Case For Inclusion Annual Report

The Case for Inclusion is copublished annually by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) and the American Network of Community Options and Resources Foundation (ANCOR Foundation). The report’s findings are based on dozens of indicators of how well state programs deliver Medicaid-funded services aimed at supporting the ability of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live, work and engage as independently as possible in their community, rather than being warehoused in large, state-run institutions.

The Case for Inclusion 2023 provides insight into the impact of the direct support workforce crisis on community inclusion and reaffirms the policy solutions necessary to stabilize the workforce and begin to rebuild the community-based services infrastructure.

This year’s Case for Inclusion will be released during a national virtual launch event on Feb. 28, 2 to 3 p.m., 2023. The launch is free and open to the public. Last year’s launch drew more than 450 registrants. Click here to register today.

Check in the coming days and weeks for more information.


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About United Cerebral Palsy

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to be the indispensable resource for people with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Founded in 1949, UCP has 56 affiliates (54 in the U.S. and two in Canada) that provide a wide range of services annually to more than 150,000 children and adults, including resources and referrals, advocacy, research, educational instruction, early intervention, physical therapy, job training, integrated employment, home and community based services, recreational opportunities and housing assistance. UCP also advocates for direct support professionals (DSPs) and other direct care workers along with a range of other public policy initiatives, such as cerebral palsy research funding, innovations in assistive technology and accessible transportation in the area of mass transit and autonomous vehicles. We believe all people with disabilities should be treated as equal members of an inclusive society so they can “live life without limits.”

ANCOR and the ANCOR Foundation

For more than 50 years, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) has been a leading advocate for the critical role service providers play in enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the 501(c)3 charitable arm of ANCOR, the ANCOR Foundation exists to expand the commitment and capacity of providers and communities dedicated to improving quality of life for people with disabilities. For more information, visit