dateSeptember 16, 2020 userPosted by:

Direct Support Professionals, THANK YOU.

This week is Direct Support Professional Recognition Week! Direct Support Professionals are the backbone and foundation of our mission. It is their work that creates inclusive spaces in our communities for people with disabilities. It is also through Direct Support Professionals that communities learn how to sustainably maintain those inclusive spaces while working to create

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dateJune 12, 2020 userPosted by:

“It is our belief that everyone has the right to live..”

“We recognize and support every person’s right to be included in the life of the community. It is our belief that every person has the right to live in a loving home and in a caring community as an active and accepted member.“ Mission Statement of Arkansas Support Network It is our belief that every person has the right to

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dateApril 22, 2020 userPosted by:

“Thank You” Is Not Enough

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

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dateMarch 16, 2020 userPosted by:

COVID-19: Resources & Suggestions

Over the past several days, our ASN team has worked diligently to research and pull together information that may be useful to the individuals and families we support as well as direct support professionals. Click the resource links listed below to learn more information about COVID-19. We will continue to update this post as we

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dateMarch 13, 2020 userPosted by:

A Message Regarding COVID-19 from the CEO of Arkansas Support Network

Throughout our communities, we are all significantly impacted by the very real threat of coronavirus. Many organizations, services, and businesses have announced closures and cancelations in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. At Arkansas Support Network, the complexity of the work we do and the nature of the needs of the individuals

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dateMarch 3, 2020 userPosted by:

Juaneva Forbush: the First DSP-1 Direct Support Professional in Arkansas

Juaneva Forbush is one of 20 ASN Direct Support Professionals who recently applied for and was accepted to ASN’s pilot training program, the ASN DSP Academy. As a member of the academy, she was given access to the full curriculum of Open Future Learning, access to the NADSP E-badge Academy, and additional ASN-based support, as

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dateDecember 27, 2019 userPosted by:

2019 at ASN: A year to be proud of

You’ve probably heard by now that it is Holiday Season in the world of nonprofits, also known as End-of-Year. There’s a strong likelihood that you’ve received 20 or more emails, postcards, social media posts, and/or phone calls to tell you how important your support is this time of year. And it’s true, your support is

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dateJanuary 24, 2019 userPosted by:

Election Day with Dallas & Jim

At Arkansas Support Network, the relationships formed between our staff and those we support are invaluable.  On November 3rd, Dallas voted for the first time with his support staff, Jim.  Jim was so happy for Dallas and his new milestone that he wanted to share the experience with everyone. Jim: Dallas went to a self

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dateDecember 27, 2018 userPosted by:

Finishing Strong- What Can We Achieve Together?

As a friend and supporter of Arkansas Support Network, you know that our mission is to recognize and support every person’s right to be included in the life of the community. However, you may not know the impact your support has on your neighbors and community members who rely on ASN’s assistance to live active,

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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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