• September 12-18: Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

    Sep 13th, 2021

    September 12-18 is Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week! This week, we commemorate the essential work DSPs do to support people with IDD to achieve their goals and live the lives of their choosing. The NCI Staff Stability Survey assess the stability and quality of the DSP workforce across the country, and provides states with essential information they need to develop strategies to hire and retain a quality DSP workforce. Check out some of the data demonstrated in the 2019 Staff Stability Survey. The full report is available here.



  • NCI-IDD Foundational Principles

    Aug 30th, 2021

    Since its inception in 1997, National Core Indicators-IDD has been guided by a core set of principles and assumptions. Take a look at this new resource in which those principles are detailed. 


  • NCI data on Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Jul 14th, 2021

    By publicly discussing her experience, Britney Spears has brought national attention to guardianship/conservatorship relationships and the potential for exploitation. NCI is one of few data sources on the guardianship status of adults receiving state DD services.

    The decision to place someone under guardianship is most often motivated by a desire to protect the interests of the individual with a disability, but the consequences for that individual may be profound. Research on the negative impacts of guardianship indicates that it can be detrimental to the person’s quality of life, causing feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and inadequacy. Research also shows that being subject to guardianship, and the subsequent loss of autonomy and self-determination, can result in decreased functioning and can affect physical and mental health.  

    This 2019 NCI data brief explores the characteristics and outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have full or partial guardianship compared to those without guardianship.