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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

large crowd at 40th anniversary celebrationOn 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 out to celebrate with us and share their memories over the last 40 years of the agency’s service. Read more...

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Jason & Katie Go to Baltimore

An important trip for disability rights

Selfie on the airplane bound for BaltimoreFrom June 14 – June 16, we went to the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Annual Conference in Baltimore. We both serve on the board of Missouri Protection and Advocacy (MO P&A), who covered our expenses. MO P&A is a federally mandated system in the state of Missouri which provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally-based advocacy. Read more...

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Legislative Advocacy Matters

HB 1565 Becomes a Law

Legislative Advocacy Matters: HB 1565On Thursday June 9, Governor Nixon signed into law House Bill 1565. This law will increase the asset limit for people enrolled in the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program. The asset limit has not increased in over 45 years, so this is welcome news to the disability community. Read more...

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Employee Spotlight: Amy Lester

Employee Spotlight: Amy LesterAmy Lester has worked for Boone County Family Resources for a total of 15 years. For the past five years, Amy has worked as an Office Support employee. She has also worked as a Supported Living Assistant and Paid Neighbor in BCFR’s Supported Living program. Read more...

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Another Successful STEP

Four years of Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership

Another Successful STEPJavion, pictured in between two Boone Hospital employees, was one of five high school students to successfully complete their senior year in the Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) program. Read more...

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Join the Friends of BCFR

Come to the August 4 meeting to learn more

Friends of Boone County Family ResourcesFounded in 1990, the Friends of Boone County Family Resources assists with the diverse and unmet needs of people with disabilities and their families. In addition, the Friends supports activities of Boone County Family Resources that enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities such as the annual Holiday Party. Join us at the August 4 meeting to learn more about becoming a member of the Friends and hear from Dolores J. Sparks, Program Coordinator at Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council to summarize the suggested changes to guardianship/conservatorship laws in Missouri. Read more...

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