The ACT Blog Archive

Tip From Tara: See the Glass as Half-full

August 29, 2014

In thinking about what to write this month, several topics came to mind while I was organizing and reviewing information for our recent CARF survey about many of the quality services we provide here at ACT. Going through the CARF … Continue reading

ACT Welcomes Vicki Huber as Bookkeeper I

Vicki Huber was recently hired to join our Administrative Support Team as Bookkeeper 1. She comes to us from Arnold, MO.  Here she worked as an accountant at TLC Laser Centers, where they called her the Doctor’s Payable Specialist. It … Continue reading

ACS Welcomes Clay Talton, Jr. as Employment Training Specialist

August 28, 2014

ACT Career Services is proud to announce Clay Talton, Jr. as their new on-call Employment Training Specialist (Skills Trainer). Clay comes to us from Kirkwood, MO, originally from Monroe City, where he worked as a job coach as well as … Continue reading

CI Emphasizes Sign Language for Everyone

Twice each week a group of eager students from the Community Integration (CI) program meets to learn new signs and practice signs they already know. An increasing number of individuals served in the program do not use speech as their … Continue reading

21 Individuals Taking the Next Step in the Community Employment Process

After a couple months of rapid change, ACT Works (AW) is settling in and enjoying some good news – 21 individuals in the program have been referred to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). In the March newsletter we told you about waiver … Continue reading

Mitchell’s Performance at McDonald’s is Golden

Mitchell has been working at McDonald’s for four months as a Lobby Attendant. He simply could not be doing better. “Mitchell is a great worker. He strives to maintain positive professional relationships with others at work and meet his employer’s … Continue reading

IVY League Volunteers Take on Beautification of Yards

August 19, 2014

“We are going to have the best yard on the block!” exclaimed one of the individuals ACT serves through an Individualized Supported Living (ISL) residence. He was commenting on the attractive results of the work of ACT’s IVY League volunteers … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks – January ’13

July 30, 2014

Dear Friends of ACT, Acknowledged, appreciated, and accepted–three words that mean a lot to everyone. I was in elementary school many years ago. But I remember some things like they were yesterday. Do you remember raising your hand (along with … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks – May ’13

Dear Friends of ACT, I rarely have an original thought. Really, most of what I write or talk about is the result of something I’ve heard, seen, or learned someplace. And so it is with this month’s letter. The other … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks – June ’13

Dear Friends of ACT, In our newsletter from October 2012, I introduced the STEP program. STEP, or Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership, is a collaborative effort that includes Boone Hospital Center, Columbia Public Schools, ACT, Boone County Family Resources, and … Continue reading

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