Today’s featured Athlete of ASN is an incredible guy who has accomplished some incredible things. At the ripe old age of 16, Justin Zielke has accomplished something many people never will, and he’s not just done it once but TWICE. Justin, for the second year, competed as a para-athlete in the Rampey Foundation’s Tri-fest for MS.
We begin our month-long celebration of the amazing Athletes of ASN with two familiar faces on the softball fields: Jason Partain is not only a fixture on the softball field, he can also be found lifting heavy weights in the weight room. He has over 15 years experience in weightlifting and 12 years of
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
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! Sherry Andress works in the Fort Smith area
Led by The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), many states and service providers across the country are recognizing this week, September 11th through 17th, as Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is part of the ANCOR National Advocacy Campaign, whose mission is to enhance the lives of all individuals with disabilities
Emily “Dianne” Wyles began work at Arkansas Support Network as a Community Support Professional 2 in August of 2010. She devoted her time on the clock and off the clock helping individuals with developmental disabilities live quality lives. One of her passions was baking cakes, pies and other goodies for any, and everyone who had
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