Data Notes

Recent Data Notes

DataNote No. 77 2022

Data Note 77 examines Social Security Administration data that shows that younger SSI recipients were three times more likely to be working than older SSI recipients. However, younger recipients participated in work incentives at a lower rate compared to older SSI recipients. 


DataNote No. 76 2022

This DataNote shares census data from the American Community Survey (ACS) that demonstrates 5-year trends in employment rates and poverty rates for working-age individuals. It compares these rates between individuals without any disabilities to individuals with a cognitive disability.


DataNote No. 75 2022

Progressing to receiving services after applying to vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a key step toward employment. In fiscal year 2020, a total of 33,144 job seekers with intellectual disabilities received VR services across the 50 states and DC. However, the percentage of people who progress to VR services varies greatly across states. This data note explores these differences.


DataNote No. 74 2022

Sixteen percent of people with cognitive disabilities self-report to be of Hispanic ethnicity in the US, but only 11% of people with intellectual disabilities who received vocational rehabilitation services are Hispanic. This data note explores this discrepancy.


DataNote No. 73 2022

There is increasing interest in supporting individualized employment and community life engagement in response to the Community- Based Settings Rule, and emerging concern about supporting non-work time for individuals who are working a limited number of hours. Data from the National Survey of State Intellectual and Developmental Disability Agencies’ Employment and Day Services and National Core Indicators Project demonstrates that more intense work is needed to support employment and day services to meet Community-Based Settings Rule standards.


DataNote No. 72 2021

In FY2019, states continued to vary in their ability to report on the services they provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and the amount of funding allocated to employment and non-work services. In this Data Note, we examine the percentage of funds allocated to integrated employment.