Utah’s Support For People With Disabilities Improved, But Slipping

shared courtesy of KUER, NPR Utah

Salt Lake City, UTAH – Utah has a mixed record when it comes to caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to Case for Inclusion 2020, a national report from United Cerebral Palsy and the ANCOR Foundation which measures how well states are supporting people with disabilities.

It found that Utah saw improvements when it comes to helping them find jobs. Twenty-six percent of disabled Utahns are working in inclusive settings, alongside people without disabilities and earning good wages.

And after having one of the nation’s highest turnover rates for service providers in 2014 — 80% — the state has also made big improvements in retaining support staff, bringing that number down to 41%, according to the report.

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