The ACT Blog Archive

STEP Graduates Fifth Class

May 30, 2017

“This is absolutely the best partnership we have,” Boone Hospital Center President Jim Sinek said of Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) while addressing the graduation crowd. “We get some of the best people through this program.” The collaboration involving … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks June 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: Okay everyone. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. CARF was here last week, and now they’re gone. CARF International ( is an independent, nonprofit accreditation organization focused on advancing the quality of services … Continue reading

Give A H.O.O.T Gives

April 27, 2017

ACT employees joined together to raise funds for people supported in ACT’s Community Living (CL) Program. (Read more here: Give A H.O.O.T. (Helping Our Own Together) was very successful, raising just under $1,000 in a brief time. CL Manager … Continue reading

Businesses Partnering With ACS Benefit Themselves and Job Seekers

April 26, 2017

ACT’s Career Services (ACS) helps people with disabilities accomplish their vocational goals, while helping Boone County businesses fill their recruitment needs. To do this, the program must establish and maintain relationships with local businesses. The businesses provide many opportunities job … Continue reading

ACT Individuals Make Centerpieces for Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Dinner

April 25, 2017

Continuing their ongoing community relationship with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, individuals from ACT’s Day Program crafted centerpieces for the Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship Dinner, honoring members of the Alpha Delta Chapter at Mizzou who have maintained a GPA of 3.7 … Continue reading

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s Financial Assistance Program Makes ARC More Affordable

Individuals served in ACT’s Day Program love going to the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) in Columbia. The facility offers a swimming pool, basketball gym, weight lifting equipment, walking track, and more. But using the facility is not free. If … Continue reading

CL Learns and Changes as the People They Serve Age

April 22, 2017

Community Living (CL) has been affected by the several trends we see as the large baby boomer population ages. As a result, CL is shifting the way it provides services to some of the individuals in the program. As this … Continue reading

Day Program Shares Schedule With Other Programs and Agencies

April 21, 2017

The Day Program is on a mission to see more people with disabilities get out into the community. In addition to offering weekend, evening, and Medical Exception services, the program started sharing its activity calendar with other ACT programs and … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks May 2017

Dear Friends of ACT: Here’s a link to a video I think you’ll enjoy. It’s about 11 year old Owen Howkins and his rescued Anatolian shepherd dog, Haatchi. They’re best friends. Together, they won the Friends for Life category … Continue reading

Mark’s Opening Remarks April 2017

March 29, 2017

Dear Friends of ACT, Sometimes you take two steps forward, then one step back. That may be what’s happening with funding for providers like ACT. About a year ago we were celebrating an unprecedented funding increase resulting from action taken … Continue reading

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