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The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities

On-going Data Collection and Information Dissemination


"The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities" is a comparative nationwide longitudinal study of public financial commitments and programmatic trends in developmental disabilities services and supports. The project’s activities include:

  • Analyzing developmental disabilities financial and programmatic trends in each state and the District of Columbia
  • Identifying trends and innovations in the financing of family support supported living, and supported employment in the states
  • Completing special studies, such as Medicaid spending for special education
  • Collaborating with the University of Massachusetts and the University of Minnesota to show targeted current year and longitudinal data on the project website
  • Providing a create-a-chart option allowing reports to be customized



Dole Human Development Center
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045

Grant Number

90 DNPA 0005

Project Duration

9/30/2022 – 9/29/2028

Estimated Total Funding 



Shea Tanis, Ph.D., FAIDD, Principal Investigator 

ACL's Administration on Disabilities Project Officer

Katherine Cargill-Willis
Phone: (202) 795-7322

Last modified on 07/09/2024

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