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.
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).
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.
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.
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.