Category: Spotlight Series

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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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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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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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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pushpinCategories: Good Stories

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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