Community Connections announces fall programs

Community Connections recently unveiled its largest ever slate of free extracurricular programs for children with special needs and their families, including brand-new offerings in Conway and Sherwood. This fall, the non-profit will also host regular young adult group social outings and caregiver support opportunities.

“Year after year, Community Connections has expanded both its programs and the number of families it serves,” said Courtney Leach, executive director. “Today, we’re able to offer diverse activities to more than 600 kids in four cities, as well as fun group activities for young adults, parents and siblings.”

The fall programs, which are free of charge, include art, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cooking, flag football, golf, martial arts, music, swimming, tennis and theatre. In addition, Community Connections will host a young adult group for 15 to 25-year-olds in Conway, with monthly social activities. 

There will also be a “Super Science Saturday” with the University of Central Arkansas’ Science Department on Saturday, Nov. 4, and “Yoga for Caregivers” at Pediatrics Plus in Little Rock every other Sunday. 

The full fall schedule is available at

Community Connections will host its annual fundraiser, Good Night, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. For details about sponsoring the event or donating an auction item, please visit

Community Connections is a non-profit organization in Central Arkansas dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Established by Amy and Todd Denton, co-owners of Pediatrics Plus, Community Connections provides extracurricular activities for children with special needs in Little Rock, Conway, Russellville and Sherwood. For more information, visit