IPS leads to a successful career transition for Brittany

After Brittany lost her job at Compass Health she wasn’t sure she would find another job that suited her needs. With the help of her IPS team, Brittany found a position at Parentlink in less than one month. The Individual Placement and Support program, or IPS, is a zero-exclusion, evidence-based practice that helps people with […]

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 […]

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

The last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 Presidential election is October 7, 2020. Voting is one of the most powerful decision making tools you have as a citizen. For complete information about voter registration, accessible voting, upcoming election dates, and a polling location near you, visit the Boone County Clerk’s […]

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 […]