By Sarah C. Threnhauser

$65+ billion was spent on I/DD services by federal, state, county, and local governments 10 states have moved their long-term services and support programs for the I/DD population into managed care From 2013 to 2015, institutional spending fell over 11%—with a reduction in placement of individuals with I/DD in facilities with more than 16 individuals 70% of individuals with I/DD live with a family member, 16% live along, and 14% live in a supervised residential facility 24% of family caregivers are over the age of 60 So what do these “facts” tell you about the market for services for individuals…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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