dateJuly 25, 2017userPosted by:

Keith Vire receives first ever Service Recognition Award from the Arkansas Waiver Association

Little Rock, AR, July 14, 2017:  The Arkansas Waiver Association (AWA) presented Dr. Keith Vire with their first ever “Service Recognition Award” during their annual conference.

“‘The Service Recognition Award’ is a special award created to honor Dr. Vire for his many years of service fighting for the rights of people with disabilities and his years of service to the AWA board of directors,” stated Candia Nicholas, who just recently resigned as vice president of the AWA.

The AWA is an association of advocates, persons with developmental disabilities, their families and the professionals who work in the field. Their mission is to promote quality, integrated supports.

In acceptance of his award, Dr. Vire said, “there’s absolutely no better way that I could’ve spent my career the last 42 years, than working with great great people like you, and trying in my small small way to provide some support to change the world for people with disabilities. It’s just the absolute best thing I can imagine doing with the time we are given here on earth.”

Dr. Vire is set to retire in December 2017 as CEO of Arkansas Support Network, a community-based service provider for individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information on Arkansas Support Network, go to For more information on Arkansas Waiver Association, go to

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