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Establishing a Tradition of Commitment: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services in Indiana

October 10, 2008 - By David Braddock, Ph.D. and Richard Hemp, M.A.

This study focuses most specifically on intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) activities during the 1999-2008 decade.
The purpose of this study is to

  • Describe the structure and funding of I/DD residential and community services in Indiana and the United States;
  • Analyze recent trends in service utilization and financing of I/DD services through fiscal year 2008;
  • Compare and contrast performance in Indiana to other states and to the U.S.; and
  • Present recommendations for the future direction of intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Indiana.

Commissioned by
Governor's Council for People with Disabilities
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University
The Arc of Indiana
The Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc.