ERIC Number: ED396508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns and Trends in the Caseload of the Division of Developmental Disabilities: A 5-Year Analysis (July 1989-August 1994).
Weber, Lisa A.; And Others
This report presents patterns and trends in the annual caseload of the Washington State Division of Developmental Disabilities for both Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC) and community programs from the period 1989 through 1994. Following an executive summary, individual chapters present extensive detail on: (1) the project's background and method; (2) case load characteristics (size, admissions, service interruptions); (3) demographics (age, gender, race, and ethnicity); (4) eligibility conditions (disability type, retardation level); and (5) summary and conclusions. Major findings are reported for caseload characteristics, demographics, and eligibility conditions. Examples of findings include: a 33 percent increase in the statewide caseload over the 5 years; more persons were newly eligible and entered the caseload each year; fewer persons (6.6 percent) showed a break in service; 1.6 percent of persons in the community caseload transferred from community to RHC services; 98 percent of persons living in RHCs were adults; there were 4 males to every 3 females in the community caseload; the percentage of non-Caucasians increased; 81 percent had eligibility based on mental retardation; of persons newly eligible for services, 67 percent were mentally retarded; and the average person on the caseload has a higher IQ level than 5 years ago. Extensive appendices present detailed analysis of findings. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.
Identifiers: Service Utilization; Washington
Note: For a related document, see EC 304 891.