The ACT Blog Archive

Mark’s Opening Remarks September 2017

September 19, 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: In January, the Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) Unit paid ACT a visit. They arrived with little advanced notice and asked for an enormous amount of documentation related to being a provider under a Medicaid … Continue reading

Four High School Seniors Participate Summer Work Program

For six weeks this summer four high school seniors participated in a Summer Work Program sponsored by ACT and hosted by the Country Club of Missouri (CCMO. The teenagers worked in various positions at Country Club of Missouri (CCMO). Compensation … Continue reading

Ben Tilley Joins Act as HR Training Specialist

We are happy to have Ben Tilley on board at ACT as our new Human Resources Training Specialist. He started August 21st. Ben moved to Columbia in 1979 and worked for the Nowell’s company. Almost 20 years later he started … Continue reading

Allan Has a New Home in Community Living

On August 1st, Community Living got a new family member and Ae’Shionne got a new roommate, Allan. Allan is from Mexico, MO. He already knew his housemate, Ae’Shionne. They met playing softball in Special Olympics. They both love sports and … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks August 2017

August 2, 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: Earlier in my career I’ll admit I had some big goals. And I was ready to work to achieve them. I thought then if I accomplished those goals (like CARF accreditation) I could just sit back … Continue reading

ACT Will Participate in the 2017 CoMoGives Campaign in December

July 31, 2017

During the last three years ACT has raised over $50,000 through CoMoGives for people with disabilities. Medical needs were met, lifelong memories were created, and first time experiences were made possible through this campaign. Funds from last year have continued … Continue reading

Lucky’s Welcomes Day Program Tour Group

Individuals attending ACT’s Day Program want to eat more healthfully. So they requested a visit to Lucky’s grocery store to learn what they could about better eating. The store provided an extensive tour during which they learned about Lucky’s produce, … Continue reading

ACT Shares Experiences of Change at APSE-MO Conference

ACT Executive Director Mark Hassemer, Directors Jessica Mahon and Craig Valone and Assistant Director Michelle Bell presented at the 2017 APSE-MO Summit, “Focusing on Transformation.” Their session on Day Two of the conference, “The Road to Change: A Transformation Story … Continue reading

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

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