Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). To see if your child is on track for their age, visit the CDC Milestones page for videos, images, fact sheets, and more.
123 Magic is a 3-Step discipline plan for calm, effective, and happy parenting. While you can purchase this program and related materials, there are also regular newsletters with helpful tips. Find out more by visiting their website.
The Center for Exceptional Families is an organization whose goal is to assist Arkansans’ with disabilities in attaining an exceptional quality of life! The site offers newsletters, articles, and other resources to help families and children with special needs to improve educational opportunities. They also organize Sensory Saturdays, a local event that allows children with sensory disorders to watch movies in a safe and accepting environment. Visit their website for more information.
Conscious Discipline provides a proven and comprehensive approach that will empower you with the self-awareness, brain information, developmental knowledge and useable skills necessary to create safe, connected, problem-solving home. Their site offers tools, implementation guides, and other tips and resources to help parents with child discipline.
This is guide offers an introduction to new MKSA parents as well as serves as a reference for existing parents to MKSA guidelines and procedures. The handbook includes information on Staff, Departures & Arrivals, policies for severe weather, and much more.
This is guide created for teachers and caregivers is a helpful resource for parents as well. It offers information on Kindergarten readiness to help your child stay on track and prepare for Kindergarten. Content includes information about milestones your child should reach prior to entering Kindergarten as well as information about other resources.
The CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early site offers milestone information on ages birth through age 5, Autism Case Training, resources for parents and education providers. There are multimedia tools and training resources as well. Visit their site for more information.
VitalStim Therapy is designed to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimilation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow. For more information on Vitals Stim Therapy, visit our Vital Stim page or the Vital Stim partner page.
Arkansas School for the Deaf offers Outreach Support Services and is committed to all children who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and service providers, by giving unbiased information on child development, language acquisition, and appropriate intervention to prepare children to reach their fullest potential.
All services are provided at no cost. Visit their site for more information.
Today, more than a dozen children will come into foster care in Arkansas because of abuse or neglect. They will join nearly 4,500 other children in state custody. This year, more than 7,000 children will spend time in foster care. Children are placed in emergency shelters, group homes or residential facilities. Siblings are often separated because there is not a home available to take them as a group. Having a pool of available foster and adoptive families in every county in Arkansas would go a long way toward solving the problem.
For information about how you can help, visit their site for more information.
ConnectCare can help you find a doctor/PCP or dentist for you and your family, or change your doctor/PCP, if you are on Arkansas Medicaid or your child is on ArKids First.
View the interactive list of doctors in each county who see Medicaid patients. AFMC makes every effort to provide the most current information. Primary Care Providers change locations and this may not be reflected in the city and county listed.
Need help finding a doctor or PCP? Call the ConnectCare helpline: Toll-free 1-800-275-1131 (TDD: 1-800-285-1131) Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You can apply for TEFRA by downloading this entire TEFRA application packet, filling out the required forms, and submitting it to your local DHS County Office. Approval of your child’s application to the program is based on the eligibility requirements that are explained on the TEFRA Eligibility page.
The application process is easy. You can apply for both ARKids A and B at the same time. Apply online at https://access.arkansas.gov. If your computer has Adobe Acrobat Reader you can fill out the application online. If not, the print the application. If you are using a public computer and are not sure, simply ask for assistance. Applications are also available throughout your community at many local health units, hospitals, churches, daycare centers, pharmacies and public schools. You may also request an application to be mailed to you by DHS. Once you complete the application you can either mail it or deliver it to your local DHS office.
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Miracle Kids is more than just an Early Intervention Day Treatment Clinic. We are creating a sense of community and family while having tons a fun! Interested in job opportunities? We are currently hiring the positions below. Come join our team at Jonesboro and Trumann!Trumann:- Receptionist- Teacher- Teacher’s AssistantJonesboro:- Teacher- Teacher’s Assistant- Dietary TechnicianEmail your resume and what job you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Look Again – DECAL’s Awareness Campaign for Families and Child Care Providers
Safercar.gov Car Seat Safety Video
Amazing Me. It’s Busy Being Three!
This book from the CDC introduces children to Joey, an amazing 3-year-old kangaroo who is very excited about all he can do now that he is three. Joey doesn’t know it, but these amazing things are called developmental milestones, and they’re a very important part of each child’s growth.
Sensory Saturdays are a way for children with sensory disorders to enjoy a movie in a safe and accepting setting with:
- Moderately dimmed lighting
- Comfortable temperature
- Lowered volume
- Guests are welcome to move around and be themselves
The Northeast Arkansas Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that serves child victims of abuse and their families by providing a haven for interviewing and examining the child. NEACAC is a safe place for kids who may have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused to tell their story. By bringing together all the professionals, under one roof, they avoid re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. They serve all of Northeast Arkansas, free of charge, providing help for children in seven counties: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph.
hysically, emotionally, or sexually abused to tell their story. By bringing together all the professionals, under one roof, they avoid re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion. They serve all of Northeast Arkansas, free of charge, providing help for children in seven counties: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph. Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. (AANEA wwas formed in 2006 by a group of parents, educators, and professionals to address the needs faced by families of someone diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. AANEA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote education and awareness of autism spectrum disorders in Northeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas.
MKSA/KULA Transportation Safety Video
MKSA/KULA Transportation Playground Count Video
MKSA/KULA Hand Washing Video
MKSA/KULA Food Service Video
MKSA/KULA Diaper Changing Video
April 16th and 17th- Spring Trainings
7:30AM – Registration and light Breakfast
8:00AM – Workshop Begins
12:00PM–1:00PM – Lunch on Your Own
3:30PM – Workshop Adjourns
– After March 15 Registration Fee: $229 for one day and $399 for both days
If a participant cancels his/her registration up to two weeks (15 days) prior to workshop he/she will be entitled to a refund, less a $50.00 processing fee per 2-day workshop or a $25.00 processing fee per 1-day workshop.
If a participant cancels his/her registration within two weeks (14 days) of the workshop start date he/she will not be entitled to a refund.
2840 S Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401
– Presenter: Belinda Worley, MS-CCC-SLP
– This one day, dynamic course will take you on the autism journey helping you to understand the importance of patterns of development and early intervention for this growing population. Participants will be provided with practical techniques and strategies to use in the home, natural setting, therapy setting, or school. This is an interactive course based on evidence-based interventions.
– 6-hour live interactive CE course
– Who should attend this course? Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Educators, Special Education Teachers
– Presenter: Ronna Hochbein, OTR/L
– This interactive course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct a feeding assessment and identify specific feeding challenges in infants and toddlers. The basis of feeding disorders will be explored including oral motor dysfunction and sensory-based challenges. Picky eating and behavior components will also be addressed. Participants will leave this one-day course with practical strategies and intervention techniques for improved bottle and breast feeding, cup drinking, expanding a child’s food repertoire, tolerance of different tastes, textures, and consistencies, and support of oral motor skill development.
– 6-hour live interactive CE course
– Who should attend this course? Who should attend this course? Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Early Interventionists
Miracle Kids Success Academy
Jonesboro South: 870-932-3600
Jonesboro North: 870-333-2600