dateSeptember 12, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: 2016 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Day 1

Led by The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), many states and service providers across the country are recognizing this week, September 11th through 17th, as Direct Support Professional  Recognition Week.  Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is part of the ANCOR National Advocacy Campaign, whose mission is to enhance the lives of all individuals with disabilities

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dateAugust 18, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: Emily Dianne Wyles

Emily “Dianne” Wyles began work at Arkansas Support Network as a Community Support Professional 2 in August of 2010. She devoted her time on the clock and off the clock helping individuals with developmental disabilities live quality lives.  One of her passions was baking cakes, pies and other goodies for any, and everyone who had

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dateAugust 4, 2016 userPosted by:

A Message from the CEO: Keith Vire

One of my all-time favorite advocates in this business once told me that, “If you always work hard to do the right thing, and keep your focus on the people we support, the money will take care of itself.” I’ve always believed that. For over 40 years now, I’ve lived by that code. I still

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dateApril 12, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: Family Support Program and Community Parent Resource Center

Jack and Jasmine Pham with the family father and sister

Arkansas Support Network’s Family Support Program (FSP) plays an important role helping children who have disabilities at home and in healthy settings with their families. FSP also includes the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (NWA CPRC). The resources provided aren’t just focused on the child who has a disability but the family as a whole.

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dateApril 12, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: Johnny Nicholson

Johnny Nicholson Arkansas Support Network Staff Member

Johnny Nicholson started working at Arkansas Support Network in November, 2014. He came to Arkansas after Hurricane Katrina. He didn’t have any experience working with or even knowing people who have disabilities. His background was in sales, and he had worked as an apartment manager. After a stop in Siloam Springs, he made his home

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dateApril 12, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: UA Spring Day of Service Brings New Volunteers to ASN

University of Arkansas students volunteering for the 2016 Spring Day of Service

This year the University of Arkansas held its 2016 Spring Day of Service on Saturday, April 2nd. This event had 465 participants contributing over 1,268 hours for several participating organizations including Arkansas Support Network. UA volunteers participated in relocating Encore Kids to its new home at 2705 S. Thompson in Springdale. Maria Nessim was our

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dateApril 11, 2016 userPosted by:

Arkansas Support Network Receives CQL Accreditation

Arkansas Support Network CEO Keith Vire announced last week our new accreditation: We couldn’t be more proud today. We had a great team of reviewers from the Council on Quality and Leadership with us for four days last week. They reviewed and evaluated every facet of our organization, and when they met with our leadership

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dateApril 4, 2016 userPosted by:

Support ASN on April 7th for #ArkansasGives

Support Arkansas Support Network on #ArkansasGives

  #ArkansasGives is Thursday, April 7th Our supporters will have an opportunity to stretch their charitable dollars by making online gifts to Arkansas Support Network through ArkansasGives.org from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 7. ASN will also be eligible to earn bonus dollars from a $400,000 bonus pool provided by Arkansas Community Foundation. All donations

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dateMarch 2, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: Eva Forbush

Eva Forbush has been an Arkansas Support Network employee for five years. She came to us after spending ten years at home with her stepdaughter who had cognitive disabilities and was the light of her life. She passed away after having a brain aneurysm. When Eva went back to work, she knew she wanted to

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dateMarch 2, 2016 userPosted by:

Spotlight Series: Vocational Foundations

Arkansas Support Network work crew at Bekaert in Rogers, Arkansas

Arkansas Support Network’s Vocational Foundations houses a number of programs, all of them offering supports for consumers to find employment that best suits their skills and interests. Our staff offers support for things like assistance with transportation, specialized training, assistive technology, and individually tailored supervision. We work with numerous companies to match individuals with disabilities to

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