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UCP Releases Annual “Case for Inclusion” Report

July 16, 2015
Source: United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Today, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) released its annual “Case for Inclusion” report. The report ranks 50 states and the District of Columbia on how well state Medicaid programs serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 2015 report shows that just 8 states, down from 10 last year, have at least one-third (33 percent) of individuals with ID/DD working in competitive employment— showing significant opportunity for improvement in employing people with disabilities, and that 14 states report successfully placing at least 60 percent of individuals in vocational rehabilitation in jobs. Only California met the standard on all three success measures this year. Along with the report, UCP has also updated its interactive website that aims to give viewers the ability to compare and contrast how their state ranks in providing key services to individuals with disabilities.

View the 2015 report and learn more about the “Case for Inclusion” at

UCP releases “The Case for Inclusion” each year, tracking the progress of community living standards for Americans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The report examines data and outcomes for all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), ranking each on a set of key indicators, including how people with disabilities live and participate in their communities, if they are satisfied with their lives, and how easily the services and supports they need are accessed. By taking these factors into account, UCP is able to develop a comprehensive analysis of each states progress or failures in providing critical services to individuals living with disabilities.

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