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New Supplemental Security Income Data Brief Released

The Arc and University of Minnesota are excited to release a new Supplemental Security Income Data Brief. This brief looked at the experiences of individuals who provide supports to adult family members with IDD who receive SSI. Consistent with other research, the brief highlights that adult SSI recipients with IDD on average require significant levels of supports across a wide range of activities.

This data brief examines a subsample of data from the Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Community Report 2017. The intent of this one-of-a-kind survey conducted by The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, in collaboration with The Arc, is to understand the experiences of families who provide supports to a family member with IDD.

FINDS respondents reported that their adult family members with IDD who receive SSI face major unmet needs for services such as accessibility and employment support, transportation, in-home supports, specialized therapies, and medical services. Alarmingly, nearly half of FINDS respondents (48.5%) indicate that the support services in their community available to their adult family member with IDD who receives SSI are decreasing. Learn more about FINDS and download this brief.