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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Moving Consumers With I/DD To The Community, Where Are We?

There are approximately 15.5 million people in the United States with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD)—about 4.75% of the total U.S. population. While 105,000 consumers with I/DD were living in institutions in 1985, that number is now likely well under 20,000 (see State Of The States In Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities). This glide path from institution to… Read

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