The ACT Blog Archive

Meaningful Day Breaks Down Boundaries and Expands Opportunities

October 30, 2017

Before 2017, our programs operated separately and independently. They were even separated by the space they occupied in our building. Typically, people seeking services picked one program over another, rather than picking and choosing the particular program features they wanted … Continue reading

ACT Welcomes Two New Board Members

October 26, 2017

Brooke Orscheln and Jennifer Eng recently joined ACT’s Board of Directors. Brooke is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended Stephens College and earned her B.S. in International Business at Columbia College.   Brooke started her career in real estate development … Continue reading

Allan Has a New Home in Community Living

On August 1st, Community Living got a new family member and Ae’Shionne got a new roommate, Allan. Allan is from Mexico, MO. He already knew his housemate, Ae’Shionne. They met playing softball in Special Olympics. They both love sports and … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks: A Meaningful Day

I’m going fishing next week. So it’s hard to concentrate as I write this. Expect this to be brief and to the point. In my December letter last year I talked about Community Life Engagement (CLE). CLE is about supporting … Continue reading

Construction at ACT Nearly Complete

September 29, 2017

For the past several months the ACT building at 2200 Burlington Street has been under construction. When the work is done we’ll have new and improved program areas for Day Program, more office space, and a new training center. Space … Continue reading

Norma, She Gave Her Entire Life to Others

September 28, 2017

We said goodbye to a friend and longtime ACT employee recently. Norma Jean Henson worked at ACT for 35 years, the second longest tenure of anyone in the company. Norma loved her work. She always smiled. She will certainly be … Continue reading

STEP Reaches Sixth Year, Emerges as Model for Other Communities

Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) turned six years old this year. In the first five years, program has worked with 30 students and seen many successes. It is now a model for other school districts. STEP is a multi-agency … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks: Businesses That Embrace Inclusion Excel

Dear Friends of ACT: Every October, NDEAM celebrates individuals with disabilities and their contributions to the workforce. We’ll be doing the same right here in Central Missouri. “Inclusion Drives Innovation” is the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme this … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks September 2017

September 19, 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: In January, the Missouri Medicaid Audit and Compliance (MMAC) Unit paid ACT a visit. They arrived with little advanced notice and asked for an enormous amount of documentation related to being a provider under a Medicaid … Continue reading

Four High School Seniors Participate Summer Work Program

For six weeks this summer four high school seniors participated in a Summer Work Program sponsored by ACT and hosted by the Country Club of Missouri (CCMO. The teenagers worked in various positions at Country Club of Missouri (CCMO). Compensation … Continue reading

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