The ACT Blog Archive

Mark’s Opening Remarks December 2015

November 19, 2015

Dear Friends of ACT, Last month I told you about the inequitable distribution of funds for people living in Individual Supported Living settings. I lamented our Governor’s actions, withholding funds that would address at least part of the unfair system … Continue reading

Community Employment Services Year in Review

November 18, 2015

ACT Career Services (ACS) underwent many changes this year. We feel these transformations were positive and a step in the right direction for the services provided through this program. Community Employment Services, under the ACS umbrella, had a great year.   … Continue reading

Voluntary Action Center Offers Holiday Spirit to Many People at ACT

November 17, 2015

The Holidays are a time of family togetherness, cheer, and presents – whether giving or receiving. For people that don’t have relatives near, this is not the case. Voluntary Action Center (VAC) checks one of these items off the list. … Continue reading

Community Living Celebrates Halloween

Community Living’s (CL) annual Halloween party was yet again a huge success! “Carrie did another great job this year. Everyone looks forward to this party…it has become tradition.” CL Director Don Lafferty says. Griffith started organizing the party for 14 … Continue reading

New Addition to Career Employment Services

November 2, 2015

Career Employment Services (CES) welcomed Forrest Neal in September. The busy program is excited to have an addition to the team. Neal saw an ad for a Career Specialist position at ACT and new it would be a perfect fit … Continue reading

November 2015 Tip from Tara: The Journey and the Way

October 29, 2015

Not too long ago, a good friend of mine forwarded me a message from a blog she frequently reads.  It has been a long time since I read something that made me think so deeply about something so simple. The … Continue reading

Show-Me-Careers Columbia and the Columbia Employment Consortium Presents Three Inclusive Business of the Year Awards

October 28, 2015

Each October Show-Me-Careers and Columbia Employment Consortium (CEC) honor three Columbia businesses for inclusive hiring. The timing of the Inclusive Business of the Year awards is not a coincidence. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Show-Me-Careers and the Columbia … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks November 2015

Dear Friends of ACT: It’s wrong. I’m mad about it. This injustice is more frustrating because our Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities developed it. We work with them every day. Since they developed this way of … Continue reading

Three Ladies Took Walt Disney World by Storm

In September we told you about Minna, Barbie, and Tammy. They planned a dream vacation to Disney World with Community Living Supervisor, Vicki Schulte. They’re back. Been there. Done that. To say they had a good time is a serious … Continue reading

Two New Faces in Financial Department

Michelle Miller and Angie Mathews Stuart have joined the Financial Operations department at ACT. Miller is the new payroll Accounting Clerk. She brings plenty of experience to her new role. She worked nine years in the accounting department for a … Continue reading

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