Here you'll find the latest RISP products and announcements.

RISP in the Media

April 15, 2024

RISP was recently featured in...

An NPR story, "For Patients with disabilities, this doctor prioritized independence - and fun" (podcast and article )

The CBS News short documentary, "No place like home: People with disabilities' fight to stay out of institutions "

New Data Byte, "Caseloads versus People Receiving Services."

April 11, 2024

The number of people known to state IDD agencies and the number receiving services increased 21% from 2013 to 2020. In 2020, 85% of the people known to state IDD agencies got one or more services besides case management. Some people who are known to state IDD agencies and not receiving services may be waiting for services. States should make sure people get the services they need.

2020 State Profiles are Live

April 11, 2024

State profiles are data snapshots summarizing the most recent and historical data in each state. They also feature state notes that describe important information explaining states' data.

New Data Byte, "Changes in Spending for Long-term Services and Supports between 1982 and 2019."

March 7, 2024

Since 1982, the number of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) receiving services in community settings has surged, while those in Medicaid-funded IDD institutions have been cut in half. Home and Community Based services prove far more cost-effective than institutional care in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). We should continue increasing access to community-based services, enabling transitions for those in ICF/IID who desire it. Addressing the shortage of direct support workers is crucial to fulfilling service commitments for all.