State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

The SLN is pleased to be on the advisory committee for the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities project, administered by the University of Colorado, and funded in part by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

State of the States was established in 1982 to explore spending, policy and programmatic trends in developmental disabilities. Issues such as community living, Medicaid waivers, family support, and employment are explored through longitudinal data by state.

The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities has created a research brief on the important role that siblings play in family support.  Download the SOS brief here.

The State of the States website is an important resource and is very user-friendly. Features include custom data charts and state data profiles. Check it out to see your state’s track record on  Developmental Disabilities public spending! You can use this research to advocate for increased funding for services and supports for people with I/DD and their families.