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Path to Leadership

On first meeting Nik you quickly notice his infectious laughter and friendly smile. Nik has come a long way over the years – he has grown into an independent young man that is excelling in accelerated high school courses. In 2018, Nik’s Support Coordinator at Boone County Family Resources, Sherry Nemeth, informed Nik and his […]

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Staff Spotlight: Alicia

Alicia started her journey with Boone County Family Resources 10 years ago as a Direct Support Professional. She has spent time volunteering help as needed on all of the supported living teams, and is currently at Team 260 as a Direct Support Professional II and paid neighbor. Alicia offers assistance, guidance and a neighborly hand […]

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Wyleta Rides the Trails with PedNet

In the Spring of 2018, PedNet, a non-profit organization aiming to provide alternative modes of transportation under safe and accessible conditions, launched the Giving Rides program for people with disabilities and the elderly in Columbia, Mo. PedNet is a transportation advocacy group in Columbia that focuses on types of transportation such as biking, walking, and […]

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Raising a Grandchild with Autism

Cornelia Hayes raised four boys into adulthood while working full time for 43 years – some stellar accomplishments and ones deserving of retiring to a life of relaxation and leisure. When you ask Cornelia if she has time to enjoy what retirement offers, she responds, “Very little! We don’t have many of those days.” After […]