Life & Work Connections

Senator Caleb Rowden poses for a photo with Ricky.

Senator Visits BCFR; Meets Constituents

In December,  Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden visited the agency for a meeting with Executive Director Robyn Kaufman, who provided him an overview of what we do and why we do it, and shared with him our hopes  and concerns moving into the future.  He also met with constituents of his who are supported by the […]

Aaron stands next to Sarah in the bike shop.

Aaron Makes Career Connections

By Mark Satterwhite, Director of Life & Work Connections This summer, Harrisburg High School student Aaron and three other area high school juniors and seniors got a jump start on their work histories through a summer program called Career Connections. Aaron is interested in anything sports related, so Community Skills Specialist Sarah Branch investigated sports-related […]

Bryan smiles at the camera while on duty at his dish washing job. He wears an apron and long rubber gloves while standing at a sink full of suds.

Bryan Finds Success with IPS

Bryan takes great pride in being a reliable employee and getting his work done. For more than 20 years, he worked as a dishwasher for a local business. Unfortunately, budget cuts eliminated Bryan’s position and he needed to start looking for a new job. Because Bryan was motivated to keep working, he was referred by […]

group of people attending disability rights legislative day at the missouri state capitol

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2018

A contingent of advocates from Boone County exercised their civil rights on March 14, rallying with hundreds of others in the state capitol rotunda, and meeting with their legislators afterward. The 17th annual Disability Rights Legislative Day, organized by representatives from 18 disability-related organizations from across the state, is an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity around […]

Josh handing food through the drive-thru window

Work Crew Experience Gives Josh the Advantage

Josh is a junior in high school and has started planning for what life will look like after high school graduation. He took part in the Teens in Transition program last summer—a partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Life & Work Connections program. Through Teens in Transition, Josh got an […]