Support Groups

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  • Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region (ADDA-SR)

    http://www.adda-sr.org
    The mission of ADDA Southern Region is to: • provide a resource network. • support individuals impacted by attention deficit disorders and related conditions. • advocate for the development of community resources and services which meet the educational, social and health care needs of all individuals with ADD/ADHD. • keep the public informed through the media, newsletter, referral service, support groups, educational programs and an annual conference.

  • Celebrate Differences

    http://www.celebratedifferences.org
    Celebrate Differences is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities in reaching their fullest potential by providing positive resources and information to families, communities and health care providers while promoting a competent level of awareness and understanding. More specifically we provide: Information on and referrals to local resources for children with special needs. Educational workshops and training on various topics to educate parents and professionals to better meet a child’s needs at home, in school and in the community. Networking opportunities through support groups, events, workshops and training. Resource library of books and videos on various special needs topics. SPARK – Special Parents Alliance for Resources and Knowledge, an educational parent group that meets monthly. Scholarships to individuals with a disability and to siblings and or peers studying in a specified area.

  • My Time Inc.

    http://www.mytimeinc.org
    The mission of My Time Inc is to support educate empower enlighten and uplift parents of a child with autism and developmental disabilities to live a quality of live they deserve in their community.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    http://www.nami.org
    NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy.

  • Northpointe Resources Inc.

    http://www.northpointeresources.org/
    Northpointe Resources, Inc. is a not-for-profit, publicly-funded provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents with a desire for quality programming, Northpointe has continued to grow this vision through our belief in the power of people and community.

  • Parents Educating Arkansas about Children with Epilepsy (PEACE)

    http://www.peaceinark.com
    Parents Educating Arkansas about Children with Epilepsy (PEACE) is a free support group for parents and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. OUR MISSION …is to coordinate education and reach out to the people of Arkansas and America about children who have epilepsy and other forms of seizure disorders. OUR GOAL …is to supply resources and provide support necessary to bring peace and comfort to parents who are dealing with the daily reality of seeing their child grow up with epilepsy. OUR PHILOSOPHY …is to change the reality that is epilepsy today and help children and families overcome the stigma attached by bringing resources and support to Arkansans and America. OUR MOTTO …working together to bring PEACE to Arkansas and America’s communities. NEW CHAPTER!!! PEACE has started a new chapter in Northwest Arkansas. This new branch has been created to support anyone in Northwest Arkansas dealing with epilepsy, with the same mission and goals. Check the CONTACTS and EVENTS tab for more information.

  • Special Needs Sibs (SNS)

    http://specialneedssibs.org/
    We serve the typical siblings of all ages within local special-needs families with monthly customized meet-ups and summer sports scholarships, expanding into academic scholarships.

  • Spina Bifida Association of Arizona

    http://www.sbaaz.org
    The Spina Bifida Assoc of Arizona serves people all over the state of Arizona. We provide programs such a Support Groups, Housing, Urinary Care Supplies, Lunch as Clinic, Holiday Parties, free bike events, welcome baby packets and soon to come a sleep over summer camp. SBAAZ’s mission is to promote the prevention of spina bifida abd enhance the lives of all affected. We do this through such programs as FSACT (Folic Acid and Spina Bifida Awarness Culinary Training), housing, free hand cycle events, support group, Welcome Baby program, Holiday Party, and so many more. Soon to come will be a sleep over Camp to open in 2011 for those with spina bifida in Arizona.