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Welcome to the website for the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Project, administered by the University of Colorado. The Project is funded in part by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

On this website you can view nationwide longitudinal financial and programmatic trends in intellectual and developmental disabilities services. To access these data go to State Profiles and Create a Chart.

Also on our Website

The Publications link provides access to selected books and book chapters, journal articles, technical and brief reports, and testimony. About Us presents a brief history of the study. Links provides access to related websites.


On August 31st, we received final Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 data from all the States. On September 8th we sent to each State IDD Agency Director a Draft document consisting of 33 charts and 23 state-by-state tables. We will be posting the FY 2014 and 2015 data on this website when all states have confirmed their data--requested by September 23rd. The new FY 2014 and 2015 data will be presented in our State Profiles, and Create a Chart.

Our 2015 Publication:

The hardcopy version of our 2015 book is in its 10th edition, with data through Fiscal Year 2013. The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Emerging from the Great Recession, analyzes data from the states on revenue, spending, and program services across 37 years. The book is available from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Contact us for information about obtaining a print copy, or with any questions about the website.

Cross Disability Data for 2013

On the menu to the right, you can access financial and programmatic data for intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and physical and sensory disabilities.

DATA AVAILABLE! Follow the menu on the right to the Cross Disability data. The Create a Chart and the State-by-State Profiles are Preliminary. Please contact us if you have any questions about your state's ranking, or any other questions.