Dianna Varady

Partners for Inclusive Communities
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
10809 Executive Center Drive
Suite 316
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: 501-626-9048
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 06, 2022


Leadership: Principal Investigator
Leadership Administrative Staff: Director, Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC)
Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Technical Assistance
Discipline Coordinators: Parent/Family Resources
Discipline(s): Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Family Member/Community Member
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership







Dianna has worked at Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas' University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, since 2009. Currently her roles include Director of the Arkansas Autism Resource and Outreach Center (AAROC) project, Inclusion Trainer for the Welcome the Children project, and until 2016 she worked as Family Advocacy Discipline Coordinator for the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She has served on the Arkansas Legislative Task Force on Autism since 2007, has served as Arkansas' Policy Chair for Autism Speaks, and in August 2016 was invited to serve a three-year term as the Consumer Representative member of the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  Dianna received her Bachelor's of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration areas of Psychology, Legal Studies, and English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Her focus of interest is community inclusion and supports for people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan.