National Turnover Rate For Those Providing Direct Support To Workers With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities Nearing 45%, Analysis Finds.

February 6, 2020

The Hill (2/6, Budryk) reports an analysis “from the ANCOR Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)” showed that “the number of workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities integrated into the workforce has largely plateaued in the past year, and the national turnover rate for those providing direct support for such people is nearing 45 percent.” UCP’s 2020 Care for Inclusion report “found that the percentage of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in integrated employment – that is, those working alongside abled people and earning market-driven wages – increased only 1 percentage point to 20 percent over the past year.”

        Disability Scoop (2/7, Diament) says the analysis showed “the number of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country who are on waiting lists to receive Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services is on the rise,” with “473,000 people on waiting lists in 2017, some 49,000 more than the year before.”

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