Residential Concepts, Inc.. (RCI), is a family owned and operated, for-profit agency, located in Clermont County, Ohio, that provides supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the late 1960s, the family’s grandparents, Dairus and Estelle Sprague, began providing services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their personal home. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Estelle took special interest in growing the family business and operated several residential licensed homes under “Sprague Homes.” In 1988, Dairus and Estelle’s grandson, Jim Sprague, became involved and incorporated the business under “Residential Concepts, Inc.” At that time, the agency began operating two licensed homes and served thirteen people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, all whom attended a county board workshop. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities and programs available for people with developmental disabilities, RCI sensed it was time to make changes. In the fall of 2003, with the support of parents/guardians, RCI opened the first privatized adult day support program in Clermont County, Cane Run Farm (CRF), fittingly on the property once owned by Jim’s late grandparents. Over the next several years, the traditional activity based centers began closing, and more opportunities for community integration, decision making, leisure activities, and community employment, became available to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since 2003, in addition to the two licensed residential homes, RCI has opened four waiver residential homes. Moreover, the adult day support program is now called Cane Run Connections (CRC), signifying our commitment to help persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities make connections with community members. Furthermore, with a large fleet of modified and non-modified vans, RCI provides non-medical transportation to and from CRC as well as into the community.
RCI’s personnel have extensive backgrounds and education serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a passion embedded in humble beginnings.