By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer The intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) market is changing and the support services market is changing as well. About 17% of U.S. children ages 3 to 17 have a developmental disability (DD) of some type. Of these children, 41.6% take prescription medications, 30.6% need mental health treatment, 26.0% see a medical specialist, 25.0% see a physical, occupational, or speech therapist, and 41.9% receive special education services (see 17% Of Children Aged 3 To 17 Years Have A Developmental Disability). And the population to be served is aging. There are a number of state initiatives to address the growing and changing…
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