Stories: Support Coordination

Smilling young man standing outdoors.
Support Coordination

Path to Leadership

On first meeting Nik you quickly notice his infectious laughter and friendly smile. Nik has come a long way over the years – he has grown into…

A little boy wrapped in bandages smiles for the camera.
Support Coordination

Veterans United Foundation offers support to BCFR family

Hayden poses for a photo at his home in Centralia, Mo. He is wrapped head-to-toe in bandages to protect his skin from blistering due to a rare…

A young boy sits next to his grandma eating a popsicle.
Support Coordination

Raising a Grandchild with Autism

Click the photo to watch the video story. Cornelia Hayes raised four boys into adulthood while working full time for 43 years – some stellar accomplishments and…

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.
Support Coordination

Every STEP of the Way

Support Coordination

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…

Support Coordination

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…

Missouri state capital rotunda filled with people
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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…

Ellie smiles for the camera in MU Student union
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The Next Generation of Leaders in Disability Advocacy: Ellie Stitzer

Meet Ellie. Ellie is a senior at Mizzou studying Health Sciences with an emphasis in Leadership and Policy. On her return to school this past August, she…

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