The ACT Blog Archive

Light It Up Blue

January 31, 2017

      On April 2nd local organizations will once again partner to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.  This family friendly event will be held at Faurot Field from 1p-3pm. More details to come on this event to come. Area … Continue reading

STEP Program Helps Javion Land a Job

January 30, 2017

  Javion participated in the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program at Boone Hospital during the 2015-2016 school year. Weeks after completing his internship, he was offered a job as an orderly in the same department he interned in, … Continue reading

Therapy Dog Smokey is Day Program’s Best Friend

January 27, 2017

Day Program Manager Michelle Bell met one of the program’s favorite volunteers at an unlikely place, Sam’s Club in Columbia. While promoting ACT through the Tigers on the Prowl campaign, Bell was introduced to Katelyn Sanders, Shelter Advocate/Youth Specialist at … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks February 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: The inaugurations are over. It seems like a moment doesn’t pass now without new news of some major change in Washington, DC or Jefferson City. I’ll pile on with two observations about what I see happening … Continue reading

Crystal and Lindsay Get a New Accessible Van

You may remember Crystal. We introduced her to readers when she first moved to Columbia and in to an ACT supported home. After settling in at her new house, Crystal had big plans, places to go, people to see. But … Continue reading

Charlie Burge Retires After 27 Years of Service to ACT

January 26, 2017

After 27 years working for ACT, Charlie Burge retired at the end of December. Burge worked in many programs including the Day Program and Community Employment Services. During the last 9 years he has been a Supervisor in Community Living. … Continue reading

January 2017 Tip from Tara: It’s Okay to Like What You Like

December 21, 2016

I first met my friend Seth when he was a teenager about to graduate from Hickman High School. We didn’t start as friends. I was requested to assist in him in transitioning out of high school and later into his … Continue reading

Day Program Celebrates the Holidays with a Month of Giving

Christmas comes but once a year, as the saying goes, so Day Program is making the most of the season…and keeping busy in the process. In the monthly team meetings, individuals served in the program were asked how they wanted … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks January 2017

December 19, 2016

Dear Friends of ACT: A couple of weeks ago, one of ACT’s Direct Support Professionals (DSP) came to my office and asked how many employees we have. This remarkably generous person had received a financial benefit as a result of … Continue reading

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