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Information on COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, we will continue to make decisions to protect the health and well-being of our staff, families, persons served and community partners while doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus.  To ensure we play a constructive role by taking responsible actions guided by the Centers from Disease Control and […]

COVID VACCINE REGISTRATION

COVID VACCINE RESOURCES FOR REGISTERING The following list was developed to assist in securing a COVID vaccine. The State of Missouri has established guidelines on prioritizing populations to be vaccinated. Adults with developmental disabilities are in the vaccine category of 1B. Many locations are starting to provide vaccines for this category. You can register at […]

Influenced by her work, BCFR Support Coordinator writes children novel

Meet Barb Friskey, Support Coordinator. Barb came to BCFR eight years ago to begin her second career. After working as a special education teacher in Columbia for 30 years, she made the decision to retire in 2012. That plan, however, soon fell by the wayside. “I realized after about 7 months of retired ‘bliss’ that […]

Woman wears wizard hat smiles for photo contest.

Supported Living Takes a Mystical Escape

Many supported living residents enjoyed going on a mystical escape to the wizarding world of Harry Potter, straight from their home! Thanks to a little bit of magic from Direct Support Specialist and PN Chad, residents at a supported living site enjoyed a fun evening with Harry Potter themed activities. “I decided on the theme […]

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Jeff’s 2020 SARTAC Fellowship & Mission

Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline During his time as a student, Jeff Johnson’s son — who is black and has a disability — was suspended 217 times, often for “disruptive behavior” or “inappropriate language”. At least once, he was arrested by police for “insubordination”. He received numerous other disciplinary interventions Jeff feels were counter-therapeutic, […]