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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Group Homes, Human Services, Recreation & Sports, Sports

Mission: To assist adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their maximum level of independence through educational outreach, vocational and residential services.

Results: Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. (RMI) serves 132 unduplicated adults with residential and day programing services. RMI serves 39 individuals with foster and in-home support services, 34 individuals in group homes, 25 individuals in apartment living programs and 61 individuals in day and vocational programs. RMI offers educational outreach programs like Fiesta Especial and AccessAbility Fest benefiting over 9,000 individuals in the San Antonio and surrounding communities.

Target demographics: adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 130 adults with residential and day programming services as well as over 9,000 individuals through educational outreach events and programs.

Geographic areas served: San Antonio

Programs: educational outreach (AccessAbility fest & Fiesta Especial), vocational & day programs for adults and a variety of options in residential support services (ie. foster, group homes, independent apartment living).

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 21 year old daughter is really enjoying her time with the RMI adventure club. She goes four days a week and she is happy with the activities there. She loves the trips to Sea World and the movies, she likes going for walks in the neighborhood, playing bingo and the Friday dances. Even though my daughter can be difficult sometimes, the staff has been patient and considerate of her needs. I really appreciate that my daughter now has "friends" at day habilitation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been living in an RMI group home now for nearly 11 years. It has not always been easy for either our son or the staff. He is not always easy to deal with. But the staff at the home have shown love, patience and kindness that have made our son seem to be happy and satisfied to be living there. We consider ourselves to be a most fortunate set of parents to have found RMI.

Mercedes5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has done remarkably well in the unique day hab environment provided by RMI Adventure Club. He has received the individualized attention he needed and has become happier and more communicative since going there. The programing is interesting and varied which is perfect for the young adult age group. We can't say enough positive things about the terrific program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As part of its work, RMI manages group homes. One such home is Dove Manor where my sister, who was developmentally challenged, lived for many years. The home was well managed, safe and gave my sister the opportunity to be independent and to have many good friends. She considered Dove Manor to be her home. RMI facilitated work opportunities for many of the women who lived with my sister and arranged transportation appropriate to their skill level. We were very pleased with the this important experience for Jill.

Melissa324

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at RMI are wounderful and careing.they love what they do for for are children and and adults of all ages with special needs. They are the best.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I think they are well intentioned, but there was a severe lack of communication. We could not get in touch with people that we needed. We were new to the "special needs after school is over" community and we felt very lost. It was frustrating to not get just one person we needed on the phone unless we called their boss. Maybe she was overworked..I don't know, but if that is the case then they need more people to service the special needs community. I hope they get their communication portion of their services in order...we need more places to go to for services in the community. We met lovely people who loved our son..we just could never get in touch with anyone.

Comments ( 1 )

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melanie 10/11/2016

Thank you so much for your review. This is great information to help us be more aware of what processes are working and where we need to improve. We've gone to great lengths over the past several months to put into place tracking mechanisms that enable us to see an inquiry through from start to finish. Transitions can often be bumpy at times and we regret your experience with RMI was not a stellar one. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future if the opportunity arises. --Melanie Cawthon

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RMI goes above and beyond to help our individuals with disabilities. Their leadership program, Fiesta Especial is amazing and deserves to be promoted more.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son is 44 years old. Most of his lifetime he has had some difficulty communicating. However he has always known what he likes and what is good for him. He likes RMI.

Case closed.

P. S. Of course he doesn't know everything about what's good for him, but he's ahead of the rest of us most of the time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is 20 and has begun his adult life with RMI. He lives in one of their homes with wonderful caregivers and roommates. He also attends one of RMI's day programs. The staff there are just as loving and caring. RMI has really been an answer to prayer for us and our son.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the Board of RMI for several years and am constantly impressed with the passion and dedication of the staff. Anyone who attends an RMI event will be able to see for themselves the care and affection that the staff has for its clients. Whether it's organizing an City-wide party (Fiesta Especial) or assisting IDD clients with their day-to-day activities, RMI is all in! Come join us at any upcoming event or one of our day programs, to check out how RMI clients are thriving!