The ACT Blog Archive

Tip from Tara: We Don’t Have to do it All

October 28, 2014

Recently, a parent who’s child receives In-Home Services from ACT emailed me to say how happy she was with the staff currently working with her son.  She said in her email that the support her family has gotten has made … Continue reading

ACT Works Sees Increased Approval for Individuals to enter into Program

October 26, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but ACT Works is once again receiving approval for referrals into the program.   AW recently welcomed Robert and William to the time-limited (two-year maximum) job preparation program. Robert started October 1st and William, “Bill”, … Continue reading

LuJuana, Balancing Work, School, and Parenting, Gets a Promotion

October 21, 2014

You know you’re doing something right when you get a promotion within weeks of starting a new job. That is what happened to LuJuana after working at Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs for just two weeks. LuJuana began receiving services from … Continue reading

Cody Takes off From Utah for the Flight of His Life

Sometimes, it’s who you know. Your friends make something possible that you couldn’t imagine ever happening. Imagine this. Cody, along with pilot Chris Santacroce, flew off of a mountain in Utah and glided while his friend, Tom Dresner, flew a … Continue reading

Joey Offers His Little Sister’s Hand in Marriage

There was not a dry eye in the house on August 24th as Joey gave his baby sister Erica Fahrner in marriage. Joey receives services in ACT’s Community Living and Community Integration programs. This was an emotional time in the … Continue reading

Tip from Tara: Measuring Success

September 30, 2014

“Measure twice cut once”, my dad, who recently turned eighty, has told me that my whole life.  Plan and prepare in a careful manner before taking action. I’ve followed these words of advice both figuratively and literally in life, most … Continue reading

The Backbone of Team Abshier

September 29, 2014

The backbone is strong, supportive, and vital to every body.  Community Living (CL) Program Supervisor Luke Abshier uses the word to illustrate what he thinks of two outstanding Direct Support Professionals (DSP) on his team. Lolita Johnson and Stepheney Brackett … Continue reading

Jan Celebrates 25 Years at Red Lobster

September 25, 2014

25 years at one job calls for a party.  And it was quite the gathering for Jan who recently reached a 25-year milestone working at Red Lobster. Friends, family, and coworkers, including Red Lobster General Manager, gathered at Lamb Shelter … Continue reading

Expect. Employ. Empower. Powerful Theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

September 24, 2014

Expect. Employ. Empower. These are commanding words, words that motivate, inspire, provoke, and drive action. That is just what the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) wants. These words are also this year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month … Continue reading

CI Takes a Trip to See Their Beloved Cardinals

“The Cardinal’s Trip was a lot of fun!” Exclaims Kristin Cummins, Community Integration (CI) Activities Coordinator. A Cardinal’s laden group loaded up and headed out in the morning to cheer on their favorite team. Stopping only for lunch, these excited … Continue reading

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