ERIC Number: EJ717874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 4
Individual Budgeting in State-Financed Developmental Disabilities Services in the United States
Moseley, Charles R.
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, v30 n3 p165-170 Sep 2005
Background: This paper reports the findings of a study of individual budgeting practices in state-financed developmental disabilities services in the United States. The study's purpose was to describe key process components and methodological variables integral to consumer-controlled, individual budgeting formats employed in state-funded services. Method: The study was conducted in two phases: a national survey sent to state agency directors in all 50 states plus Washington DC, and an in-depth assessment of individual budgeting practices in 9 selected states. Results: Data received from 84% of state developmental disabilities agencies contacted indicated considerable variability in the formats employed by states to: determine support needs of eligible individuals; equate needs to specific services; and set an amount of funding sufficient to pay for identified supports. Conclusions: No single individual budgeting method is universally accepted by all state agencies. State practices differ significantly from one jurisdiction to another, although most follow a "developmental", "statistical" or "mixed" methodology.
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States; Washington