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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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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dateMarch 1, 2017 userPosted by:

Sharing the Good–February 2017

In this installment of Sharing the Good, we hear from ASN CEO, Keith Vire, as he shares the beginning of his relationship with ASN and the things that have long been important to us.  Click on the picture of Keith to open the video and enjoy!

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dateJanuary 31, 2017 userPosted by:

Sharing the Good–January 2017

So much of what we do at ASN is about finding and connecting with the good in people and in everyday life.  It is an important part of the work that we do and ensures we do our work in the best way possible.  We’ve found sharing “Good Stories” to be a powerful way to

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