ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TALKING POINTS

Download a printable one-pager on why the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) plan to restrict eligibility for children’s services is a bad idea for both children and the state.


MAP OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

Download a map of current program providers across the state for children with developmental disabilities.


LIST OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

Download a comprehensive list of current program providers across the state for children with developmental disabilities.


INFORMATION FOR LEGISLATORS

The proposed State Plan Amendment (SPA) that DHS went public to explain to a statewide audience on Feb 2, 2018 is in conflict with Title XIX of the Social Security Act as amended in OBRA ‘89. Download document to learn more.


MEDICAL ARTICLE
 

Download an informative article debunking some myths about intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services not being “medical” from Open Minds.
Source: Medicaid Cost For Autism – The Impact Of Special Education Funds, Open Minds (July 14, 2017)


SAVINGS SUMMARY

Download a summary of savings initiatives proposed by providers including Developmental Day Treatment Clinic Services (DDTCS), Child Health Management Services (CHMS), and therapy.


SAMPLE LETTER for providers

Download a sample letter for providers to send to parents whose children may be disqualified from receiving developmental preschool services due to the change in DHS policy.