Category Archives: Community Living

Bill’s iPad provides tool for communication

Bill has participated in the Community Living program since 1994.  Bill has difficulty with communication, as he is unable to speak or hear, instead interacting with his family and peers using sign as well as pen and paper. This past … Continue reading

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Chris, Minna, and Barbi Throw Memorial Day Bash

The Community Living Program provides support to individuals who have chosen to live in the community. We assist each individual to reach their highest level of independence by providing guidance in activities that we encounter on a daily basis, such … Continue reading

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Two green thumbs up for Burnell

Many individuals that ACT supports are employed by Giving Gardens, a retail nursery established by the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise (CMSE), an organization that has been providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities for over 40 years. Giving Gardens … Continue reading

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Special Olympics Nets Awards, Rewards

The ACT Community Living Program is dedicated to providing assistance to individuals in order to pursue daily activities that lead towards growth and overall happiness. For many, participating in the Special Olympics is a fulfilling activity that provides not only … Continue reading

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Mataio makes strides in our BDS program

One of the many services that ACT provides to individuals in our community is Behavioral Development Services (BDS). This program emphasizes Positive Behavior Support to assist individuals and families to increase positive interactions and relationships with others while decreasing negative … Continue reading

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Terri Kruger, Don Lafferty & Mark Hassemer Honored for Years of Service with ACT

ACT and the people we serve have benefited over the years from the work of people–dedicated employees who have worked tirelessly to ensure that people with disabilities in our community have more opportunities. At the year-end holiday party in December … Continue reading

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Holiday Highlights from the ACT Community Living Houses and Apartments

People make the holidays special by what they do and how they do it. We take time to be close in a special way to family and dear friends. We participate in the spirit of giving and generosity by contributing … Continue reading

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Community Living’s New Team, New Nurse, New Roles

Earlier this year Community Living staff and services were divided into three teams; up from the two teams that were already in place. The teams are headed by Program Managers Carrie Griffith, Tricia Mumma, and Terri Kruger. At that time, … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Amanda Expands Her Business to ACT

ACT’s Community Living Building has a new vending machine that is a part of a growing business. Amanda, who already operates and maintains four candy vending machines in Columbia, expressed her desire to expand her fleet of machines and venture … Continue reading

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ACT Community Living Welcomes Nicole Thomason, Behavior Consultant

“He has no limitations. He can do what he wants.” That’s what one mom said about her son who, once unable to write, is now writing his name, writing phrases, and expressing an emerging artistic talent through his drawings. Nicole … Continue reading

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