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Moving From Facility-Based to Community-Based Programs in the Time of COVID-19: Best Practices and Strategies

In order to support providers in The Arc’s network looking to make this transition, and in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc and Institute for Community Inclusion at UMASS-Boston hosted a webinar to highlight organizational transformation strategies and best practices from the field.

Employment of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 2017 Snapshot

Despite recent progress in employment legislation and local-level employment initiatives, finding and securing meaningful and community-based employment opportunities continues to be a major challenge for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Still in the Shadows with Their Future Uncertain: A Report on Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS), 2011

Despite gains in many areas, overall the results from the FINDS survey show that our efforts as a nation have fallen short of the vision of an America where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are accepted and have the supports they need to live to their full potential in the community.

2010 FINDS National Survey Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports: Technical Report

It is important to understand and respond to the needs of family caregivers who support individuals with ID/DD. The 2010 Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey focused on issues including educational, housing, employment and support needs of people with ID/DD and their families.

FINDS Community Report Data Tables

View the Data Tables to get a more robust analysis of the data on family caregivers collected throughout the 2010 Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey. The data focuses on issues including educational, housing, employment and support needs of people with ID/DD and their families.