Category Archives: ACT Works

Production Specialists vital to ACT Works program

The ACT Works program is designed to provide individuals with disabilities with the opportunity to work in a supportive environment, with the goal of eventually finding employment out in the community. A major component of the supportive environment we provide … Continue reading

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Brandy H. mixes it up

The purpose of the ACT Works program is to provide job training and guidance to individuals with disabilities, while simultaneously providing employment and a steady paycheck. Individuals in the Works program perform a variety of tasks in the operation of … Continue reading

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Kaia brings artistic talent to ACT Works

The ACT Works program is designed to provide individuals with disabilities with the opportunity to work in a supportive environment, with the goal of eventually finding employment out in the community. In our warehouse, we have a wide array of … Continue reading

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Allan G. fulfills vital task

The ACT recycling program is one way that we provide individuals with disabilities with the opportunity to work. The program focuses on obsolete electronic media, such as VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and their cases. As advances in technology render these … Continue reading

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David W. Ready to Transition

The ACT Works Program is designed to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to work in a positive and supportive environment. However, the goal of ACT Works is not to be the end stop for employment, but rather to serve … Continue reading

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Mike C. a big help in the warehouse

Here at ACT, we believe that it is important to provide all individuals with the same kinds of opportunities that any one of us would expect to experience, which includes living and working in a community where we belong. The … Continue reading

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ACT Works Employees Medal in Regional Basketball Tournament

ACT Works is proud to acknowledge and congratulate five employees for their participation in the Special Olympics Central Area basketball tournament held January 5th at the MU Student Rec Complex in Columbia. Michael S., Josh, and Michael C. each competed … Continue reading

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ACT Kicks Off Three Year Youth Initiative to Improve Transition From School to Work

Nationwide, data show that 19% of people with developmental disabilities work in a community setting, at or above minimum wage. Missouri, according to the 2011 ICI State Report, lags behind the national average at only 7 percent. This statistic represents people, individuals who aren’t working, … Continue reading

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ACT Works Honors Four Workers for Decades of Service

Later this week at the annual employee Holiday party, ACT Works will acknowledge four workers for their tremendous longevity on the job in ACT’s Recycling Services. They currently recycle CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. They have all worked on different jobs … Continue reading

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Co-Workers Without Labels

One of our goals in ACT Works is assisting workers with disabilities to develop all of the skills they need for community-based employment. We want the work environment in our recycling operations to be as much like a typical work … Continue reading

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