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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: The percent of working age people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver who have monthly earnings of $250 or more.

The percent of working age (22-64 years of age) people on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver with monthly earnings of $250.00 in Minnesota's home and community-based services has remained constant.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 2 includes Minnesota's moderately small counties by population and has the highest percent of people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings of $250 and more.

Why this measure is important?

Working and earnings are important to people with developmental disabilities as they become more independent. Studies have shown that outcomes like choice and self-esteem improve once a person is working and earning money. Work provides opportunities for a person to contribute to their community and beyond.

What is included in the measure?

The number of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings of $250 or more.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means that more working age people on the DD Waiver have community-based employment and are earning a large monthly income. When the percent is low, fewer people have community-based employment. A higher percent means more people have a chance for meaningful employment.

How is it calculated?

The number of working age people served on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings of $250 or more divided by the total number of working age people served on the DD Waiver.

Percent of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings of $250 or more by graph

Graph of percent of working age people with a Developmental Disability who have a monthly earnings of $250 or more by year and cohort.

Percent of working age people on the DD Waiver with monthly earnings of $250 or more by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

21.7%

22.0%

22.1%

22.1%

22.8%

Cohort 1

23.6%

23.3%

26.0%

24.1%

25.1%

Cohort 2

23.6%

24.6%

24.6%

24.2%

26.4%

Cohort 3

22.6%

23.5%

23.7%

24.1%

24.4%

Cohort 4

20.2%

21.7%

22.3%

23.0%

23.0%

Cohort 5

20.9%

20.6%

20.2%

20.2%

20.7%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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