The ACT Blog Archive

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

ACT Career Services Welcomes Amber Sartain

ACT Career Services (ACS) has a new employee. Amber Sartain joined the team as a Career Specialist in July. She loves her new gig. Sartain is a student at Central Methodist University in Fayette. She recently changed her major from … Continue reading

Tip From Tara: 90%? What?

October 28, 2016

Over six months ago, my supervisor handed me a postcard he knew I would be interested in, and he was right. It was a save the date reminder for an upcoming workshop presented by Professor Tony Attwood. For those of … Continue reading

Jan Retires After 28 Years With Red Lobster

October 27, 2016

Jan is hanging up her apron after 28 years of making those delicious Cheddar Bay Biscuits, everyones favorite Red Lobster treat. Her tenure came to a close with a retirement party at the seafood restaurant.  Friends, family, and coworkers were … Continue reading

Jodie, One of Nineteen Accepted into Partners in Policymaking Program

Earlier this year, Jodie, an individual supported in ACT’s Community Living (CL) program, applied for and was accepted to a leadership training program called Partners in Policymaking. Jodie was one of 19 selected. She was thrilled about the opportunity. Partners … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks November 2016

Dear Friends of ACT, Last November, I wrote here what one reader called a “zinger” about my frustration with an unjust rate setting methodology for services ACT and other agencies provide. It rewarded recent entries to Individualized Supported Living with … Continue reading

Shelter Insurance Game Day Establishes Real Connections With Day Program

October 25, 2016

An intense game of cornhole, a friendly UNO rivalry, and laughter filling the air…an unusual scene for employees of the Shelter Insurance Claims Department. But on Friday, October 7, this was the case. Activities Supervisor Kristin Cummins has been working … Continue reading

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