Abstract

The study's aim was to explore the capacity of community-based providers of residential supports and services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who transitioned out of state-operated institutions into community-based settings. Receiving agency survey results from 65 agencies and individual-level variables of 2,499 people who had transitioned from an institution to a community-based setting indicated that people who returned to an institution post-transition tended to be younger, have a higher IQ score, were more likely to have a psychiatric diagnosis, tended to have shorter previous lengths of stay at an institution, transitioned to larger settings, and received services from an agency receiving behavioral health technical assistance as compared to those who remained in their transition settings.

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