Our Story

By the late 1990s, the need for objective methods of benchmarking progress in our field had been building… States were spending more and more on long-term services and supports… and no single state had identified a way of answering the ultimate question: what are we getting for our financial investment? Robert Gettings, former Executive Director […]

Who We Are

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are the most important people to hear from regarding the performance of public services and supports for IDD NCI-IDD data should be actionable so it can influence federal and state policies and practices NCI-IDD data should contribute to knowledge and reSearch in the IDD field; NCI-IDD should collaborate with […]


How Much Do Direct Support Professionals Make? Putting Wages in Context

Low wages are a major factor contributing to the direct support workforce crisis. This webinar discusses the recent Policy ReSearch Brief, which compared wages of direct support professionals (DSPs) to what people earn in other similar professions. It also puts them in context by comparing DSP wages to living wages—the cost of living based on typical […]

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