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Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and the 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: 501-683-2382
  2014 John Ashley Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114



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:
    • Phone: 501-202-7047
    • Address: Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, ground floor, Inservice Education Room. 9501 Baptist Health Drive
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is provided
  • Hot Springs:
    • Phone: 501-416-6325
    • Address: Roland Room at CHI St Vincent, 300 Werner St
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Thursday of every month at 2:30 p.m.
  • Texarkana:
    • Phone: 903-614-4000 or for more information:
    • Address: St Michael Rehab in the Dogwood Room, 2400 St Michael Drive, Texarkana
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Fourth Friday of every month at noon
    • If you are new or have not attended in awhile, please contact Alison to verify time and date!
  • Fayetteville:
    • Phone: Call Brooke at 888-284-7521
    • Address: SOURCES Conference room, 1918 Birch Ave
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Second Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jonesboro:
    • Phone: Ashley Watson: 870-351-5995
    • Address: Encompass Health (formerly Health South) lower lobby,, 1201 Fleming Ave.
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m.
  • Memphis:
    • Phone: 901-545-8487
    • Address: Regional One Health Rehabilitation Hospital, 3rd Floor in Turner Tower Dining Room, 890 Madison Ave
    • Date/Time of Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month (except July) at 5:30 p.m 
    • 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 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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Arkansas Protection and Advocacy Office
Phone: 501-296-1775
Toll Free: 800-482-1174
Address: 400 West Capitol, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72201




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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Address: 1918 N Birch Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: 479-442-5600
Toll Free: 888-284-7521

Mainstream Center for Independent Living
Address: 300 South Rodney Parham Rd
Phone: 501 280 0012


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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Toll Free: 800-275-1131
Donaghey Plaza, P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR 72203



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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Center for Exceptional Families 
Phone: 888-360-9654 
Address: 1702 Stone St Ste A
Jonesboro, AR 72401 

The website lists the contact information for different regions of the state


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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Arkansas Disability Rights 
Address: 400 West Capital Ave, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 501-296-1775
Toll Free: 800-482-1174


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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Address: 1200 West Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-371-2600
Toll Free: 800-282-9134



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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Address: 323 Center St Ste 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1020
Toll Free: 800-448-3014




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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Address: 525 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-296-1600
Toll Free: 800-330-0632

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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