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Life and Work Connections

New Fall Transition Network Classes Offer Options

Transition Network, a partnership between BCFR’s Life & Work Connections program and Columbia College is offering some new classes this fall.   Work It: Think Critically &…

Supported Living

Mary’s Trip to the Sunshine State

Mary had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida this spring to attend her brother Tom’s wedding. She and Shana Landrum, Direct Support Professional for the Supported…

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Support Coordination

Taking Things One Step at a Time

As every person’s abilities and needs differ, sometimes it is necessary for a person with a disability to require specialized equipment to live a more independent life….

Four teens pose in front of mural at the Food Bank.
Life and Work Connections

Work It! — Teens in Transition Summer 2016

Through partnership with the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Life & Work Connections program this summer offered pre-employment transition services to high school students who…

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Agency News

Employee Spotlight: Amy Lester

By Laurie Ritter Amy Lester has worked for Boone County Family Resources for a total of 15 years. For the past five years, Amy has worked as…

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Agency News

Celebrating 40 Years of Helping People Thrive, Connect & Achieve

On May 26, we celebrated 40 years of providing services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Boone County. A large crowd turned…

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Agency News

Jason and Katie Take a Trip for Disability Rights

By Jason Mize and Katie Kinder From June 14 – June 16, we went to the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Annual Conference in Baltimore. We both…

Disability Rights Legislative Day 2016
Agency News

Legislative Advocacy Matters: HB 1565

By Mark Satterwhite On Thursday June 9, Governor Nixon signed into law House Bill 1565. This law will increase the asset limit for people enrolled in the…

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Another Successful STEP

By Mark Satterwhite Javion, pictured in between two Boone Hospital employees, was one of five high school students to successfully complete their senior year in the Seamless…