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dateJuly 30, 2018 userPosted by:

Arkansas Support Network 25th Annual Honors Luncheon (July 18, 2018)

Thirty years ago, it  began with a dream, a cause that couldn’t be ignored, and remarkable perseverance. Six mothers came together to combat the ideology that individuals with disabilities need to be placed in institutions. These brave women worked tirelessly to teach the opposite; that when people with disabilities are put in the heart of

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dateJuly 12, 2018 userPosted by:

Meet Brent Barker!

In less than a week, Arkansas Support Network (ASN) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary during our 25th Annual Honors Luncheon.  For 30 years, we have partnered with hundreds of families to ensure access to quality of life for those who have developmental disabilities.  Our mission has involved educating Arkansas communities about the value of cultivating

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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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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 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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