"How Adequate are Public Financial Commitments for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services in Colorado?"

Presented by David Braddock, PhD, University of Colorado Coleman Institute and Department of Psychiatry, to the Colorado Alliance of Community Centered Boards at the Denver Art Museum, February 18, 2015. presentation slides

Testimony to the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care

On July 17, 2013, Dr. David Braddock provided testimony to the federal Commission on Long-Term Care on the topic: "Populations in Need of LTSS and Service Delivery Issues." The testimony, titled "Summary of National Trends: 2013 The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities," can be viewed as: presentation slides, written testimony, and the Commission Final Report to Congress.


 Our recent monograph:

The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2013: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath

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Published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2013: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath examines public financial commitments and programmatic trends across the 50 states and the District of Columbia over 35 years of data collection, 1977-2011. The monograph reveals the impact of federal and state fiscal policy over time and illustrates trends in the states in community living, public and private residential institutions, family support, supported employment, supported living, Medicaid Waivers, demographics, and related areas. 

Order your copy of the ninth edition of The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2013: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath at the AAIDD Bookstore

statesrev2Did you know that in 2011 state-by-state total spending for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities declined for the first time in over 35 years? Will there be reductions in 2012? in 2013? Is institutional services spending continuing to decline? Do states spend more to support individuals in the community as opposed to institutions?

The draft State of the States in Developmental Disabilities: 2015, with data through fiscal year 2013, is now being reviewed by State I/DD Agency Directors and their staff. Check here (stateofthestates.org) for information on when the final data will be available. A sincere thank you to all the States who worked with us to document trends in spending, revenue and supports for individuals with I/DD and their families.      

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The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Project presented alongside our partner Projects of National Significance at the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  on April 29 & 30, 2013 in Honolulu, HI. The Workshop was titled "Projects of National Significance and the U.S. Territories: What does it Mean?" and was on April 29th. Check the State of the States Facebook page for information, pictures from the Conference.


We have updated our interactive charts to include data through fiscal year 2011 and added 4 new charts for a total of 16 interactive charts. We have also added new charts to the original 2-page profiles to create 6 pages of state specific data! See state profiles.