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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Two RCM of Washington Employees Are Part of ANCOR's Leadership Academy



Did you know that two RCM of Washington employees are part of ANCOR's Leadership Academy? #betteroutcomes19







ANCOR American Network of Community Options and Resources  is with Holly Rae Flickinger at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

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L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Established the Unique Value of an Intellectually Disabled Life



A leader lost....

Inclusion Press: A beautiful piece in rememberance of Jean Vanier. Whether you're familiar with L'Arche or just learning about it now, don't miss this. There's much to learn from here.

I once asked Jean Vanier, the world’s most radical philosopher of disability for the past 60 years, how he came to create L’Arche, the network of communities for the intellectually disabled that today exists in 37 countries around the world. This was many years after the founding of the organization in Trosly-Breuil, the small town 90 kilometres northeast of Paris where L’Arche still maintains its headquarters, where Mr. Vanier bought the first L’Arche home in 1964 and still lived as a member of the community until his death Tuesday morning in Paris, at the age of 90, from heart failure and other complications.

Acquiring the tiny stone house was a big risk. Mr. Vanier had zero formal training in caring for the disabled, but planned to share the home with two intellectually delayed men in their 40s, Philippe Seux and Raphaël Simi. Neither could speak, and the house had rudimentary plumbing and electricity. “What on earth were you thinking?” I asked the founder.

To read more on this story, click here: L’Arche Founder Jean Vanier Established the Unique Value of an Intellectually Disabled Life


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A Letter to My Son with Autism on Mother’s Day



It is good to be different! 

This blog post originally appeared on Tina Velazquez's blog, Unique Different Cool.

When I became a mom I had such a clear vision of how our life would unfold. I would be your guide and you would learn all of your life skills from me. I would lead by example and teach you to say please and thank you and model good behavior.

But things don’t always go quite like we planned now do they son?

Little did I know that you would be the one teaching me.

You’ve taught me how to love.

There isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do for you. I would bare every hurt you’ve ever felt and prevent any pain from entering your precious life, if I could.  But I know I can’t. So instead, I’ll be by your side to comfort you and pick you back up when life knocks you down.

To read more on this story, click here: A Letter to My Son with Autism on Mother’s Day


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Come Join Us At Mayor Bowser’s Citywide Resource and Empowerment Expo Today!



Come join us at Mayor Bowser’s Citywide Resource and Empowerment Expo today!

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s  Citywide Resource and Empowerment Expo.

Entertainment and Sports Arena – Congress Heights
1100 Oak Drive, SE, Washington, DC 20032
Today from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.




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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Celebrating Our Excellent Nurses!



What a great day celebrating our excellent nurses! We appreciate your hard work and dedication. #nursesweek













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RCM Is In Portland, Oregon Attending ANCOR’s Annual Conference



RCM is in Portland, Oregon to adopt the latest innovative practices at the annual ANCOR American Network of Community Options and Resources conference! #BetterOutcomes19










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RCM Is Getting Ready To Honor Our Nurses! Stay Tuned For Pictures!



It is nurses week, RCM is getting ready to honor our nurses! Stay tuned for pictures of our Stellar Nurses coming soon!










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Monday, May 6, 2019

Happy Nurses' Week!



    Happy Nurses' Week to all of our wonderful caring nurses. Thank you, for all that you do!


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