The ACT Blog Archive

DOL Overtime Rule Blocked, Community Living Continues with Shift in Management

March 23, 2017

Last year the Department of Labor (DOL) rolled out new pay requirements for how businesses must pay salaried full-time employees. ACT’s Community Living (CL) program responded accordingly. Ten Supervisors were promoted to Manager, and two Managers were promoted to Assistant … Continue reading

Myles Hinkel, Passionate About Inclusion and Independence

March 20, 2017

Myles Hinkel has served on the ACT Board of Directors since August, 2015. Hinkel, a University of Louisville graduate, has served on numerous boards and committees of local non-profits whose missions included changing lives for the better. That is what … Continue reading

ACT Career Services, Nominated for APSE Award

Director of ACT Career Services, Jessica Mahon, opened her email recently to a very happy surprise. ACT has been nominated for APSE’s Best Practices Award. The Association for Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE) is an organization dedicated to inclusive hiring … Continue reading

Crushed Red Restaurant, ACT’s Newest Community Partner

February 27, 2017

As Crushed Red, the “Artisan Fast” restaurant, was preparing to open, Career Specialist Amber Sartain swooped in to introduce them to ACT Career Services (ACS). “I heard about how Crushed Red was having walk-in interviews. So I called and asked … Continue reading

Upcoming Trainings, Conferences, and Webinars

February 25, 2017

Conference Registration is now open! Find full conference information and registration at and by clicking the buttons below. Download printable flyers to share with your friends! April 21-23, 2017 Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri Free AAIDD Webinar Transitioning Roles from Aging Parents to … Continue reading

A Night to Shine Lives Up to Its Name

February 23, 2017

A Night to Shine was just that for many people here in Columbia. On February 10th, the Tim Tebow Foundation provided the ultimate prom experience for 75,000 people with disabilities at more than 375 churches around the world, including Columbia’s … Continue reading

Day Program Expands Its Hours

Since day one the Day Program has operated from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Now the program will be available starting at 8 am and run until 4pm for everyone in the program. Evening and weekend services … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks March 2017

February 22, 2017

Dear Readers: CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an independent nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services we provide at ACT. CARF’s mission: The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal … Continue reading

Light It Up Blue

January 31, 2017

      On April 2nd local organizations will once again partner to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.  This family friendly event will be held at Faurot Field from 1p-3pm. More details to come on this event to come. Area … Continue reading

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