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An Inspiration to Others

With a hitch in his step and smile that breaks hearts, William Gerstacker Jr. is succeeding at getting ahead in life. The cards weren’t always stacked in his favor. At seven years old, his love of superman led him to jump from a moving truck to fly just like his hero. William hit his head […]

Staff Spotlight: Michele Aylward

by Laura Cravens, Associate Director Meet Michele Aylward, Client Services Coordinator who supervises the nine Support Coordinators working with young children. Michele has been with BCFR for 25 years and is proud to work for an agency that can “do so much and can do it so well for the individuals we serve.” After graduating […]

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Making a Night to Remember

“An unforgettable prom night experience that changes the narrative on how people with special needs are viewed. It is a celebration of the value of life and a night when all guests are kings and queens of the prom.” The Tim Tebow Foundation In February, Compass Church in Columbia, Mo. brought the Tim Tebow Foundation’s […]

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Disability Rights Legislative Day 2019 – “Show Me Work”

On Wednesday March 13, hundreds of people with disabilities, their families, and advocates gathered at the capitol in Jefferson City for the 18th annual Disability Rights Legislative Day (DRLD).  Several carloads from Columbia/Boone County made the day trip, assembling true to their civil rights. The theme for the day – which kicked off with a […]