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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 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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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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