Author Archives: Bethany Rawlings

Dear Friends of ACT, I would like to take the time to let you know a little more about me. I was born and raised in Missouri and have deep roots in Columbia, having lived here for 18 years. I … Continue reading

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The After School Youth Program (ASYP), a new program, is now underway at ACT. It was created to provide young people with more opportunities to develop socialization and adaptive skills they need to participate in … Continue reading

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If you follow ACT on social media, you know March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. On February 26, 1987, President Ronald Reagan started this month of observation with the following proclamation: “Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United … Continue reading

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We wouldn’t be where we are today without our professional, compassionate staff. February 16th was National Caregivers Day so we talked with Andrea Hulver about her experience at ACT. How long have you worked at ACT? What is your role … Continue reading

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During the month of May, ACT will participate in the MasterTech Answers the Call donation campaign. MasterTech will give away $500 to the charity that receives the most votes. It’s their way of doing more to answer the call for … Continue reading

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April is World Autism Month. To spread awareness, ACT will again be partnering with local agencies and organizations to host our local Light It Up Blue event. Light It Up Blue is global initiative to raise awareness for autism on … Continue reading

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ACT facilities have been under construction since fall 2017. Since then, we’ve made major progress. The big renovations are behind us. The training center is complete. Every wall received a new coat of paint. The … Continue reading

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  On February 9th, in more than 500 churches across the nation and in 16 countries, the Tim Tebow Foundation once again created a spectacular evening of glamour and unforgettable moments through Night to Shine. The Compass Church was generous … Continue reading

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  Since the start of the spring semester, Craig Valone, Director of Day Program, has been teaching a course at Columbia College. The junior level class, Disabilities, is aimed at students majoring in Human Services. Topics such as mobility, cognitive, developmental, … Continue reading

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“I need an O!” “I need a B” “I need a miracle!” People were praying and doing every lucky thing they could do. Tammy sat down and said she was ready. “I’m going to win all the prizes!”  Carrie Griffith, … Continue reading

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