The national Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) was created as a longitudinal study of annual state and national statistics on residential services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The project provides funding for supports and services from a variety of sources, including public and non-public, Medicaid-funded and non-Medicaid-funded, residential and supportive services. The project:
- Utilizes a large multi-state database on individuals with developmental disabilities to examine the associations between personal characteristics, housing, financing and support models, state systems on inclusion, self-determination, satisfaction, and outcomes;
- Conducts state policy and program surveys on key topics in residential and other community services; and
- Maintains a clearinghouse of information and resources on consumer-controlled housing, the direct support workforce, and community living outcomes.
RISP disseminates research using annual reports, the IMPACT, and the QualityMall.org website. The build-a-report tool and website allow reports to be customized.
The grantee is collaborating with the University of Massachusetts and the University of Colorado to show targeted current year and longitudinal data on the project website.
Research and Training Center on Residential Services and Community Living
Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD)
University of Minnesota
214B Pattee Hall
Pillsbury Drive, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0223
$350,000 per year
Sheryl A Larson, PhD, Principal Investigator
AIDD Project Officer