Monday, June 11, 2012

State Data: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience greater levels of unemployment, underemployment, low wages, and poverty compared to those without disabilities.
That is among the findings reported in “State Data: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes”
According to the report:
  • In the IDD system, the percentage of individuals receiving integrated employment services declined to 20.1 percent inFY2010, and the growth seen in supported employment between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s has subsided. Community-based non-work services continue to expand for states reporting this as a service. 
  • In the VR system, the rehabilitation rate declined; more days were needed by VR clients to gain employment; and few gained post-secondary education experiences. 
  • American Community Survey data continues to show that people with disabilities are much less likely to work than their counterparts who do not have disabilities. People with a cognitive disability saw a greater drop in their employment rate than people without disabilities between 2009 and 2010, and people with a cognitive disability who are receiving SSI have the lowest employment rate and are most likely to live in a household below the poverty level. 

Download the report here.

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