Autism & I/DD

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are a physical and/or cognitive impairments that occur before the age of 22. Autism spectrum disorder is generally considered a type of developmental disability that affects behavior and communication. The autism and I/DD market provides supports and health care services to these populations. Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the changes and challenges affecting I/DD and autism markets—the move to managed care and value-based care, the shift away from residential treatment, the increasing emphasis on consumer-directed care, and new workforce challenges.

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Making Choice A Community Living Option

I recently wrote about the challenges—and successes—in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) move from institutions into the community (see Moving Consumers With I/DD To The Community, Where Are We?). Among the many reader comments, I was struck by the observations of Peggy Terhune, Chief Executive Officer, Monarch. She said, “The whole concept of supported… Read

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