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NCI states vary widely in the percentage of people with IDD who have a guardian—from 5.5% in one state to 89.0% in another. In their latest Data Brief, the National Core Indicators team highlights this variation and examines outcomes for people under guardianship. They also present some initial steps for considering guardianship reform and expanding alternatives like supported decision-making.Read More
The University of Delaware is bringing its week-long intensive program to the Midwest to assist leaders to transform supports for people with IDD. April 7-12, in Kansas City, Missouri, the Midwest Leadership Institute offers an opportunity for Midwest leaders to learn from each other, leading experts, self-advocates, and their families. Applications are due March 8! The outcomes of the Midwest Leadership Institute include:Read More
Direct support professionals play a crucial role in the system that supports community life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Yet, this workforce experiences high rates of instability. Increasingly high turnover and vacancy rates are being described by community providers as the greatest threat to sustaining community services. National Core Indicators released its latest report on employment and working conditions for the DSP workforce: The 2017 Staff Stability Report. It features the results of Read More
The National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities™ (NCI-AD™) project just released results from the second deployment of its NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey, a consumer quality of life instrument that provides important insights to the aging and physical disabilities field. Twelve NCI-AD states participated in the second round of data collection, surveying nearly 9,000 people who receive long-term services and supports (LTSS). Participating states can compare their data nationally and set state-specific benchmarks, Read More
On January 7, the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the launch of the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS), administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).
During the past 30 years, systems for people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs have generally shifted to embrace person-centered principles, premised on the belief that people should have the authority Read More