BCFR News & Stories

Three friends pose for a photo on Mizzou campus. A college age female and male stand on either side of Declan who is in a wheelchair wearing an orange polo and jeans.
Support Coordination

Declan Attends YLF

The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique career leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities, ages 16 to 21. Youth delegates are selected from…

BCFR staff Caelum stands next to high school students Landon, David, Zander and Austin who are holding certificates.
Life and Work Connections

Celebrating The Work Crew

Partygoers packed into the Les Wagner Community Room on Thursday, May 18, to celebrate and say goodbye to this year’s work crew: Landon, Austin, David and Zander….

Support Coordination

Making Her Way – Paige’s Story

Two brothers stand on the track at West Elementary. Leo is on the left and is much taller than his younger brother Finn. Leo is a light skin male wearing a black shirt. Finn is a light skin male with a small frame, shaggy brown hair and glasses.

BCFR Mission in Action for the McDonald Family

I met Leo during a Special Olympics track practice while he stood in line for the long jump. His welcoming demeanor told me he was ready to…

Louise wears a tie dyed shirt and holds her black cat snoopy inside her apartment. She is a light skin woman with short grey hair and dark glasses.
Supported Living

Birthday Bash for Louise

Supported Living Team 16 threw a birthday party for Louise. Birthday parties aren’t new, but this was a big deal for Louise as she has traditionally declined…

Tina holds up a canvas featuring puppies made of very tiny colored diamonds.
Supported Living

Do What Makes You Sparkle

When Tina’s supervisor at CMSE told her about a new hobby that involved sparkles, shimmer and diamonds, she had to try it. After creating more than 20…

Four BCFR staff stand side by side in the Main Office foyer. From left: a light-medium skin tone woman with curly dark hair, a light skin man with short dark hair, a light skin woman with a glasses and short dark hair, and a light skin woman with long dark hair.
Agency News, Support Coordination

Practicum Students Gain Experience with BCFR

Staff collaborations with students from the University of Missouri and Columbia College is a great opportunity to provide awareness about developmental disabilities, community resources and careers at…

Support Coordination

Finding His Words

A group of people are dancing and singing along to music in the BCFR Les Wagner Community Room.
Supported Living

Les Wagner Community Room Provides a Welcoming Space to Supported Living

The Les Wagner Community Room typically holds staff meetings, classes and community events. The accessible space which accommodates more than 100 guests is also a perfect venue…