The ACT Blog Archive

Many Friends Say Goodbye to Dear Friend Joey

January 30, 2015

ACT said goodbye to a dear friend this month. A memorial service was held in Joey’s honor that, along with many spoken remembrances, featured his favorite things––Elvis Presley, Missouri Tigers athletics, and sweet treats. Joey began in the Community Integration … Continue reading

Employing People With Disabilities Gives OATS a New Perspective

January 29, 2015

OATS, Inc. has been offering transportation services to people since 1971. They now serve 87 Missouri counties. Recently, OATS started offering employment to people with disabilities. “My Director came to me and asked if I had ever considered hiring people … Continue reading

Tip from Tara: Choose to be Present

January 28, 2015

In sticking to my promise from last month’s Tip, I took a deeper look at what I’d like to work on in my life. The first thing that stuck out to me as needing some attention is my relationships with … Continue reading

Recycling Media with ACT

January 27, 2015

For almost 25 years, ACT has been recycling donated media materials and has been able to provide employment to many individuals. However, we’ve come to a time when our revenue from recycling no longer covers the expenses we incur to … Continue reading

ACT Job Fair January 27, 2015

January 23, 2015

ACT is seeking positive, enthusiastic applicants and has multiple positions open. Alternative Community Training (ACT), a non-profit agency that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities, will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 11am-2pm. The Job Fair will be … Continue reading

Billy Obtains Employment at Wal-Mart

January 22, 2015

Billy has accepted a job offer at Wal-Mart after working for eleven year in ACT Works (AW). “We are all thrilled for him!” said Program Manager, Bob Meier. “We wish him the best. We are very proud of him, and … Continue reading

Dental Care Always Comes First

ACT’s Community Living (CL) program has a motto, “Never cancel Dental! Dental always comes first!” Dental care is essential to overall health. It isn’t just about having an attractive smile. Infections from poor oral hygiene can lead to major health … Continue reading

Fontella-Jackmon Jones Accepts New Position in ACT Career Services

January 20, 2015

ACT is pleased to announce that Fontella-Jackmon Jones has accepted the position of Program Manager of Retention and Transition in ACT Career Services. “Fontella brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to her new role at ACT,” says Jessica … Continue reading

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Tip from Tara: A Deeper Look

December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Webster defines a New Year’s resolution as a secular tradition, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning New Year’s Day. … Continue reading

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