No one plans to have a child with a disability. For most people, the discovery that a child has cerebral palsy or another disability forces the family to find resources and assistance. This is particularly true if the cerebral palsy was due to medical malpractice. In such situations, Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC offers support and assistance to families. We help families in Arkansas to obtain the financial remuneration to which the child is entitled as a result of medical malpractice.
In addition to our services, there are many other organizations and companies in Arkansas who can offer their guidance and assistance.  Here, we’ve listed a few of these choices to help families in time of need.

Social Service Programs in Arkansas

United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1957 under the UCP umbrella, serving people with this disability all over America.  It was set up to help parents of children who have cerebral palsy (and other physical disabilities) who were unable to find any other assistance. It is actually one of the biggest and most extensive non-profit agencies in Arkansas today.

Partners for Inclusive Communities
In Arkansas, there exists interdisciplinary university programs that undertake studies on human development and developmental disabilities. Through the results of these studies, the programs are able to offer the most useful practice models to improve services and programs. As well, there are clinic options which offer evaluation and intervention services for individuals with a variety of physical, developmental, learning and/or behavioral challenges, such as cerebral palsy, within a family-centered and culturally-sensitive setting.

Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network
In an effort to help people with cerebral palsy live better quality lives and integrate more into society, technology resource centers help them gain access funding for assistive technology to respond to meet personal, educational, and vocational needs.  This way, people with cerebral palsy are able to enter the work environment in a productive way as much as possible.

Other Resources for Assistance with Cerebral Palsy
Diane Sydoriak, Associate Director
Special Education Unit, Department of Education
State Education Building C
Room 105, #4 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
(501) 682-4225

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3-5
Sandra K. Reifeiss, Coordinator
Preschool Programs, Special Education, Dept. of Educ.
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 105-C
Little Rock, AR 72201-1071
(501) 682-4225

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth-2
Sherrill Archer
Div. of Dev. Dis. Svcs.,Dept. of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Donaghey Plaza, North-5th Floor, Slot 2520
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-8676

Client Assistance program
Eddie Miller, CAP Director
Disability Rights Center
1100 N. University, Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 296-1775 (V/TTY); (800) 482-1174

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Gilbert Buchanan, Medical Director
Children’s Medical Services
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot #256
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-2277

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
Lex Frieden, Director
Southwest DBTAC
Independent Living Research Utilization
2323 South Shepard Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232
(713) 520-5136

Brain Injury
Trible Moseley, Acting Executive Director/President
Brain Injury Association of Arkansas
P. O. Box 26236
Little Rock, AR 72221
(501) 771-5011; (800) 235-2443

Cerebral Palsy
Edmond A. Benton, President
United Cerebral Palsy of Central AR
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72227
(501) 224-6067

Sharon Moone-Jochums, President
Arkansas Easter Seal Society
3920 Woodland Heights Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 227-3600

Paul Cavnor, President
Rodney Farley, Parent Activities Coordinator
Children’s Medical Services
Parent Advisory Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 526
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
(501) 682-1461

Julian Streett, Executive Director
Community Resources Network
501 Woodlane, Suite 303
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 376-9952