ERIC Number: EJ873543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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National Cost Efficiency of Supported Employees with Intellectual Disabilities: 2002 to 2007
Cimera, Robert E.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v115 n1 p19-29 Jan 2010
The cost efficiency of supported employees with intellectual disabilities who were served by vocational rehabilitation agencies throughout the United State from 2002 to 2007 was explored. Findings indicate that, on average, supported employees with intellectual disabilities were cost-efficient from the taxpayers' perspective regardless of whether they had secondary disabilities. In addition, no changes in cost efficiency were found during the period investigated. The data, however, did demonstrate considerable variability in cost efficiency throughout the United States and its territories.
Descriptors: Supported Employment, Employees, Mental Retardation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Evaluation
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaidd.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States