Individual control over service delivery and life choices is well established as a value in supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. One strategy for expanding choice is mechanisms that allow consumers to direct their funding. This brief reports on the prevalence of these options in state MR/DD agencies for 1999.
Metzel, Deborah, "Research to Practice: The Extent of Consumer-Directed Funding by MR/DD State Agencies in Day and Employment Services" (2001). Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 23.