Building bridges to independence for Arkansans with autism

Post-High School Options

On this episode of “Interview with the Expert”, we discussed post-high school options at UA Pulaski Technical College with Bailey Smith the 3D Program Director and Cindi Holleman the Disability Services Counselor. 

Fostering Resilience

On this video Dr Adam Benton discussed fostering resilience. Dr Benton is a child psychologist and co-owner of Arkansas Families First. He conducts psychological evaluations and provides treatment to children, teens and young adults ranging in age from birth to 25. Dr. Benton’s specialty areas include High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and issues relating to traumatic stress. Outside of his clinical work, Dr. Benton has two daughters. He lives in North Little Rock and loves the kayaking, sailing, reading, and competing in triathlons.

Let’s Talk Travel

Dreaming of your next vacation?!?! Meet Marti Gurley, Certified Autism Travel Professional and founder of Dream Creations Travel! During this interview Marti gives us some great tips and advice for traveling with kids on the spectrum

ABA Therapy with Brandon Sikes of AIM Clinics

Meet Brandon Sikes, our ABA Therapy Expert for this Q&A session. Brandon was born and raised in “Woo Pig Sooie” country, he has had a lifelong passion for serving people in Arkansas to live better and happier lives. He has practiced ABA in Arkansas for the past 6 years. During this time, he has observed and helped lead growth in the field of ABA and its influence across Arkansas. He especially enjoys creating an environment in which kids and teenagers with autism can be happy and successful. Nothing brings him more joy than to see a child and family smile and celebrate the success of what were thought to be skills their child would never have.

Additionally, he is passionate about training and developing future and current BCBA’s so that kids across Arkansas can have access to high quality, individualized, and a fun ABA learning experience. As a former college soccer player, he understands that it is important to work hard but “play” even harder and loves creating a positive team atmosphere and culture. He spends most of his free time trying not to use ABA techniques constantly on his wife and baby girl, while enjoying Arkansas’ natural beauty and Razorback sporting events.

The Foundation helps individuals and families with autism and provide autism friendly events.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

The Foundation provides autism friendly events and relevant workshops and training opportunities.


We are always looking for friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic people who want to make a real difference in the world of autism.



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