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Survey of State Developmental Disabilities Directors

Description

The Survey of State Developmental Disabilities Directors provides aggregate data (non-population) on residential facilities and residents within each state.

Supplier

University of Minnesota (UMN)

Data Years Available

2001-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

A mailed questionnaire and phone follow-up.

Selected Content

Data provide a description of residential settings, sizes and the number of residents. No demographic data are collected.

Population covered

The U.S. civilian institutionalized population with DD/ID and other types of co-occurring disabilities – adults

Methodology

A five part questionnaire is mailed with a cover letter to each state’s DD program director or state-designated key data informant. Telephone follow up begins two weeks after the questionnaire mail out to confirm who has been designated to compile the data and to answer questions about the data requested.

Response rate and sample size

In 2009, administrators from 50 states and D.C. were sampled; 51 responded.

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

Research and Training Center on Community Living. Residential services for persons with developmental disabilities: status and trends through 2009. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2010.