The Council is required to create a 5-Year State Plan to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. We use our plan as a road map to keep track of the priority areas that are most important to people, and to talk about the specific goals and objectives we are trying to meet.
StateData.info offers publications and data related to employment and disability. It builds off of decades of research conducted at ICI about the work of state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and community organizations providing employment support to people with IDD.
This interactive data hub can help policymakers measure the impact of legislation changes, and allows advocates to create graphs and charts to influence decision-making in their state. State agency staff and leadership can use the data to monitor, report on, and analyze their outcomes. Employment providers can identify benchmarks and measure their progress against them, while researchers can perform rapid analyses and download spreadsheets to study data on a national or state-by-state level.
The National Core Indicators is a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to track their own performance. It is a combined effort of the Human Services Research Institute and The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services.
Core indicators measure important outcomes in the areas of employment, rights, service planning, community inclusion, choice, and health and safety.
Core Indicator Review Panel Reports are used by the Council, the Division of Developmental Disabilities and advocates to identify and prioritize changes that can be implemented to improve the quality of services and supports provided by the Division.