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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dateSeptember 15, 2017 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 5

As we come to the end of our five days of recognizing outstanding Direct Support Professionals at ASN, we cannot say “Thank You” enough to all of the exceptional support staff who make a difference for the people we support every day. Arkansas Support Network and the mission of our organization would not exist without

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dateSeptember 14, 2017 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 4

All this week ASN is honoring our direct support providers.  As we have introduced you to some of our most valuable support providers, you may have noticed some commonalities in the employees we have described. Good Direct Support Professionals are individuals who work hard, dedicate themselves to learning about and knowing the needs, wants, and

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dateSeptember 13, 2017 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 3

This week, all of us at ASN are taking part in Direct Support Professional Recognition Week by sharing the good stories of some of the outstanding employees who provide direct supports every day.  But, we are not the only ones recognizing DSP Recognition Week in Arkansas. Everyone at ASN and people all across the state are

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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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dateSeptember 12, 2017 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 2

As we continue to celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, today we highlight three more of the Direct Support Professionals, or Community Support Professionals as we call them as ASN, who make the mission of ASN a reality for so many individuals. Thanks for all you do! Debbie Vaillencourt has been an employee of ASN

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dateSeptember 11, 2017 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2017 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

  Once again, ASN is joining the efforts of The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), and many other organizations and service providers across the country to recognize this week, September 10th through 16th, as Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.  Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is part of the ANCOR National Advocacy Campaign, whose mission

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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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