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|Service:||First Connections (Part C Early Intervention)-AR Infant and Toddler Program|
|About:||The First Connections Program is a statewide system of services to assist infants and toddlers and works with families on a individualized basis to assist in locating and coordination services and assistance to enhance not only the child’s abilities but those of the family.|
|Website:||First Connections (Part C Early Intervention)-AR Infant and Toddler Program|
|Service:||Part B Early Childhood | More Information|
|About:||The Early Childhood Program serves pre-school children from age 3 until the child is eligible for kindergarten. Children must have more than basic special education needs to enter this program.|
|Contact:||Call (501) 682-3318|
|Service:||Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs | More Information|
|About:||This Title V Program is located in the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Children’s Services unit and is a federal program that serves children with chronic medical conditions. The child must be determined medically eligible and the family must be determined financially eligible. Financial eligibility is based on a sliding scale based on verified gross monthly income and the size of the family. Income up to 185% of the Federal Poverty Level is considered eligible for full coverage for eligible conditions with limited eligibility possible for families with verified income from 185 to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Families will be referred for Medicaid applications if it appears they or the child would be eligible. If there is no Medicaid coverage, the Title V program can assist with payment for medical care as funding is available for the eligible condition only. Private insurance (when covering the child) must be billed for the medical care before payment is made by Title V. Providers must be willing to accept Title V payment.|
|Website:||Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs|
|About:||This service is for the purchase, leasing and repair of adaptive, therapeutic and augmentative equipment. This equipment must be required for the individual to increase, maintain or improve their ability to perform daily life tasks.|
|Service:||Children's Medical Services|
|About:||See Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs|
|Service:||DDS Waiver Services | More Information|
|About:||Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services are available to a limited number of individuals as an alternative to ICF/MR placement. Under this waiver, individuals may receive services such as Case Management, Waiver Coordination, Supported Living Services, Non-Medical Transportation, Adaptive Equipment, Environmental Modifications, Supplemental Support Services, Consultation Services, and Crisis Intervention Services, through DDS licensed community providers.
|Service:||Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Services (DDTCS)|
|About:||A Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Service provides an array of comprehensive day treatment (services) to individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in a clinic setting.
Core services that may be provided in accordance with the license granted to the clinic by the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) include the following:
Diagnosis and Evaluation – process of determining a person’s eligibility for habilitation services in one of the three levels of care
Habilitation – instruction in areas of self-help, socialization, communication etc. Habilitation activities must be based on the goals and objectives of the individualized plan of care.
DDTCS core services are provided at three levels of care. The levels of care are: