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ACT Training Exceeds Missouri Department of Mental Health Requirements

During our most recent CARF accreditation review, ACT was commended highly by the administrative surveyor for the training we provide and require for staff. By doing so, we believe CARF is acknowledging a value we hold that demands a high … Continue reading

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Terri Kruger, Don Lafferty & Mark Hassemer Honored for Years of Service with ACT

ACT and the people we serve have benefited over the years from the work of people–dedicated employees who have worked tirelessly to ensure that people with disabilities in our community have more opportunities. At the year-end holiday party in December … Continue reading

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Columbia High School Seniors Move Out of the Classroom and STEP Into Work

The bus that transports six high school seniors to the STEP program, which just kicked off last fall, doesn’t go to a school. Rather, STEP participants arrive directly at their work site, Boone Hospital Center, every day for the entire … Continue reading

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ACT Works Employees Medal in Regional Basketball Tournament

ACT Works is proud to acknowledge and congratulate five employees for their participation in the Special Olympics Central Area basketball tournament held January 5th at the MU Student Rec Complex in Columbia. Michael S., Josh, and Michael C. each competed … Continue reading

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Holiday Highlights from the ACT Community Living Houses and Apartments

People make the holidays special by what they do and how they do it. We take time to be close in a special way to family and dear friends. We participate in the spirit of giving and generosity by contributing … Continue reading

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ACT Career Services Job Seeker Profile: Garret

In the past it’s not been uncommon for us to feature the companies we work with that provide employment opportunities, our community partners. We’ve also featured ACT Career Specialists who work in the Career Services Program. But we’ve never highlighted … Continue reading

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ACT Community Integration Welcomes Two To New Positions

“The rewards are tremendous. To be a part of bringing happiness and laughter to the individuals we serve…it’s the greatest,” says Tom Dresner. He’s one of two who have recently moved into new staff positions in Community Integration (CI). Tom … Continue reading

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ACT Kicks Off Three Year Youth Initiative to Improve Transition From School to Work

Nationwide, data show that 19% of people with developmental disabilities work in a community setting, at or above minimum wage. Missouri, according to the 2011 ICI State Report, lags behind the national average at only 7 percent. This statistic represents people, individuals who aren’t working, … Continue reading

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ReachOut Helps Many–An Opportunity for Giving

It’s the season of Holidays. For many it’s a time for reflecting on the good things in life and giving gifts. We want to remind you that your kindness and generosity can help people with disabilities who receive support through … Continue reading

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ACT Works Honors Four Workers for Decades of Service

Later this week at the annual employee Holiday party, ACT Works will acknowledge four workers for their tremendous longevity on the job in ACT’s Recycling Services. They currently recycle CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. They have all worked on different jobs … Continue reading

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