Services for Californians with IDD are funded by both the state and federal government. In 2021, California made a historic investment in disability services by funding implementation of a rate study. However, the full impact risks being undermined by details in the rate study itself. At best, some recommended rates and payments won’t support sustainable high-quality services without updates. At worst, some services could close because they can’t keep up with costs.

Disability service providers have a role as stewards of taxpayer funds. We want to make the most of disability services funding. Most importantly, we want Californians with IDD to enjoy reliable access to the quality services and supports they deserve. Our rate model proposals would ensure that the rate models and payment structures are designed to support high-quality, person-centered services and supports.