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Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with IDD

In 2012, the UMKC Institute on Human Development and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services launched a National Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families of Individuals with IDD to help build capacity to create policies, practices and systems to assist and support families that include a member with IDD. HSRI provides project leadership, advising on the development of the CoP and evaluating its impacts. … Read More

Services in Supportive Housing (SSH) Program National Outcomes Evaluation

HSRI designed a robust evaluation of a SAMHSA-funded program aimed at preventing and reducing chronic homelessness. … Read More

Evaluating SAMHSA’s Four Homelessness Programs and Resources

With our partner RTI International, we worked to evaluate the effectiveness of and models of service delivery of four SAMHSA-funded programs that provide services to people who are experiencing homelessness and living with mental health and/or substance use disorders. … Read More

The Riot!

Since 2004, we have provided production support and creative direction for a newsletter written by and for self-advocates – people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who speak up for themselves and promote the rights of others living with disabilities. The Riot! tackles tough issues that affect people’s daily lives, but it’s equally well known for its offbeat humor, romance advice, puzzles, and more. The Riot! also provides a platform for us to work with self-advocates … Read More

Personal Supports Budgets

We’ve been working for over a decade with numerous state and Canadian provinces to reimagine the way they provide supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Personal Supports Budgets—individually tailored, needs-based service budgets—are key to these efforts; using this framework, policymakers can apply limited funds more effectively and efficiently while also promoting self-direction in community supports and services. … Read More

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