The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) had a major impact on people with disabilities and the services they receive. This brief explores the impact of PHE on employment and day services of people with IDD. The focus of this product is the National Survey of State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies’ Employment and Day Services (IDD survey) and its data collection in FY2020 and FY2021. We explore the feedback from state IDD agencies on the data shifts resulting from PHE and we summarize the themes observed.
Edelstein, J., Zalewska, A., & Winsor, J. (2023). Insights into changes in employment and day services data from IDD agencies during COVID-19. University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.