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April is World Autism Month. To spread awareness, ACT will again be partnering with local agencies and organizations to host our local Light It Up Blue event. Light It Up Blue is global initiative to raise awareness for autism on … Continue reading

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  On February 9th, in more than 500 churches across the nation and in 16 countries, the Tim Tebow Foundation once again created a spectacular evening of glamour and unforgettable moments through Night to Shine. The Compass Church was generous … Continue reading

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“I need an O!” “I need a B” “I need a miracle!” People were praying and doing every lucky thing they could do. Tammy sat down and said she was ready. “I’m going to win all the prizes!”  Carrie Griffith, … Continue reading

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Last month we told about Jennifer, whose work is now supported by funds donated by Community Living employees (read here).  Happily, that idea has grown now to benefit others. “There are others in our program who are in the same … Continue reading

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Jennifer loves to work, especially if it means being outdoors. So when Community Living (CL) Supervisor Vicki Shulte went to Cozumel on vacation, she asked Jennifer to take care of her garden. “I made sure the garden was watered well. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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