Life Span Supports

BCFR provides Support Coordination to individuals across the Life Span.

Coordinators work with individuals, families, and support teams to assist individuals in living their Good Life. Our teams of Coordinators have specialized knowledge of developmental ages and life stages. The Coordinator working with you and your family may change as you age.

Early Childhood

Families of young children are assigned a Coordinator that specializes in helping you access and navigate the various programs that commonly support children during the early childhood years. These include Missouri First Steps, local Early Childhood Special Education programs, specialized medical care clinics, and other community providers. Coordinators provide you with information on services and supports available within our community to maximize your child’s development during these crucial early years.

School Age/Adolescents

This group of Coordinators specialize in working with school age youth through the transition out of high school into a meaningful post-graduation life. Everyone is unique and there are many paths to consider when thinking about transition into adulthood. Coordinators will partner with you to develop an Individualized Plan with the supports and tools you need to achieve your vision for a Good Life. Examples of types of supports available may include linking to therapies, vocational skills training programs, independent living skills and social skills classes, providing information regarding special needs estate planning, referrals to assist with obtaining employment or attend college, and linking to Department of Mental Health Medicaid Waiver programs.


Individuals over the age of 18 are assigned a Coordinator that specializes in supporting adults to achieve their goals. These goals could include anything from going to college, finding an apartment or accessing a Day Service Program. Becoming an adult comes with a lot of challenges and our Coordinators can support adults in navigating those challenges by linking you to services in the Community.