Since 1977, the National Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) has gathered, maintained, and analyzed longitudinal data on Medicaid funded residential and in-home supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

More specifically, the project:

  • Gathers and maintains annual statistics and longitudinal trend data on Medicaid and state funded residential and in-home supports;
  • Conducts an annual survey of public residential facilities describing status of the facility and the characteristics people living in those settings;
  • Conducts literature reviews, case studies, state level policy studies, and secondary analyses of existing data sets to answer key policy and program questions about in residential and community supports; and
  • Provides ongoing assistance to individuals, government agencies, public and private organizations, media outlets and others on residential and community supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Publishes annual reports on the status and trends in residential and community living supports,
  • Maintains an interactive Chart Gallery where users can create customized reports focusing on specific setting or funding types, states, or years.

Longitudinal Data Projects of National Significance

The Residential Information Systems Project is one of three Longitudinal Data Projects of National Significance funded by the Administration on Community Living that gather and report information about supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The other projects include: is a project of ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston. StateData and ThinkWork! Describe employment experiences of people with ID/DD and other disabilities, describe policies and supports that lead to employment and other meaningful day activities, and tell personal stories about employment success.

The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project is run by the University of Kansas. It studies 1) how much money is spent on supports for people with ID/DD, 2) how services are funded, and 3) how technology changes people’s lives. State of the States data are used in the Expenditures and Technology chapters.

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This project is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cooperative Agreement #90DNPA0001-01 with supplemental funding from the National Institutes on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Grant #90RT5019. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not therefore necessarily represent official ACL or NIDRR policy.