The ACT Blog Archive

January 2017 Tip from Tara: It’s Okay to Like What You Like

December 21, 2016

I first met my friend Seth when he was a teenager about to graduate from Hickman High School. We didn’t start as friends. I was requested to assist in him in transitioning out of high school and later into his … Continue reading

Day Program Celebrates the Holidays with a Month of Giving

Christmas comes but once a year, as the saying goes, so Day Program is making the most of the season…and keeping busy in the process. In the monthly team meetings, individuals served in the program were asked how they wanted … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks January 2017

December 19, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: A couple of weeks ago, one of ACT’s Direct Support Professionals (DSP) came to my office and asked how many employees we have. This remarkably generous person had received a financial benefit as a result of … Continue reading

Annual Community Living Halloween Costume Party Turns 15

There are three things you can be sure of in this life: death, taxes, and the Community Living Halloween Party! Assistant Director Carrie Griffith first organized the event 15 years ago (read more about the history here). A decade and … Continue reading

Holiday Traditions Make This Time of Year Special for Community Living Ladies

Traditions make holidays special. Many are passed down through generations, while some are born from a mishap and then carried on. The latter is true for Barbi, Minna, and Tammy and their annual tree search. Three years ago their artificial … Continue reading

STEP’s 5th Year is Underway with Many Successes

The 2016-17 school year kicked off STEPS’s (Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership) fifth year at Boone Hospital. Students spend the first six weeks in the Transition Center at BHC learning interview skills and participating in team building and problem-solving activities. … Continue reading

Two CoMoGives Events to Benefit ACT

November 22, 2016

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events! CoMoGives is an online fundraising campaign that runs from December 1st – 31st. We raised over $16,000 last year for the people with disabilities ACT supports, help us get past $20,000 this year! … Continue reading

Gamma Phi Beta Make Day Program Halloween Party a Success

Each year, the Day Program throws a Halloween party. This year they got help, which the made the occasion bigger and better! Women from the University of Missouri Gamma Phi Beta sorority came to ACT in two shifts to lend … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks December 2016

November 21, 2016

Dear friends of ACT: The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) categorizes some services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) into four quadrants: Facility based work, Facility based non-work, Community based work, and Community based non-work. National disability policy … Continue reading

Photo Albums Inspire Dreams to Come True

In 2014, we told you about special photo albums Community Living (CL) Assistant Director Carrie Griffith creates for each house in the program. These books capture and highlight the year’s accomplishments in each house by portraying their trips, firsts, and … Continue reading

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