Financial and programmatic spending on long-term supports and services are compelling indicators of the strength of a nation’s investment in the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in their communities. The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project analyzes nearly 40 years’ worth of public financial investments in IDD services and supports, offering a comparative nationwide longitudinal look at financial and programmatic trends in institutional and community-based services for people with IDD in the US. This data reveals longitudinal impacts of federal and state fiscal policies on innovations in the support and services system in the states and nation. In this webinar preliminary FYs 2016-2017 results will be presented and emerging financial and programmatic trends in the current political climate will be discussed.
The presenter for this webinar is Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD, Project Manager, State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado. Amie has worked with and for individuals who have I/DD and their families since 1995 when she began her career as a Direct Support Professional. Since then, Amie has served in various roles in Illinois, Missouri, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area ranging from Individual Service Coordinator to Director of Research and Evaluation at The Arc of the United States. Amie joined the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities in September of 2017 where she now manages the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project. Amie earned a Master’s degree in Disability and Human Development as well as a PhD in Disability Studies from University of Illinois at Chicago where has been appointed Adjunct Assistant Research Professor.