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Arkansas Department of Education: Special Education Department - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Arkansas Department of Education: Special Education Department
1401 West Capitol
Victory Building
Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4221 (Local)
(501) 682-4313 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Arkansas.


Martha Kay Asti, Associate Director, Special Education Services,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Counseling
    • Provides family support services and consultation.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and training in the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides home intervention.
  • Education Services
    • Provides statewide educational services for visually impaired students in Arkansas.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Offers 4-week summer program for public school students on Arkansas School for the Blind campus.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to local school districts.
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