Nancy Wells is an advocate for individuals with disabilities in her profession, community, and her family. She is the parent of two adult daughters on the autism spectrum. Throughout their life, Mrs. Wells has worked to be an informed parent on the issues that are barriers and in contrast the goals that lead to a fulfilling, independent life for her children and others.
Once her children were grown, Mrs. Wells received her master’s in a dual degree program, Community Counseling/Marriage, and Family Therapy, from John Brown University. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2010.
She is the owner of Nancy Wells Counseling, holds a specialty license in technology-assisted distance counseling and is a board-certified cognitive specialist. She has a general practice but works mainly with individuals with disabilities and their families.
AbleTalks, a non-profit serving autistic adults (21+) was created by Mrs. Wells is AbleTalks focuses on a triad of needs related to continuing education, mental health supports, and work/life maneuvering. The goal of AbleTalks is to allow individuals to become experts of their own lives. It is also free to its participants.
Mrs. Wells has served on the Arkansas Legislative Task for on Autism since 2015. She is a board member for Journey to Independence, a nonprofit that connects individuals with meaningful employment. She volunteers with the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center, Arkansas Support Network, and Lifestyles, Inc. Mrs. Wells has lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas for over 40 years and consistently finds new opportunities for making new connections. She is also enjoying the recent move of both daughters back to the area.