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dateMay 10, 2018 userPosted by:

ASN To Host 25th Annual Honors Luncheon and 30th Anniversary Celebration

Arkansas Support Network will host its 25th annual Honors Luncheon along with celebrating ASN’s 30th anniversary on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 11:30am at Mermaids in Fayetteville. The event will celebrate community leaders, dedicated employees, inclusive communities, and 30 years of providing choices and opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families. In addition to tenure awards for

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dateApril 9, 2018 userPosted by:

ASN CEO, Dr. Syard Evans, to be Keynote Speaker for “Embrace Your Voice” Event at KU

Lawrence, KS  –  The University of Kansas has invited our very own, Dr. Syard Evans, to be a keynote speaker on April 9th, 2018, at an event titled “Embrace Your Voice.” This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the campus. Dr. Evans will join Ms. Sara Li, founder of Project Consent and Mr. Tony

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dateNovember 23, 2017 userPosted by:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Arkansas Support Network.  Today, and every day, we give thanks for the amazing people we encounter on a daily basis. To the employees who work hard to ensure that individuals we support have the opportunity to live the lives of their choosing despite whatever challenges and limitations they may face,

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dateOctober 30, 2017 userPosted by:

Breaking Barriers– Heritage High School Student Inducted into National Honor Society

Justin Zielke becomes first Heritage High School Student receiving special education services to be inducted into National Honor Society (NHS). There are no limits for those with developmental disabilities when provided the right amount of support. Justin Zielke is a student at Heritage High School in Rogers, who receives special education services. In 2016, he was

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dateSeptember 26, 2017 userPosted by:

Arkansas Support Network Stays the Course

Kyle Kellams interviews soon-to-be CEO, Dr. Syard Evans on Ozark at Large. Dr. Evans will become the new CEO at Arkansas Support Network Jan. 1, 2018 when Dr. Keith Vire, the leader of ASN for the past 26 years, will retire from the post. The interview discusses her transition, the ASN mission, and how the Graham-Cassidy bill

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pushpinCategories: Disability Issues,Uncategorized

dateSeptember 13, 2017 userPosted by:

Keith Vire: One world, all people

Keith Vire, chief executive officer of the Arkansas Support Network, says he’s had the same question posed to him throughout his entire career: “What family member inspired you to dedicate your life to working with and for people with developmental disabilities?” “I’ll answer ‘Nobody,’ and they say, ‘That can’t be true. You can’t be as

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dateJuly 25, 2017 userPosted by:

Keith Vire receives first ever Service Recognition Award from the Arkansas Waiver Association

Little Rock, AR, July 14, 2017:  The Arkansas Waiver Association (AWA) presented Dr. Keith Vire with their first ever “Service Recognition Award” during their annual conference. “‘The Service Recognition Award’ is a special award created to honor Dr. Vire for his many years of service fighting for the rights of people with disabilities and his

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dateJune 16, 2017 userPosted by:

Arkansas Support Network Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Luncheon

  Arkansas Support Network Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Luncheon On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Arkansas Support Network held its 24th Annual Honors Luncheon to “celebrate community leaders, dedicated employees, and inclusive communities.” The event took place at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant at 11:30 am. Those honored were Kendra Knoner, teacher in Siloam Springs School District and

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dateApril 19, 2017 userPosted by:

Keith Vire Receives Social Justice Award for 2017

Fayetteville, AR, (April 17, 2017):  Dr. Keith Vire, CEO of Arkansas Support Network, was presented with the prestigious “Social Justice Award” on Monday, April 17, 2017 from the Arkansas Affiliate of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (Ark-AHEAD). Each year Ark-AHEAD recognizes an Arkansas citizen, agency, or association that strives to promote social justice

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dateMarch 15, 2017 userPosted by:

Sharing the Good—ASN Fort Smith Basketball Team Strikes Gold

We are always proud of our ASN athletes and today is no different. We are thrilled to share with you that our ASN Fort Smith basketball team took home the gold at the Arkansas State Special Olympics basketball tournament in Russellville last weekend! Although this was their first year to have a team, they didn’t

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