The ACT Blog Archive

Federal Employees Can Now Give to ACT Through CFC

July 24, 2015

ACT is now a part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the Gateway Region! CFC is for individuals to consider giving through their workplace.  Potential donors are all federal, military or postal employees. We are excited about this opportunity to raise funds … Continue reading

CoMoGives Funds are Opening Opportunity’s Door for Many

Imagine a life without swimming or putt putt golf.  No tree houses or vacations. For many with disabilities this is a reality.  Camp Wonderland allows them to experience all of this and more. Thanks to the generosity of many ACT supporters … Continue reading

College of Direct Support Means More Cash in the Pockets of ACT Employees

ACT’s Direct Support Professionals have a great opportunity to earn more as they learn more. At ACT, hourly employees can earn $0.50 more per hour by completing a series of College of Direct Support (CDS) courses on line. This optional … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks – August 2015

I’m fortunate to have many opportunities to speak about ACT and the good work that gets done on behalf of people with disabilities. Last week, I turned down a great opportunity to personally raise awareness about ACT. I was invited … Continue reading

August 2015 Tip from Tara: Cherish Every Moment

July 22, 2015

Tonight I sat down to write my monthly Tip from Tara but I couldn’t help but feel distracted. I had checked Facebook several times throughout the evening and learned that Bryson, a child from Columbia who was diagnosed with an … Continue reading

National Career Readiness Certificate Benefits Job Seekers and Employers

July 20, 2015

Many job seekers might wish there was a test in which the score could show their worth as an employee. But wait. There is. “The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC) is a certification you can earn by taking … Continue reading

Allan Reunites With His Son, and Meets His Granddaughter

After decades apart, Allan and his son Elliot came together in an emotional and touching reunion. Allan, who has COPD and lung cancer, had not seen Elliot since he was a child. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Allan was actively … Continue reading

ACT is Family

July 6, 2015

Marsha_ ACT is family  Marsha Schafer has worked at ACT for 13 years and has a daughter that attends the Community Integration program.  In the above link she talks about how ACT and all the people within ACT have become … Continue reading

July 2015 Tip from Tara: Sink or Swim

June 29, 2015

tran·si·tion noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. synonyms: change, passage, move, transformation, conversion, metamorphosis, alteration, handover, changeover; Lately I feel like transition and change are all around me. Here at ACT we … Continue reading

Orange is the New Team in CI

ACT’s Community Integration (CI) program added a new team, the Orange Team! CI has grown 14% in the last year and it was time to make some changes to relieve overcrowding in programming areas, vehicles, and scheduling. The Orange Team … Continue reading

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