Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
AoD seeks to continue supporting national research on the financial and programmatic trends in long term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by awarding one 5-year Cooperative Agreement. Through this project, AoD anticipates that the field will continue to have access to reliable information for informing policy and programming. In addition, it will allow for research on the effects of more recent policy developments. As a result of COVID, there has been several changes that have impacted the way States fund services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This project will be a source of information about the impact of these changes. In addition to maintaining support for reliable longitudinal research on the financial and programmatic trends in services and supports, AoD seeks to continue emphasizing information dissemination of project results in multiple, accessible formats to inform State and federal policy. AoD also seeks to achieve greater coordination across the three national studies it funds to further enhance and amplify the outcomes of the three projects and better inform the field.