The latest ThinkWork StateData Blue Book is here! What’s happening in your state?

Community Inclusion
2 min readJul 22, 2021

What does the data say about employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your state?

Since 1988, the ICI has collected data from state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies, the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system, the Social Security Administration, US Census, the Department of Labor, and other entities to describe trends in day and employment services for individuals with IDD.

Employment outcomes for people with disabilities have improved with the national focus on competitive, integrated employment. Yet, there are still remarkable employment disparities between people with IDD and people with other disabilities. In 2018, less than 1 in 5 working-age adults supported by IDD agencies had paid jobs in the community.

Check out our latest Employment Snapshot!

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The State Data Blue Book can help you use this data to guide policy and practice change, research, advocacy, and employment services and supports. With the StateData Blue Book and other tools, you can find, sort, and analyze data related to employment for people with IDD.

Learn more from the StateData Blue Book:

StateData is a Longitudinal Data Collection Project of National Significance, funded in part by the Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Community Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, health care and community activities.