilities who experience violence.

Cultivating Community Capacity (C3)

C3 is a project focused on cultivating community capacity in the Arkansas Deaf community to understand trauma and its impact, create more trauma-aware spaces, and heal from trauma.

Digital Access Solutions Hub (DASH)

DASH provides consulting, technical assistance, training and consultation, remediation and repair of digital resources on a fee-for-service basis.

Increasing Digital Access in Arkansas

The overall goal of this project is to increase the capacity of stakeholders in Arkansas to design more accessible digital environments. Training, technical assistance and resource development is provided in collaboration with iCAN Arkansas. This should provide increased access to technology for people with disabilities, especially individuals who use assistive technology.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

This project provides pre-service interdisciplinary training for students from disciplines serving children with developmental disabilities and in-service training for professionals in the field.

Project LENS

Project LENS is Leading the Evolution toward New Solutions by promoting new perspectives on disability, access and design. We partner with faculty, staff and students in postsecondary programs within Arkansas and beyond to remove barriers and create more inclusive environments.

Safety and Sexual Violence Prevention Project

The overall goal of this project is to promote efforts that help prevent the critical problem of rape and sexual assault among people with disabilities.

Self-Advocate Network Development (SAND)

Partners works with Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Arkansas, and Arkansas People First to encourage people with lived experience with disabilities to find their voice and advocate for their rights, needs, and wants.

Southwest ADA Center Regional Affiliate – Arkansas

The overall goal of this project is to increase the capacity of Arkansas agencies to comply with the ADA and provide access to people with disabilities through training and technical assistance.

Teaming for Early Childhood Inclusion (TECI)

The TECI project is designed to build capacity within the early childhood education network for successful inclusion of children with disabilities.

Welcome the Children

The goal of Welcome the Children is to provide early childhood professionals with quality training, coaching and resources for supportive approaches to cultural diversity, inclusion, and communication. This training also includes the Arkansas Bilingual Interpreter Credential in Education (ABICE), a 40-hour training course for adults who are fluent in English and another oral language and who provide interpretation for meetings between educators and families of children birth through 12th grade. This state credential is recognized by both early childhood and K-12 education.

Additional Collaborations

  • Arkansas Can Do, Inc.
  • Arkansas Homeless Coalition
  • Faith-based Initiative