New Data Note Examines Gap Between Desire for Work and Community Jobs

A new Data Note looks at the discrepancy between how many people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) want jobs, versus how many are working in their communities. The Data Note was written by the ICI’s Dr. John Butterworth and Dorothy Hiersteiner of the Human Services Research Institute. It uses data from the National Core Indicators.

According to the Data Note, “…of the 80% [of people with IDD] who did not have a paid community job, almost one half (48%) indicated they would like one. Only 40% of people who stated they would like a paid community job had this goal documented in their Individualized Service Plan.”

Read the Data Note to learn more.