The ACT Blog Archive

A Trip to the St. Louis Zoo Satisfies Many in the Day Program

October 6, 2016

ACT’s Day Program Activities Supervisor has been planning a trip to the St. Louis Zoo all summer long. Scheduled toward the end of September in hopes of cooler weather, Cummins was excited to finally fulfill the longstanding requests of many … Continue reading

The Show-Me-Careers Grant’s Four-Year Run Sees Much Success

October 5, 2016

Columbia organizations (Alternative Community Training (ACT), Boone County Family Resources (BCFR), Central Missouri Regional Office, Columbia Public Schools, Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Moresource, Inc., Services for Independent Living) interested in improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities joined forces … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks October 2016

October 4, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every year in October. Governor Nixon recently proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Missouri. This month-long observation was created to: acknowledge the value and accomplishments of … Continue reading

Volunteers Help Prepare for New Madrid Seismic Event

October 3, 2016

This summer Jodi and Jesica, individuals served in the Community Living (CL) program, and Brenda Wilson, CL Supervisor, volunteered at the Show-Me Exercise: New Madrid Seismic Event on August 24 in Independence, Missouri. As the title suggests, the trio helped … Continue reading

Mara Roberts Welcomed to the ACT Board of Directors

In August, ACT welcomed Mara Roberts to the ACT Board of Directors. Roberts brings a high energy level and a “get it done” attitude the Board. “Empowering people motivates me. And that is what ACT is all about,” Roberts says. … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks September 2016

September 1, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: My eyes were opened last week to an issue I’d never considered before: the potential harms of guardianship. Here’s what I didn’t know: Guardianship is almost always plenary or total (But it doesn’t need to be.) … Continue reading

September 11-17 2016, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week

August 31, 2016

The week of September 11-17, 2016, has been declared National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week to recognize the work of community providers who provide supports to our friends, family and neighbors with intellectual, developmental, physical, and other disabilities. Much of … Continue reading

Dawn’s New Home in ISL Keeps Her Close to Mom

Within the first week of moving in to town, Dawn visited her mom in Moberly for the first time in three years! “This was huge for Dawn. She was very excited to have that opportunity,” Community Living (CL) Supervisor Hannah … Continue reading

Mariah is Growing Professionally in her Position at Children’s Place

In April, a former ACT Career Services (ACS) Career Specialist approached Children’s Place in the Columbia Mall about diversifying their workforce. Mariah was hired at the children’s clothing store the next month. She’s doing a great job. Since then, a … Continue reading

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