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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Congratulations! Susan Brooks Receives Employment Champion Honors Award



Our very own Susan Brooks just received the Employment Champion Honors Award at the DC Employment First Summit. RCM’s DSP Academy was also recognized! Congratulations Susan, thanks for your innovation and leadership!






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Friday, October 14, 2022

Congratulations Amy Brooks on Being Recognized for Your Tireless Advocacy and Impact on Advancing ANCOR’s Public Policy Agenda




Congratulations Amy Brooks on being recognized for your tireless advocacy and impact on advancing ANCOR’s public policy agenda over the last year! 🎉 @TheRealANCOR #NewNowNext










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Two Members of Congress Among Honorees for ANCOR’s 2022 Excellence in Public Policy Awards



Our very own Amy Brooks was awarded the Suellen Galbraith Award for Excellence in Public Policy. Named for a public policy professional who served for several years as ANCOR’s Vice President of Government Relations before her untimely death in 2015, the award recognizes the contributions of advocates who have had a significant impact on advancing ANCOR’s public policy agenda in the past year. Congrats Amy!


Awards recognize leading professionals, organizations dedicated to inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live and work in the community, announced today the recipients of its 2022 Excellence in Public Policy Awards. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony to take place in Washington, D.C., at the association’s 2022 Policy Summit & Hill Day.

To read more on this story, click here: Two Members of Congress Among Honorees for ANCOR’s 2022 Excellence in Public Policy Awards


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We Had a Great Time At the Quality Trust Annual Fundraising Event Cruisin’ for a Cause Gala Event!




A good time was had by all at the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities’ Quality Trust Annual Fundraising – Cruisin’ for a Cause Gala Event on October 2nd.












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On October 5th, RCM Was Honored Today to Host a South Korean Delegation from Kead EDI



RCM was honored today to host a South Korean delegation from kead EDI. Researchers Young Eun Baek and Ye Gick Lim are in the US to learn more about employment for people with disabilities. They were interested in RCM’s DSP Academy. We look forward to more exchanges of ideas and policies to benefit people with disabilities and their employment opportunities! #SouthKorea #Disabilities






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Feds Send Millions To States To Phase Out Subminimum Wage Employment



Federal officials are sending $177 million to states in a major push to shift people with disabilities away from subminimum wage work in favor of competitive integrated employment.

The funding will go to 14 state vocational rehabilitation agencies over the next five years as part of what’s known as the Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment demonstration project.

“These grants will support innovative efforts underway across the country to provide educational opportunities to youth and adults with disabilities so they can secure better-paying jobs, build economic security, and lead more fulfilling, independent lives,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona whose agency includes the Rehabilitation Services Administration, which is doling out the funds.

To read more on this story, click here: Feds Send Millions To States To Phase Out Subminimum Wage Employment


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