ERIC Number: ED411625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
National Day and Employment Service Trends in MR/DD Agencies.
Ma, Vaunne; Gilmore, Dana Scott
Research To Practice, Jul 1997
This fact sheet reports data from a national survey of state mental retardation/developmental disabilities (MR/DD) agencies. The survey was designed to investigate the distribution of people supported by state MR/DD agencies in integrated versus facility-based day and employment services and the levels of funding. Results indicate that while the number of people served in integrated settings increased throughout FY 1988-93, the number of people served in facility-based settings remained the same. Data appear to show a decrease in facility-based services over time, however, this decrease exists only in the overall distribution of services, not in the amount of services. The findings suggest that when integrated services are provided, they are provided in addition to existing facility-based services, rather than in place of facility-based services. Findings also indicate that for 23 states reporting on funding across the 3 years: (1) total funding for day and employment services has increased from $1.1 billion in 1988 to $1.6 billion in 1993; (2) there has been an increase in the distribution of funds allocated to integrated employment, from 12 percent in 1988 to 17 percent in 1993; and (3) most funding is still allocated to facility-based settings (83 percent in 1993). Graphs illustrate the data findings. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.