Data Notes

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Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This report summarizes the employment and economic outcomes for young adults with intellectual disabilities between 2006 and 2013 in the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC). Data are reported separately for two age groups: 16 to 21 years old, and 22 to 30 years old. Data are from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Rehabilitation Services Administration 911 (RSA-911), and the National Core Indicators (NCI).

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DataNote No. 63, 2019

Data show that people with disabilities are consistently less likely to be working than their non-disabled counterparts. In this Data Note, the employment rate for working-age people is compared across disability types, as well as those without disabilities.

DataNote No. 62, 2019

This Data Note explores whether racial disparities exist in the employment outcomes of people with intellectual disability who receive services from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) system.

DataNote No. 61, 2019

This Data Note summarizes SSI work incentives and their underutilization by SSI recipients.

DataNote No. 60, 2018

This Data Note summarizes findings from the FY2016 National Survey of State Intellectual and Developmental Disability Agencies' (IDD Agencies) Employment and Day Services.

DataNote No. 59, 2017

Only 23% of adults with intellectual disabilities work, compared to 73% of people without disabilities ( To bridge this gap, the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program offers valuable services including assessment, job search assistance, and counseling.

DataNote No. 58, 2017

This data note discusses the low level of workforce participation among SSI recipients by age groups. Findings show that younger SSI recipients (ages 18–39) constituted 36% of the total SSI recipients and their workforce participation was over 3 times higher compared to the 40–64 age group, at 11.2%.