Research has found that high performing states in integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) have a clear and visible data collection system that includes individual outcome data. This website provides case studies of the data collection systems and their impacts on employment priorities for individuals with ID/DD. The case studies feature Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities, New Hampshire’s Bureau of Developmental Services and Washington State’s Division of Developmental Disabilities. Topics include data system design, the data elements that are collected, how they are standardized across the state, who data is collected on, frequency of data collection, data sources, linked systems, how data is used, analyzed, and shared, what is working well, challenges, areas for future development, lessons learned and implications for other states.
“Data Systems for Day and Employment Outcomes: Case Studies Across States.” (2011). Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.