The ACT Blog Archive

Marks Opening Remarks January ’15

December 23, 2014

Jimmy was my best pal growing up in small-town northern Wisconsin. He lived across the street with his mom, dad, three sisters, and a cocker spaniel named Thumper. Some of my earliest memories growing up include Jimmy. We ran and … Continue reading

Dan is Advancing in his Tech Support Career at Socket

Dan started working at Socket in Columbia, Missouri in March. He began as a Tier One Tech Support staff. Now he’s training to move up to Tier Two Tech Support. He’ll be promoted to that new position in just a … Continue reading

Derrick Gets a Job at Wendy’s

The ACT Works (AW) program is pleased to announce that Derrick was recently offered employment and is now working at the new Wendy’s on Nifong in Columbia, Missouri! After working with Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Point, agencies similar to ACT … Continue reading

Community Living Receives 14 New Cars

Thanks to a State-level budget makeover, ACT’s Community Living (CL) program acquired 14 new 2014 Toyota Camrys at the beginning of December. These vehicles are used to transport individuals to work, on errands, and to everyday outings. Now that each … Continue reading

Support ACT Through CoMoGives

December 16, 2014

CoMoGives is an online fundraising campaign that runs the month of December ONLY. 100% of the donations made to ACT through the CoMoGives website will go to ACT.  We can also receive additional funds through Challenge Grants (similar to fund … Continue reading

Andrew’s Success Story

December 11, 2014

“I was honored when you asked to share Andrew’s pictures as that shows that other people realize how far he has come. I am so proud of the progress he has made and the work he has done.”  Suzette Grosz … Continue reading

Erica Farhner Commends ACT

December 2, 2014

See the YouTube video here.            

Mark’s Opening Remarks December 2014

November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving. It’s during this time of year when the leaves have dropped, the days are getting shorter, and the heavy coats come out that we are reminded so much of change. We know these days will come. We’ve experienced … Continue reading

ACT Works Sells 40,000 Pounds of Plastic

The ACT Works (AW) program recently closed a major deal on the sale of a large quantity of polystyrene plastic. 40,000 pounds of plastic recovered from VHS tape cases was ground up by employees in the AW program. The recycled … Continue reading

Local Employers Acknowledged for Inclusive Employment

As a part of the Show-Me Careers initiative, partners (including ACT, BCFR and People First) acknowledged local employers HyVee, The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place, and the Veterans Administration Hospital for their efforts to include people with disabilities in the workplace. “Awards … Continue reading

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