2010 and Beyond

 

2010

Career Services Recognized
The Missouri Rehabilitation Association recognizes ACT Career Services as Service Provider of the Year.

 

2011

Social Media
ACT develops plans for social media and an electronic newsletter.

 

2012

New Services
ACT begins providing personal assistance and other services through a new department, In-Home services.

Seamless Transition Through Enhanced Partnership (STEP)
A collaborative program called STEP begins. STEP is designed to provide students with disabilities who are at risk of unemployment or underemployment following high school graduation with career exploration, job skills training, and job placement services during their senior year of high school.

Operating Reserve
ACT establishes its operating reserve policy.

RN
RN is added to ACT’s Community Integration staff.

 

2013

Best Practices
The Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program receives the “Cutting Edge Award” from the Missouri Association of County Development Disabilities Services (MACDDS).

Show-Me-Career Grant
In partnership with Boone County Family Services, Columbia Public Schools, Central Missouri Regional Office, Moresource, Services for Independent Living, State Vocational Rehabilitation, self-advocates, and family members of individuals with disabilities, ACT is awarded the Show-Me-Careers Grant. The grant is geared toward increasing community employment for one key cohort, youth and young adults, ages 16 through 30.

 

2014

Forward progress
Changes to the Waiver Definition result in changes to the ACT Works program. Community employment must be the goal for anyone receiving employment services at ACT.

Vehicle Grant
Community Integration receives first new lift van from Federal Grant.

CoMo Gives
ACT participates in CoMO gives for the first time, raising money to that goes exclusively to purchases that will assist individuals receiving ACT services.

 

2015

40 years
ACT celebrates 40 years in business

Job Preparation Services
ACT’s Job Preparation program, previously known as ACT Works, begins providing services in various settings and utilizing both group and individual models.

Vehicle Grant
Community Integration receives second new lift van from Federal Grant.

 

2016

AMVAC
ACT’s recycling business transfers ownership to American Military Veterans Corporation in St. Louis, MO.