Abstract

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) often rely on long-term services and supports (LTSS) to live and work in the community or with their families. As policy reforms continue, it is important that we have research goals to guide the field. In August 2015, an expert panel met to discuss the future of LTSS for people with IDD and reached consensus that future work should ensure adequate funding and quality standards are in place, especially with the growth of managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs, the increasing variety of Medicaid funding authorities used to finance supports for people with IDD, the changes in public policy regarding LTSS, and the application of behavioral supports, particularly positive behavior support (PBS).

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