Edited by K. Charlie Lakin, David Braddock, and Gary Smith

During the decade between 1996 and 2006, there was a steady increase in the number of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) receiving Medicaid at Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded (ICFs/MR) and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). On June 30, 1996, there were a total of 319,679 recipients of Medicaid ICF/MR for persons with ID/ DD: 129,449 residents of ICFs/MR, and 190,230 receiving HCBS. By June 30, 2006, the total number of recipients of ICF/MR and HCBS for persons with ID/DD had increased to 577,607 persons: 98,411 living in ICFs/MR and 479,196 receiving HCBS. The growth in the total number of HCBS recipients during the decade was notable in both total number (288,966) and in proportional increase (152%). The growth in long-term services and supports recipients with ID/DD was accompanied by...

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