The ACT Blog Archive

Gov. Nixon Signs Budget Making Historic Investments in Mental Health Services

May 6, 2016

FY2017 budget answers the Governor’s call to increase funding for providers, keep waiting list for in-home services at zero. Jackson County, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon joined advocates and caregivers at Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County – eitas (empowering … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks May 2016

April 29, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT, If you read this newsletter with any regularity, you know that change is a common theme. Here we go again. Anticipating a special visit to our ACT offices this week, a few of my colleagues and … Continue reading

Cash Saver Hires Through ACS and Looking For Another Perfect Fit

April 28, 2016

Not long after the Cash Saver grocery store chain opened in Columbia, ACT Career Services (ACS) Career Specialist Dustin Murray knew James would be a perfect fit for the business. He approached David Ratliff, Cash Saver’s District Supervisor about working … Continue reading

Meet ACT’s New Financial Director, Melody Troesser

Melody Troesser is ACT’s new Director of Financial Operations (DFO). She’s originally from the small town of Benton City (just outside of Mexico, MO) and currently lives just east of Fulton with her husband Mark, two daughters, Breanna and Lanelle, … Continue reading

Sandra Thompson Joins ACT as New Account Clerk

The ACT community welcomes our new Account Clerk, Sandra Thompson! She now handles accounts payable, payroll, “and anything else they ask me to do…,” Thompson says. Sandra has lived in Columbia most of her life with her “awesome” husband. “He … Continue reading

Say Hello to Bethany Rawlings, ACT’s New Administrative Coordinator

If you call or visit ACT, Bethany Rawlings, ACT’s new Administrative Coordinator, will greet you. “I’m a people person,” Rawlings says. “I love helping people and taking care of business. Everyone at ACT is great and has been so welcoming!” … Continue reading

Crystal Leaves Boonville for Community Living in Columbia

April 27, 2016

Crystal had been considering moving out of her grandma’s house in Boonville for years. But nothing ever fell into place. A month ago she met with Community Living Manager Carrie Griffith and decided to she was ready. “This time it … Continue reading

ACT Welcomes Craig Valone, New Director of Day Program

On April 18th Craig Valone greeted Day Program individuals and employees as the new Director. ACT’s Day Program’s provides daily activities to address individual goals in various areas such as socialization, safety, communication, etc. and to provide increased access to the … Continue reading

Overtime Rule Message from ANCOR

April 19, 2016

The clock has been ticking for the Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rule ever since it moved to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review! Make sure your Members of Congress take action before the rule is … Continue reading

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 6, 2016

Partnering agencies put on a great event on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd at Faurot Field here in Columbia, MO.  If you missed this, its not too late to get involved in Autism Awareness Month. Autism awareness events occurring across … Continue reading

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