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Waiting Lists and Service Access
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In many states, there are problems in providing supports right away to all persons who need them. As a result, many individuals have been waitlisted for services. In addition, it is difficult for some groups of individuals to access services. This department highlights efforts by states and stakeholders to improve access to services by expanding the availability of community services and supports and/or reaching out to underserved populations.

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Managed by: Celia S. Feinstein (shoes100@temple.edu) of Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (12 Products)
Electronic Media (2 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (2 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A National Review of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This research brief is about the use of waivers with people who have some form of autism.
Better Services Prompt Families To Move May 31, 2011
This article is about families leaving Illinois in response to drastic cuts in services.
Biding time: Can Maine shorten its waitlists for disabled residents seeking support services?
This newspaper article describes the need for more home and community-based service openings for people with disabilities living in Maine.
Information for People on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Waiting Lists
This fact sheet provides information about the people who are on the Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver waiting list.
Jenny Fox’s Search for Semi-Independent Living in Hennepin County
This letter is from the parents of a young adult with a developmental disability. It tells their daughter's life story and voices concerns they have with county services, especially for housing.
Myths and Realities: Community Capacity and “Waiting Lists”
This web article shows that there is room for people with disabilities to live in the community, and explains why it's important.
Policies and resources related to waiting lists of persons with Mental Retardation and related Developmental Disabilities
This is an updated report regarding various states' response to unmet needs for service.
Status Report: Litigation Concerning Medicaid Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
This report describes lawsuits that were in process on behalf of individuals seeking to access Medicaid services in the community.
Structuring New Service Delivery Models for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This policy brief suggests guidelines as new models of care provision are considered.
Systems of Care for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Survey of States
This policy brief summarizes a survey on how states care for people with intellectual disabilities.
Trends and Challenges in Publicly-Financed Care for Individuals with IDD
This report describes nine dilemmas in arranging service systems for people with disabilities. The full text can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Who Can Get Community Services? Wisconsin's High Stakes Game Show for People with Disabilities on Waiting Lists
This brief report talks about the issues for Wisconsin counties in serving all the people who are waiting for services, and the expected numbers of people on waiting lists for services. The full report is available on the web.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Five Year Comprehensive Plan - New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
This plan set a five year vision for what the state of New York wanted to see in supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Real Stories, Real People
This website uses photos and a few words to tell stories about people who are waiting for Medicaid Waiver funds, and those who get support funded by a Medicaid Waiver.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
PA Waiting List Campaign
This Pennsylvania program works to end waiting lists for people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities who need community supports and services.
Unlock the Waiting Lists
This is a longstanding campaign to help people in the community who are waiting for support services.
Online Forums
Better Services Prompt Families To Move May 31, 2011
This article is about families leaving Illinois in response to drastic cuts in services.


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