The Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey provides insights and understanding of the experiences of families supporting a family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It is critical research to inform better policy development.
The FINDS survey was initially conducted by The Arc of the United States in 2010. It was updated in 2017 through a collaboration between the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL) at the University of Minnesota and The Arc.
The 2023 report focused on:
- What are the challenges families face in meeting the support needs of their family members?
- What are the economic implications of caregiving?
- How does caregiving affect caregivers, and what supports do they need?
A better understanding of the experiences and needs of caregivers can help policymakers and others support caregivers in this critical role.