The ACT Blog Archive

ACT Job Fair April 22nd 11am-2pm

April 3, 2015

ACT will be having a job fair on April 22 from 11am-2pm in the Blue Building (NALC building). Located at 2111 Burlington St., this is across the street from ACT’s main building. If you have a passion for working with … Continue reading

ACT Welcomes Several New Employees

March 26, 2015

Four new employees started in the ACT Career Services program in the last two months.  Meet the new members of our team: Donna Hoffman Hoffman is a Employment Training Specialist (ETS) in Community Employment Services.  She was hired in March … Continue reading

ACT Helping Mother Earth One Plastic at a Time

March 24, 2015

Earth Day is right around the corner and that got ACT Recycling Services thinking: we do our part. There is less plastic in landfills across the United States because of the work we do here. But how much of a … Continue reading

Employees Placed by ACS are MU Sports Park Standouts

What does Mike Lindsey like about the five employees he hired through ACT’s Community Employment Services (CES)? “I am getting 100% out of them,” he says. Lindsey is lead custodian and hiring manager for the cleaning crew at the University … Continue reading

Bench Dedicated in Memory of Tanner McDannold

Friday, March 13th was a special day at ACT as we remembered and honored our friend, Tanner McDannold. Close friends and family gathered on ACT’s front lawn. Community Integration Director Cindy Burlison unveiled a memorial bench with an engraving of … Continue reading

Five Individuals Get Great New Homes in the Community Living Program

We’ve all heard about spring cleaning. But what about spring moving? Five individuals in ACT’s Community Living (CL) program have moved into new homes in just one month. Self-proclaimed sisters Jodie, Brandi, and Jesica moved across town into a quaint … Continue reading

Tip from Tara: Make Them Hear You

March 20, 2015

Individuals receiving services in our various programs all have an individual file that is typically full of information – an annual Individual Plan (IP), various assessments, initial reports from when they first received their medical diagnosis, and Individual Education Plans … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks April ’15

March 18, 2015

“Paul’s son, Andrew, passed away shortly after midnight. I will keep you posted on services as I know more.” Those were the words of a text message I received one recent Saturday–tough words to read. Andrew was just 10 years … Continue reading

Jessica Mahon Named Director of Employment Services at ACT

March 17, 2015

Jessica Mahon has been named the new Director of Employment Services at ACT effective Monday, November 24th, 2014. In this role Jessica will oversee both ACT Career Services and ACT Works. Mahon earned her BA in Health and Human Services from … Continue reading

Job Preparation Services Unveiled

February 26, 2015

A year ago, ACT learned of a change in the waiver definition under which ACT Works provided services. After a little fussing, we welcomed the change because it caused us to go back and take a close look at our … Continue reading

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