In March, just before the explosion of virus-related confusion and chaos, I celebrated my 20th anniversary at Arkansas Support Network. I was 19 years old when I started working at ASN as a part-time direct support professional. Outside of my parents, my sister, and a few close childhood friends, my relationship with ASN is longer
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.
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
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
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
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