Welcome to Community Connections’ Autism Resource Center of Arkansas! We offer:


Parent Consultations

The Autism Resource Center offers consultations for families dealing with an autism spectrum disorder. Maybe a child you love has just been diagnosed. Or you are struggling to get your child the services he or she needs. Maybe you just need help filling out all those applications for financial aid. Let us help! If we don’t know the answer, we know someone who does.

Summer Camp

Camp Connect is a week-long summer day camp designed for children with social skills difficulties caused by high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, sensory processing disorders, and related differences. Camp Connect is led by an occupational therapist and occupational therapy students. Through small group and community activities, Camp Connect kids learn appropriate social skills and gain the confidence to use them. Camp activities are geared towards personal growth and learning to work as a team. They also teach problem-solving, real-world dynamic thinking, and adaptive skills.

Young Adults Group

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The Conway Young Adults with Autism Group exists to provide individuals aged 15-25 an opportunity to come together and socialize with people who share similar experiences.   This group meets to socialize, form friendships, engage in activities, and enjoy outings together!  This group meets the first Saturday of the month from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library in Conway.  For more information, contact Tommy Brown at (501) 514-2817 or tommybrowncc@gmail.com.

Autism Resource Guide

Our Autism Resource Guide is an easy-to-read manual for families who have a child recently diagnosed with an ASD, or who have recently moved to the state of Arkansas. This handbook addresses financial aid, therapy interventions, school services, and much more. Download the 2013 Autism Resource Guide.

Educational/Support Workshops

We offer a fall and spring educational/support workshops covering various topics related to raising a child with autism/related disorders.  The fall workshop will be offered on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pediatrics Plus in Conway.  Free childcare will be provided on site as well as lunch for the adults.

For more information and to register for the Fall Workshop, please click HERE.

Click here to watch the video from the February 2013 Meeting!
Click here to watch the video from the March 2013 Meeting “Tefra: What You Need to Know.”

Support the Resource Center

The success of our programs depends entirely on the generosity of our donors. Your contributions are tax-deductible and every dime goes to fund our programs. Visit our FirstGiving donor page to show your support!

Contact Us

Community Connections
2740 College Avenue
Conway, AR 72034

501.733.1627(phone)
501.327.1738 (fax)

courtney_leach@pedsplustherapy.com