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Resources in Arkansas

AMVETS

AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers information, counseling and claims service to all honorably discharged veterans and their dependents concerning disability compensation, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension, education, employment, and other benefits.

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Phone Number: 501-683-2382

Address:
2014 John Ashley Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Website: http://www.veterans.arkansas.gov

Email: adva@arkansas.gov

 

 

Brain Injury Support Groups

Brain injury support groups can be a valuable source of information, emotional support, encouragement and social activities for people who have sustained a brain injury as well as family members and other caregivers.

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  • Little Rock:
    • When: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:30 am
    • Where: Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, ground floor, Inservice Education Room. 9501 Baptist Health Drive
    • For more information: (501) 202-7047 Lunch is provided
  • Hot Springs:
    • When: 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:30 pm
    • Where: Roland Room at CHI St Vincent, 300 Werner St
    • For more information: (501) 416-6325
  • Texarkana:
    • When: 4th Friday of every month at noon
    • Where: St Michael Rehab in the Dogwood Room, 2400 St Michael Drive, Texarkana
    • For more information: alison.crank@christushealth.org, (903) 614-4000
    • If you are new or have not attended in awhile, please contact Alison to verify time and date!
  • Fayetteville:
    • When: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1-2pm
    • Where: SOURCES Conference room, 1918 Birch Ave
    • For more information: Call Brooke at 888-284-7521
  • Jonesboro:
    • When: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3pm
    • Where: Encompass Health (formerly Health South) lower lobby,, 1201 Fleming Ave.
    • For more information: Ashley Watson: 870-351-5995
  • Memphis:
    • When: 3rd Tuesday of every month (except July) at 5:30 pm
    • Where: Regional One Health Rehabilitation Hospital, 3rd floor in Turner Tower Dining Room, 890 Madison Ave
    • For more information: (901) 545-8487
    • Free parking in Turner Tower lot. Must call to reserve a spot. 

Thank you to the Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program for updating the support group information. Their website http://atrp.ar.gov/ is a great resource for Arkansas brain injury resources and education.  
 

Client Assistance Program

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) can provide information and support to individuals who have questions or complaints about Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in their state. The CAP program can explain the rights and responsibilities of people receiving services from VR, can mediate disputes between clients and VR, and can advise or assist in filing formal complaints or appeals of VR decisions.

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Phone Number: 501-296-1775

Toll Free Number: 800-482-1174

Address:
400 West Capitol, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72201

Website: http://www.arkdisabilityrights.org/

Email: Info@DisabilityRightsAr.org

Arkansas Protection and Advocacy Office

 

Independent Living Center

Independent Living Centers are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Each ILC offers independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

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Phone Number: 479-442-5600

Toll Free Number: 888-284-7521

Address:
1918 N Birch Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Website: http://www.arsources.org

 

Medicaid Office

Medicaid provides basic health care for people who have a disability, limited income, or receive certain other government benefits. Medicaid offices offer information on who is eligible and how to apply for Medicaid. In some states, a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver (HCBS) exists, which helps people with brain injury who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community instead of an institutional setting like a nursing home.

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Phone Number: 501-682-1001

Toll Free Number: 800-285-1131

Address:
Donaghey Plaza, P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203

Website: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/

 

Parent Training and Information Center

Parent Training and Information Centers help parents of children with disabilities, including brain injury, understand their rights and obtain appropriate services for their children within the school system. Services can include peer to peer support and assistance, advocacy for services, parent or school training, and referral to available community resources.

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Protection and Advocacy

The Protection and Advocacy office works with people with disabilities, including brain injury, to ensure access to appropriate supports and services which can include educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and employment opportunities. It also works to prevent the abuse, neglect and inappropriate placement of people with disabilities.

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Phone Number: 501-296-1775

Toll Free Number: 800-482-1174

Address: 
400 West Capital Ave, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72207

Website: http://www.arkdisabilityrightsAR.org/

 

State Insurance Department

State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

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Phone Number: 501-371-2600

Toll Free Number: 800-282-9134

Address:
1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Website: http://insurance.arkansas.gov/

Email: insurance.consumers@arkansas.gov

 

Victims of Crime Compensation Fund

Crime victim compensation programs across the country offer crucial financial assistance to victims of violent crimes. This government program is designed to pay for some of the costs that can result from being the victim of a violent crime. This can include payments for some medical expenses, counseling costs, lost wages or burial expenses.

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Phone Number: 501-682-1020

Toll Free Number: 800-448-3014

Address:
323 Center St Ste 200
Little Rock, AR 72201

Website: http://arkansasag.gov/resources/victim-advocacy/

Email: oag@ArkansasAG.gov

Application: http://arkansasag.gov/site/assets/files/1088/crime_victims_application_5-_11-23-15.pdf

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

A federal/state program designed to assist people with a disability to return to gainful employment. Individualized services can include assessment, evaluation, career counseling, counseling, job training and job support.

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Phone Number: 501-296-1600

Toll Free Number: 800-330-0632

Address:
525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

Website: http://www.arcareereducation.org/about/arkansas-rehabilitation-services

Email: ACECommunications@arkansas.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation has offices around the state. Please visit the website to locate your local office or use the contact information above to contact the central office.

 

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