Indicators of Self-Determination in Wisconsin using National Core Indicators Data
This report examined indicators of self-determination in the state of Wisconsin, in the region, and nationally for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) using the National Core Indicators (NCI) data. The results revealed that even though in Wisconsin significant efforts have been dedicated to increasing self-determination of people with disabilities by developing and maintaining the IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) self-directed funding service option, there appear to be several barriers to choice making and potentially, self-determination. In general, people with IDD in Wisconsin tended to make less support-related as well as everyday choices than in either the region or in other states. Recommendations for education and training in self-determination are offered.
The development of this report was supported with a grant from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Housewoth, J., Tichá, R., Abery, B. H., & Shinde, S. (2020). Indicators of Self-Determination in Wisconsin using National Core Indicators Data. University of Minnesota: Institute on Community Integration.
- Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota