Missouri Family to Family had the opportunity to kick off 2017 by sharing the LifeCourse with professionals from across the globe! Earlier this month, three staff from the Rainbow Center in Singapore, arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, after discovering the LifeCourse framework, developed by Missouri Family to Family at UMKC IHD, to learn about the implementation of the LifeCourse at home in their organization and culture. The team has been charged with developing a transition toolkit for youth with disabilities in Singapore.

Check out their itinerary and a photo gallery from our time together below!


Day Time Activity Location
Sunday and Monday,
January 8 – 9
Travel from Singapore to Kansas City
January 10
9:30am Welcome  UMKC IHD

10:30am – 5:00pm

Graphic: LifeCourse Circle

Overview of Supporting Families  UMKC IHD
Wednesday, January 11 8:30am – 12:00pm Breakfast and IHD Overview

12:00pm – 3:30pm

Daily Life & Employment

Progressive Community Services Visit

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  6:00 – 7:00pm


Challenger Bowling Observation

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Tiger Bowl,
Excelsior Springs, MO
January 12

8:00 – 11:00am

Daily Life & Employment

Visit to Lakeview Middle School

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Lakeview Middle School
Kansas City, MO

11:00am – 3:30pm

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Visit to Park Hill High School

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Park Hill High School
Kansas City, MO
January 13

9:00 – 11:00am

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Ability KC: TLC and RIKC

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Ability KC
3101 Main Street

11:00am – 12:00pm


Meet the Enfields

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12:00 – 4:00pm Family to Family (F2F) Resource Center & IHD leaders UMKC IHD


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Meet Calvin: Dinner

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 Calvin’s House
January 14
9:00 – 11:00am
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LifeCourse Family Problem Solving Group-Breakfast UMKC IHD
Sunday and Monday,
January 15-16
Travel from Kansas City to Singapore

Photo Gallery


On behalf of Missouri Family to Family, we’d like to thank the Rainbow Center staff for their commitment and the energy and resources they dedicated to coming to visit us here in the United States and learn about the LifeCourse and community living.