Where People Are Served

This page shows average number of regional center consumers receiving services statewide. In the last eight years, fewer people are in individual placement supported employment, which is Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). There are over 1,100 more people in group supported employment, while fewer and fewer people are choosing Work Activity Programs (WAP). Day and look alike day programshave increased a lot, by over 15,000 people.

Many day and look alike programs offer limited work experience to their clients. However, there is no data on how many clients work through these programs, how many hours a week they work, or what their hourly earnings are.

What this page shows us: Even though people want to work, and we know how to support them to work, the vast majority of service growth has been largely non-work programs. This means that most people who become adults go into non-work programs instead of employment services.

Fiscal Year Supported Employment Programs Individual Supported Employment Programs Group WAP Day & Look Alike Programs
05/06 4,842 4,548 11,988 44,280
06/07 4,976 5,264 11,499 46,120
07/08 5,004 5,623 11,063 48,290
08/09 5,065 5,863 11,110 51,067
09/10 4,841 5,903 10,826 53,056
10/11 4,684 5,932 10,610 54,387
11/12 4,505 5,425 10,293 56,749
12/13 4,341 5,589 10,242 59,661

This page displays the data three ways:

  1. The table above shows the numbers over the past three years.
  2. The bar chart below shows how many people are in each service type, with the integrated employment options being a relatively small number at the bottom.
  3. The line chart below shows that integrated employment options are not going up, sheltered work is going down slowly, and day and look alike programs are increasing rapidly. Therefore, all the growth in working age day services is being absorbed by day and look alike programs.


Where People are served 2005-2013 graph

DATA SOURCE: Footnote: Data from DDS Purchase of Service System Habilitation Services transition with synthetic waiver FY 05/06 – 07/08, and Habilitation transition FY 08/09 – 12/13. End of footnote.

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