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The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities
Authors: David Braddock, Richard Hemp, Mary C. Rizzolo
How much does government spend for services for people with developmental disabilities? What does the money buy? How has spending changed over the years?
This publication will answer these and many other questions. Every other year, David Braddock, Richard Hemp and their colleagues at the University at Colorado survey the states to collect information about spending for services. These publications updates spending information through 2000 (2002 study summary) and through 2004 (State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2005) and provides a comprehensive picture of spending for services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. It summarizes the information contained in a much larger volume -- The State of the States -- that is published periodically by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly the American Association on Mental Retardation). The 2002 Study Summary and the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2005 may be downloaded at no cost.
These publications include spending information both nationwide and state-by-state. They have information about how quickly spending has been increasing. There is information about how government dollars are used: the kinds of services that the dollars are buying. Analysis reveals the impact of federal and state fiscal policy, and illustrates important service delivery trends in the states in community living, public and private residential institutions, family support, supported employment, supported living, Medicaid Waivers, demographics, and related areas.
The publications also include statistics and measures that will help stakeholders gauge where their state stands in comparison to the nation overall and other states in funding services for people with developmental disabilities. There are facts and figures about spending for family supports, supported employment and supported living/personal assistance. There are other breakdowns as well, including Medicaid funded services like home and community-based waiver and ICF/MR services. There also are statistics concerning how much is spent per person or per family for various types of services and supports. Readers can see how their own state is doing, and understand state and national trends in many different kinds of services. The State of the States web site complements this information by presenting graphic profiles for each of the states and the nation as a whole.
In addition, a number of important policy-related issues are examined. These are (a) ageing caregivers and the growing demand for services, (b) increased longevity of persons with developmental disabilities, (c) waiting lists in the states, (d) civil rights and advocacy, and (e) litigation in the states.
|Title:||Senior Professional Research Assistant|
|Organization:||State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Project, University of Colorado|
|Address:||3825 Iris, Suite 200|
Boulder, CO 80301
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