RCM is a leader in District advocacy efforts for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We are active partners with our government agencies (www.dds.dc.gov) (www.dhcf.dc.gov) in policy development, demonstration projects and system reforms. We actively partner with George Washington University and their Hospital, Georgetown University, member of the Department of Disability Services (DDS) Advisory Board, the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC), APSE, the DC Coalition of Disabilities Service Providers Board of Directors and a nationally the ANCOR Board of Representatives.
RCM actively supports the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and DC Project Action a self-advocacy organization. RCM works with self-advocates who provide training, legislative support and community education.
We regularly hold events where we honor self-advocates, and advocates from RCM for the empowerment they have provided towards inclusion and becoming community stakeholders.