We are bringing this report to the attention of stakeholders and legislators to inform them on the current state of crisis in the developmental disabilities field.
The above infographic represents the main themes identified by family members in the report. The larger font sizes represent worries that were more frequently identified.
The survey was created by CRAAG and the data was analyzed by STAR researchers at UVA. They concluded the "findings are highly consistent with the research literature on the needs and limited opportunities of adults with DD."
The study's purpose was twofold: "1) to learn as much as possible about individual needs, hopes and concerns of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities and their family members; and 2) assess their interest in networking with others who have similar needs."
This project will continue to collect data on additional families of adults and self-advocates to further characterize the housing, supports, and services available across Virginia and identify additional areas for improvement.
Thanks to STAR Initiative at UVA for partnering with CRAAG on this report!
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