Individual outcome indicators address how well the public system aids adults with developmental disabilities to work, participate in their communities, have friends and sustain relationships, and exercise choice and self-determination. Other indicators in this domain probe how satisfied individuals are with services and supports.
These indicators address the following topics: (a) safety and personal security; (b) health and wellness; and (c) protection of and respect for individual rights
The system performance indicators address the following topics: (a) service coordination; (b) family and individual participation in provider-level decisions; (c) the utilization of and outlays for various types of services and supports; (d) cultural competency; and (e) access to services.
These indicators address provider staff stability and competence of direct contact staff.
The family indicators address how well the public system assists children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, to exercise choice and control in their decision-making, participate in their communities, and maintain family relationships. Additional indicators probe how satisfied families are with services and supports they receive, and how supports have affected their lives.
- Here is a very tangible example of one of the things that are being measured that is getting down to the nitty gritty of the real issues for people with developmental disabilities; Loneliness. Check out this NCI blog post and the powerful article it links to. “This article from the Washington Post ‘Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard‘ got us thinking about what NCI data show about loneliness.” http://www.
nationalcoreindicators.org/ blog/article/loneliness-and- nci-data/