Persons served are in safe and supportive settings that promote a life of independence, acknowledge diverse cultural perspectives, and that respect the inherent risks and valuable learning experiences that come from living in the community.
Persons served and their families have knowledge of their healthcare needs, access to qualified medical communities, and support necessary to utilize recommended health services that prevent illness, promote wellness, and are sensitive to their unique needs.
Persons served have the right to be educated about ways to live longer, experience better health, and practice health-promoting behaviors such as exercising regularly, refraining from smoking, and obtaining timely health checkups and screenings.
Persons served and their families have knowledge of, access to, and opportunity for participation in any community activities and resources of their choosing.
Families are informed advocates for their loved ones with developmental disabilities.
Families are the decision-makers for their minor children.
Family support services are flexible and innovative in meeting the family’s needs as they evolve over time, are tailored to the preferences of the individual family, and are consistent with their cultural norms and customs.
Services and supports for families recognize, facilitate, and build on family strengths, natural supports, and existing community resources.
When preferred by the person served, RCOC supports the ongoing involvement of family members of adult children.
RCOC will maximize all alternative sources of funding for necessary services and supports including federal and generic funding.
The public funds that support the service system are expended in a fashion that is cost-effective, consumer-directed, consistent with good business practices, and that reflect RCOC’s Guiding Principles and diligent stewardship.
RCOC’s staffing pattern reflects and is sensitive to the cultural and ethnic characteristics of its service areas.
The RCOC Board of Directors is representative of, and accountable to its stakeholders and the community it serves.
RCOC maximizes community involvement in decision making.
RCOC aspires to the highest standards of ethical conduct: doing what we say; reporting information with accuracy and transparency; and maintaining full compliance with the laws, rules, and regulations that govern RCOC’s business.
The RCOC Board of Directors will possess the highest personal and professional ethics, integrity and values, and be committed to representing the long-term interests of the Orange County community it serves.
The RCOC Board of Directors will be actively involved in the organization (e.g., attendance and participation). The Board will provide appropriate support to maximize effective participation by all its members.