It’s Happening, and We Can Stop It

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It’s Happening, and We Can Stop It

By Mark Satterwhite Statistics show that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are victimized (assaulted, abused, exploited) at rates much higher than others in the general public. The Arc of Missouri, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting lives of dignity and inclusion for people with I/DD, recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of the […]

Group of people in costumes getting ready for Polar Plunge event.

BCFR Gets Ready to Take the Plunge

By Ellen Stockton and Laura Cravens For many years, BCFR has entered a team in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Missouri.  Every winter, some brave and dedicated staff bear the icy water and arctic temperatures to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri. Similar events are held throughout the state and the country. What exactly […]

Photo of Carol at her surprise party.

Seventy Years Young

Boone County Family Resources Supported Living program is celebrating a milestone birthday for one of its participants. Carol has been a part of the Supported Living program since 1987 and she’s celebrating her 70th birthday in January. Carol is described as having both an infectious laugh and smile. She enjoys cooking and has many cookbooks […]

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HealthMatters Joins Forces with Fitness Achievers

In the fall of 2016, Boone County Family Resources began an agency-wide initiative to enhance the health and wellness of individuals served. A 12-week long curriculum from the HealthMatters Missouri program was used to bring together persons served to promote physical activity and healthy eating habits. This was a natural fit for the Life & […]

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Therapy Through Dance

Therapeutic recreation programs enable persons with developmental disabilities to develop their capacity, performance and relationships with other persons. Boone County Family Resources support coordinators connect persons served to various recreation programs specifically designed and adapted for persons with developmental disabilities that meet the specific needs of the participant. DanceAbility, a program of the School of […]