The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce that the Project has been awarded a five year grant from the Administration on Community Living.  The award allows for the continuation of the 30 year longitudinal, nationwide, comparative study of public expenditures on IDD supports and services in the United States; providing state government and the disability community at-large with an on-going critical archive of data.  “We are humbled by the award of this grant and eager to continue the important work initiated by Dr. Braddock.  We have seen how the data is used to support and promote data-informed advocacy efforts that have led to improved access to community-based services and contributed to changes in systems, policy, as well as practices at local, state, and national levels,” says Emily Shea Tanis, PhD who will serve as the Project’s primary investigator (PI) succeeding the Project’s founder, David Braddock, PhD. Dr. Tanis has served on the Project since 2010. Amie Lulinski, PhD, will serve as Project Manager, taking over from Richard Hemp, who retired in late September of this year and had worked on the Project since 1983.

The Project team would like to thank Dr. Braddock and Mr. Hemp on their significant contributions to the field of IDD through the State of the States Project and congratulate them on their retirement.


            David L. Braddock, PhD           


Richard Hemp

 Richard Hemp, MA


 Both the "Create a Chart" (total of 18 interactive charts) and "State Profiles" are updated with 2015 data. Enjoy.

A New Survey. We now have a brief survey when you access our Website. The survey software records each URL, so you will not need to complete the survey more than once (per device). The survey data will be summarized, and posted on our Website.

In the last study, we collaborated with AIDD and with the other Project of National Significance (PNS) Longitudinal Data Collection projects in the production of "one-pagers" for each state. Follow this link to those "one-pagers."


The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: 2017

Our New AAIDD book presenting fiscal years 2014 and 2015 data is available!
Contact us about obtaining a copy of the new publication directly from AAIDD.

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Our previous publication,

The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Emerging from the Great Recession. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015.

On the State of the States Twitter, you can see pictures and follow links about the distribution of copies of the 2015 State of the States book to members of Congress. Thanks to AUCD, The Arc and Kim Musheno! Thanks to Kim and her colleagues for disseminating copies of The State of the States to Congress!


Testimony to the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care

Dr. David Braddock provided testimony to the federal Commission on Long-Term Care on the topic: "Populations in Need of LTSS and Service Delivery Issues." The testimony can be viewed at: presentation slides, written testimony, and the Commission Final Report to Congress.