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RTC receives $1 million grant to study publicly-funded supports for people with disabilities

More than a million Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) receive publicly-funded support services. The majority (58%) live in the home of a family member, while 31% live in residential facilities or with host/foster families and 9% live in homes of their own. With the continuing shift toward community living, there's a need for federal and state agencies to better understand the current status and emerging trends in supporting individuals with IDD who are living in their own home or with family members, as well as supports targeting the family members rather than the individual. These are the areas that will be explored in a new collaborative project housed at the Institute on Community Integration's Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) titled the "Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project." Read more...

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