United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has released its annual report, The Case for Inclusion 2012, which ranks how well state Medicaid programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, based on outcomes versus spending.
Some key findings in the 2012 report include the positive trends that 36 states now have 80% of individuals with I/DD in their states being served in the community, and 29 states have established a comprehensive quality assurance program to measure outcomes.
However, despite progress on some fronts, the report also found that waiting lists for critical community services have grown, with more than a quarter of a million people currently not receiving services. The report finds that Arizona, Michigan and California rank highest in terms of their support systems, with Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi ranking lowest.
UCP also offers an interactive website to assist people in using the data found in the report.