The ACT Blog Archive

STEP Graduate, Valuable Employee on MU Campus

July 5, 2017

Plaza 900 is the largest all-you-care-to-eat dining hall on MU campus. That’s something to brag about. They also have an amazing staff. Roman is proud to be among them. Roman is a Columbia Rock Bridge High School graduate. He was … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks July ’17

Dear Friends of ACT, I have a positive feeling lately of change, energy, and anticipation at ACT. I hope it’s just not me! I know it’s not. Certainly the construction in our building contributes to the feeling. A couple weeks … Continue reading

Household Items in High Demand in ACT’s Community Living Program

It is a harsh reality many of the individuals supported in ACT’s Community Living (CL) face, living month to month financially. Quality, affordable housing is the biggest ticket item people in the program need. The cost of living continues to … Continue reading

Working in Various Programs is Meaningful for Employees and Individuals Served

In an effort to offer a Meaningful Day for the individuals served at ACT, Career Services and Day Program began last fall sharing an employee, Danica Duensing. “It’s been fun to mix up the day with a new location and … Continue reading

STEP Graduates Fifth Class

May 30, 2017

“This is absolutely the best partnership we have,” Boone Hospital Center President Jim Sinek said of Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) while addressing the graduation crowd. “We get some of the best people through this program.” The collaboration involving … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks June 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: Okay everyone. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. CARF was here last week, and now they’re gone. CARF International ( is an independent, nonprofit accreditation organization focused on advancing the quality of services … Continue reading

Give A H.O.O.T Gives

April 27, 2017

ACT employees joined together to raise funds for people supported in ACT’s Community Living (CL) Program. (Read more here: Give A H.O.O.T. (Helping Our Own Together) was very successful, raising just under $1,000 in a brief time. CL Manager … Continue reading

Businesses Partnering With ACS Benefit Themselves and Job Seekers

April 26, 2017

ACT’s Career Services (ACS) helps people with disabilities accomplish their vocational goals, while helping Boone County businesses fill their recruitment needs. To do this, the program must establish and maintain relationships with local businesses. The businesses provide many opportunities job … Continue reading

ACT Individuals Make Centerpieces for Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Dinner

April 25, 2017

Continuing their ongoing community relationship with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, individuals from ACT’s Day Program crafted centerpieces for the Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Dinner, honoring members of the Alpha Delta Chapter at Mizzou who have maintained a GPA of 3.7 … Continue reading

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s Financial Assistance Program Makes ARC More Affordable

Individuals served in ACT’s Day Program love going to the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) in Columbia. The facility offers a swimming pool, basketball gym, weight lifting equipment, walking track, and more. But using the facility is not free. If … Continue reading

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