Brent Celebrates Birthday with Bingo
Brent Celebrates Birthday with Bingo
Posted 149 days ago

Team 3706 decided to celebrate the birthday of long-time resident, Brent, by having a Bingo night complete with prizes. Brent invited his friends and neighbors and hosted the party in his apartment.

Lydia Schoene, Brent’s sister said, “Our mom wanted to…

Brent Celebrates Birthday with Bingo
STEP Program Celebrates Graduates
STEP Program Celebrates Graduates
Posted 149 days ago

In May, the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program held its second graduation send-off for the five young adults who participated in the program this year. The STEP program, a partnership between Columbia Public Schools (CPS), Alternative Community Training (ACT), Vocational Rehabilitation, Boone…

STEP Program Celebrates Graduates
Larry Heads to the World Games
Larry Heads to the World Games
Posted 149 days ago

If ever there was a family that embodied the true spirit of the mission of Special Olympics, it’s the Stephens family. Bob and Janice encouraged their son, Larry, to be involved as soon as he was old enough to participate…

Larry Heads to the World Games
Jami Journeys Toward Self-confidence
Jami’s Journey Toward Self-confidence
Posted 177 days ago

The last three years of living at Team 108 has given Jami many things. “I have my own room. I have my own TV. I have my own things. I have the cool staff,” says Jami with a smile. This…

Jami’s Journey Toward Self-confidence
Life & Work Connections Cleans Up
Life & Work Connections Cleans Up
Posted 177 days ago

On a warm spring Saturday in mid-April, a group of dedicated Boone County Family Resources volunteers came together to help with the community-wide Clean Up Columbia day of service. More than 1,400 volunteers organized by the City of Columbia pitch…

Life & Work Connections Cleans Up
Meet the Phillips Family
Meet the Phillips Family
Posted 177 days ago

Natalia came from a big family, so having a big family of her own just came naturally. Her parents became foster parents when she was 18 and she has six younger foster siblings – with many of whom she still…

Meet the Phillips Family
And the Winner Is…
And the Winner Is…
Posted 203 days ago

Earlier this year, BCFR announced a state-wide video contest in honor of developmental disabilities awareness. People were encouraged to submit videos that include positive images that put a fresh spin on the public's view of people with developmental disabilities and…

And the Winner Is…
Jan’s Big Move
Jan’s Big Move
Posted 205 days ago

Jan is a relatively new face at Team 16, but she’s been part of the Supported Living team for a long time – almost 25 years. She moved from Team 12 to Team 16 in September 2013. "Jan quickly acclimated…

Jan’s Big Move
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Family & Community Living Support

Family is the first and most important source of support and encouragement for persons with developmental disabilities. No matter what a person’s disability, they are most likely to thrive at home.

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Living, working, and playing among family, friends and neighbors in the community – it’s what we expect from adulthood. Like everyone else, people with developmental disabilities need some level of support to reach their potential and participate fully in the community.

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Supported Living allows adults with developmental disabilities to live independently in apartments while still receiving guidance and assistance with everyday tasks. The arrangement encourages individuals to grow toward self-sufficiency and community involvement in a safe environment.

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