Increasing Integrated Employment for People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Integrated employment is defined as participation in competitive employment in which people with disabilities work alongside people without disabilities for at least minimum wage. This issue brief describes five states’ efforts to increase integrated employment for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It discusses barriers that have hindered states’ progress toward expanding integrated employment outcomes and highlights lessons that can help other states advance their efforts to transform their employment service systems.
Home- and Community-Based Service Use Among Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees with Functional Limitations, 2007–2008
This issue brief presents the results of the first study conducted using data from Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data and the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to assess the use of home- and community-based services by the presence and level of functional limitations, as measured by limitations in activities of daily living.
February Forum Focuses on Long-Term Care
Rebalancing Long-Term Care Services and Supports
Thursday, February 20, 2014
In 2009, approximately 1.3 million Medicaid enrollees with disabilities and chronic conditions received Medicaid-financed long-term care services and supports (LTSS) in institutional settings. Speakers discussed analyses and trends in Medicaid spending for institutional and community-based LTSS, findings from an assessment of the states' efforts to expand home and community-based services through the Money Follows the Person rebalancing demonstrations and the Balancing Incentive Program and more. Webinar recording | PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
Experiences of Germany and the Netherlands in Serving Transition-Age Youth
This study explores transition strategies Germany and the Netherlands use to address issues faced by youth with disabilities. Using a case study methodology, the study finds these countries have a number of comprehensive, coordinated, efficient, and inclusive transition strategies and programs for youth and young adults with disabilities. However, only a handful of these programs are likely candidates for transferring, entirely or in part, to the U.S. disability support system.
Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics & Research-to-Policy Roundtable
The Disability Statistics and Demographics Rehabilitation and Research Training Center (RRTC), funded by the Department of Education and the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, will release the Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics and hold the Third Annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable on December 11, 2013, in Washington, DC. The RRTC is a partnership between the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire.
Live event and webinar
9:00-11:30 a.m.—Compendium release briefing
1:00-3:00 p.m.—Research-to-Policy Roundtable
2013 Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting
The Disability Research Consortium (DRC), a collaborative effort of the Social Security Administration, Mathematica, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, is building the evidence base necessary to improve the national disability support system and reduce government costs. A two-day research meeting and webinar on October 15 and 16, 2013 highlighted DRC research findings and their implications.
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management 2013 Fall Research Conference
The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) held its 2013 Fall Research Conference from November 7 to 9 in Washington, DC. The conference theme was “Power of the Past –Force for the Future.” APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
The 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition was held from November 2 to 6, 2013, in Boston, MA. With more than 13,000 attendees, this is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. APHA’s program addressed current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.