Stories

Six Seniors Graduate from STEP Program Ready to Work

May 21, 2015

Written by Mark Satterwhite, Director of Life & Work Connections On May 12, six graduating high school seniors celebrated completion of the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program at Boone Hospital Center (BHC) during which students complete their senior year of high school in an on-site internship at Boone Hospital. At the end-of-the-year celebration event hosted at […]

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Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation

May 18, 2015

For Immediate Release – May 18, 2015 For More Information Contact – Robyn Kaufman, Executive Director at (573) 874-1995 Boone County Family Resources Awarded Three Year CARF Accreditation CARF International announced that Boone County Family Resources (BCFR) has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs: Community Employment Services: Job Development Community Integration […]

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Matt is Mastering Independence

May 7, 2015

Matt is a Student Service Coordinator II at the MU Disability Center where he’s worked for a little more than 10 years. Through his role, he assists with connecting students with disabilities to services and resources. He says he always wanted to work in a disability services office because he felt like he could make […]

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Team 108 Helps Clean Up Columbia

May 7, 2015

In early April, four individuals from Supported Living Team 108 decided to participate in the 19th annual Clean Up Columbia city-wide event. They were among 1,324 individuals in Columbia who volunteered their time and energy to help clean up—logging more than 2,500 total hours of service and picking up 1,682 bags of trash. Jami, Sheilah, […]

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Javion Works Toward a Bright Future

May 7, 2015

Javion is a confident, friendly young man. Currently a junior at Battle High School, Javion is focused on building vocational skills for productive life as an adult. After school a few nights per week, Javion is a customer courtesy representative for Hy-Vee where he works “the front” section of the store, greeting and assisting customers, […]

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Jason Recognized as Self-advocate of the Year

May 6, 2015

At the late April 2015 People First of Missouri Conference “A Season for Change,” Jason Mize – Vice-president, People First of Boone County – was honored as the Self-advocate of the Year. “It was exciting to be recognized,” said Jason. “I was surprised.” Jason was one of several People First of Boone County chapter members […]

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Columbia Transition Team Presents Transition Academy on May 15

May 1, 2015

Transition planning for students with special needs has never been more important. That’s why the Columbia Transition Team, a partnership of area agencies serving people with disabilities, put together the Transition Academy on May 15. Join us for inspiration and resources to help students with disabilities develop a meaningful life after graduation on Friday, May […]

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One Lucky Dog

April 5, 2015

Princess truly embodies her name. She is treated like royalty and enjoys being spoiled daily by her owner and the staff members at Team 16. She loves walks and playing in the park and, of course, treats. A corgi, golden retriever mix, Princess has been living in the Team 16 apartment building now for about […]

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Plain Talk About Sex

April 5, 2015

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face high risks for victimization and sexual assault.  Some studies indicate that within their lifetimes, over 80% of women and over 30% of men with I/DD will be sexually assaulted. A course offered this spring through Transition Network hopes to knock some wind out of those statistics — recognizing […]

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Get to Know Lanny

April 5, 2015

Lanny, like many teens his age, enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games and bemoaning school. He loves to ride his bike and play baseball and pick on his little sister. At the ripe old age of 15, he’s full of wisdom and corny jokes and describes himself as “a character.” Lanny was […]

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