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Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute

Little Rock, AR
Dennis Developmental Center

UAMS is the state’s largest, most comprehensive facility for medical education, treatment, and biomedical research, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only tertiary care children’s hospital in Arkansas and a major teaching affiliate of UAMS. The Dennis Developmental Center (DDC) is the only referral center in the state for diagnostic assessments of developmental and behavioral concerns from infancy to adolescence; exceptional outreach to rural communities throughout the state.

PI: Maya Lopez, MD
Site Coordinator: Stefanie Jernigan
- Co-PIs: Jill James, PhD and Jill Fussell, MD
- Family Navigators: Angeletta Giles and Teresa Dannaway
- Family Advisory Committee Representatives: Regina Moore

ATN/AIR-P Committees & Workgroups:
- Behavioral Sciences Committee
- Coordinator Committee
- Family Advisory Committee
- Family Navigators Committee
- Healthcare Disparities Workgroup

ATN/AIR-P Network Activities:
- ECHO Autism Site
- Learning Health Network Site

Local Signature Projects
- Autism Connections Support Group
- Autismo Arkansas
- Parent Advocates for Awesome Kids PAAK
- Project SPAECS
- TeamUp Biennial State-wide Conference