FY 2017 RISP Infographics

How many people with intellectual or developmental disabilities live in large public residential facilities for every 100,000 people in the population?

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The number of state-run institutions for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities declined from 327 in 1977 to 119 in 2017. The number of people living in state-run institutions declined from 154,638 to 18,239. There was at least one state-run institution in every state in 1977. By 2017, seventeen states had closed all of their state-run institutions for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. There was only one state-run institution in nine other states. But, there were more than 1,000 people living in 49 state run institutions in Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas.

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