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The State Evaluation Department provides descriptions and links to studies assessing the performance of programs for supporting persons with developmental disabilities in home and community settings. Some of the products identified in this department focus on entire state home and community-based services systems. Other products focus on specific programs operating within larger state service systems. Still other products provide a synthesis of findings that are drawn from multi-state studies.

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Managed by: Dorothy Hiersteiner (dhiersteiner@hsri.org) of HSRI

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (17 Products)
Electronic Media (3 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (1 Products)
Other (1 Products)
People Who Can Help (2 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in Indiana
This report summarizes findings of a case study of Indiana's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services progam.
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in Louisiana
This report summarizes findings of a case study of Louisiana's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services progam.
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in New Jersey
This report summarizes findings of a case study of New Jersey's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services progam.
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in six states
This report summarizes findings from case studies of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services program in the states of Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Vermont, and Wyoming.
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in Vermont
This report summarizes findings of a case study of Vermont's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services program. It is available online.
A Review of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Program in Wyoming
This report summarizes findings of a case study of Wyoming's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services progam.
Addressing Potential Conflicts of Interest Arising from the Multiple Roles of Colorado’s Community Centered Boards
A report about the potential conflicts of interest for Colorado’s Community Centered Board. The CCB plays many roles in connecting people to needed services.
Illinois Guardianship Reform Project
This report looked at the guardianship system in Illinois and found some problems. The report also suggested ways to fix them.
Making Person-Centered Supports a Reality in Wyoming: The Equality State's Experience
One of four state case studies evaluating exemplary states' implementation of person-centered practices.
Minnesota Medicaid HCBS "Waiver" Evaluation
This report provides findings from an evaluation of quality, access and costs of services provided in Minnesota's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services ("waiver") program.
Outcomes of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Initiative on Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
This report summarizes the results from a nationwide program to help people with disabilities and their families take greater control of their services and supports.
Person-Centered Supports -- How Do States Make Them Work?
This report is a summary of an evaluation of person-centered practices in four leading states. You can download it as a PDF.
Person-Centered Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities in the State of Connecticut
This case study report explains how "person-centered" practices were being delivered in the state of Connecticut. You can download the full text as an MS Word file.
Person-Centered Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities in the Sunflower State (July 2002)
A case study of exemplary state practices used in Kansas to deliver person-centered supports. You can download it as a PDF.
StateData: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes (2012)
This report explains where people with developmental disabilities work, and the kind of jobs they have. There is also a website where you can generate reports about what is happening in individual states.
The future of the human services workforce in Massachusetts
This report gives a full review about the Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)who are working in Massachusetts.
Wisconsin State Site Visit
This is one of four case studies of state developmental disabilities service systems selected as models of person-centered systems of support. It is available in full text online.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
An Analysis of Expenditures and Outcomes of Different Residential Settings in Minnesota
This study looks at the costs of deinstitutionalization and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities who moved from large residential facilities to community programs. It was published in an academic journal but you can download a summary here.
Making Person-Centered Supports a Reality in Wyoming: The Equality State's Experience
One of four state case studies evaluating exemplary states' implementation of person-centered practices.
The NCI Blog
A blog from the National Core Indicators (NCI). It posts on several issues related to NCI and facilitates discussion for State officials, surveyors/interviewers, self-advocates, family members, and other interested stakeholders.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Research On Disability (researchondisability.org)
This research center explores new disability research and translates it into best practice and resources. They have information on and graphs with employment, health, and demographic statistics.
Other
Clarence J Sundram
Clarence Sundram a nationally recognized expert on conditions in institutions and community programs. He currently serves as the Special Master & Court Monitor in class action lawsuits involving the rights of persons with mental disabilities.
People Who Can Help
James Conroy
We can assist with program evaluation of all kinds in the human services. We specialize in ways of measuring qualities of life, and demonstrating that they are valid and reliable.
Valerie J. Bradley
My primary area of expertise is quality assurance and quality management at the federal, state and provider level. Val is the director of the Human Services Research Institute, which has conducted national and state evaluations and training in a wide...


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