United Cerebral Palsy has published the 2016 update for “The Case for Inclusion”, which is a comprehensive ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia on service outcomes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The top 5 states are: Arizona; Vermont; New Hampshire; Michigan; and Hawaii. Kentucky is ranked 19th; Indiana is 20th.
The report shows that:
- All states have room for some improvement, but some have consistently remained at the bottom of the rankings for more than 5 years;
- Waiting lists for residential and community services remain high;
- 10 states, up from 8 last year, have at least one-third (33 percent) of individuals with ID/DD working in competitive employment.
You can read the entire report at The Case for Inclusion 2016.