The ACT Blog Archive

APSE-MO Holds its Annual Summit Here in Columbia

August 1, 2016

Missouri State Chapter of Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE-MO) held its annual Employment Summit: Advancing Employment, Expanding Our Skills the last week of July. “It was great!” Director of ACT Career Services (ACS) Jessica Mahon exclaimed. “Abilities for Business, … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks August 2016

July 31, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT, What does it take to make change? Really. How do you implement change at a place like ACT? We’re all too familiar with the why of change. A new law gets passed. A court ruling is … Continue reading

Tip from Tara August 2016: Kylee’s Poem

July 27, 2016

When I sat down to write my tip this month I could not get my amazing niece Kylee out of my head. We had been sending messages back and forth all morning. I recently sent her an article written by … Continue reading

ACT’s Day Program is Taking Summer by Storm

Things are heating up in ACT’s Day Program. And it’s not the temperature. Activities Supervisor, Kristin Cummins, has the schedule buzzing with fun-filled activities. “There were a lot of requests in our monthly meetings to do all-day trips. We wanted … Continue reading

Community Support for Family Affected by Childhood Cancer

Two months ago Karla Bevell received heartbreaking news. Her son Jayden, 5, has inoperable brain cancer, an optic pathway brain tumor located in the optic chiasm. Jayden, who has participated in ACT’s Behavior Development Services, has been traveling to Cardinal … Continue reading

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week September 11-17, 2016

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Conference Delivers New Insights to Columbia Transition Team and ACT Career Services

Preparing for the big leap out of high school is a major endeavor, especially if you have a disability. The Columbia Transition Team (CTT) is a partnership of area agencies (including ACT) serving people with disabilities. Its aim is to … Continue reading

June Work Anniversaries

June 28, 2016

Jamesetta Jackson, 9 Years with ACT Jamesetta Jackson started working at ACT on the advice of her husband Steve Jackson, who also works at ACT, and cousin Angel Lawson. They both thought the job would be a perfect fit for … Continue reading

In-Home Services Helps Abraham with Pool Access and Critical Services

Since Abraham was 18 months old he has loved to swim. He’s good at it. His mom, Ashley Williams, says he taught himself. “He started with the doggie paddle. Then in a short amount of time, he progressed to swimming … Continue reading

Cunningham Nationally Recognized for Contributions in Inclusive Employment

June 27, 2016

Recently, the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) held its 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati: Soaring to Employment First. There, organizations, employers, and individuals were honored for their single-handed and collective contributions to Employment First. This year, Moresource President Kat Cunningham, a local … Continue reading

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