The ICI StateData.info website offers ready access to descriptive information on services and outcomes for state agencies that provide employment supports to individuals with disabilities. The target audiences include state agency personnel, policymakers, and advocates. The website automatically creates fully accessible graphics from underlying data. The text versions can be reached by following the "D" long description links on each graph.
Users can view data in four formats:
- State trend data for one or two variables from a specific database.
- State comparisons of a single variable for up to three states.
- Individual outcomes for the state VR and workforce development systems. This option allows the user to view chosen outcomes by subpopulation based on user-select demographic characteristics.
- Downloadable summary spreadsheet tables for each database.
The StateData.info website is supported by the following grants:
Access to Integrated Employment: National Data Collection on Day and Employment Services for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Funder: Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Since the mid-1980s, the Institute for Community Inclusion has collected data from state intellectual/developmental disability agencies, the vocational rehabilitation system, and community organizations in order to describe trends in day and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The goal of this project is to provide a clear account of current day and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities and to identify individual, program, and policy factors that influence individual outcomes on a state and national level. Studies collect data from state and private agencies and also analyze public data from Social Security and the Census.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on State Systems and Employment Funder: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education
The mission of the Center on State Systems and Employment is to improve the employment outcomes of people with disabilities through the promotion of responsive, effective, and efficient state service delivery systems. The center investigates the role and effectiveness of state employment services. These include agencies specific to individuals with disabilities (such as state vocational rehabilitation, mental health, and intelectual/developmental disabilities) as well as more generic agencies such as workforce development initiatives and the TANF system.
For more information, contact
Frank A Smith, M.A.
John Butterworth, Ph.D.