Family & Community Living Support

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 […]

Missouri state capital rotunda filled with people

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 […]

Young man with cerebral palsy enjoys floating in pool with family.

Trevor takes to the Water

The Roberts family found the perfect solution for their 17-year-old son Trevor who has cerebral palsy and was in need of additional physical activity. With assistance from Boone County Family Resources (BCFR), Trevor accessed DMH funding through the Medicaid Home and Community Based waiver for an adapted pool lift to engage in water activities with […]

Pablo waves at the camera

For Love of the Game

When Pablo was growing up, he never cared much for sports. His older sister played both softball and basketball. Pablo reluctantly went to the games with his family, but he showed no interest in them. Now, at age 19, he can’t get enough basketball! A couple of years ago Pablo’s parents were gifted a pair […]