IDD* Waiver Recipients who Receive
Supported Employment Services,
by Year, 2001 - 2009
Figure ES-1 shows that the number of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) waiver recipients receiving supported employment has ranged from a low of 277 in fiscal year 2001 to a high of 363 in fiscal year 2008.
“Supported employment” is paid employment for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities for whom competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely, and who, because of their disabilities, need intensive ongoing support, including supervision and training, to perform in a work setting. Medicaid covers the costs of supported employment, allowing participants to contribute to the community and to their own sense of self-esteem through work.46
*IDD is People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Source: DHSS Div. of Senior and Disabilities Services
(Email from A. Salerno, 4/6/11)