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Autism & I/DD

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are a physical and/or cognitive impairments that occur before the age of 22. Autism spectrum disorder is generally considered a type of developmental disability that affects behavior and communication. The autism and I/DD market provides supports and health care services to these populations. Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the changes and challenges affecting I/DD and autism markets—the move to managed care and value-based care, the shift away from residential treatment, the increasing emphasis on consumer-directed care, and new workforce challenges.


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Optum Launches Initiative To Improve Self-Direction & Informed Decision Making For People With I/DD

The health insurer Optum has launched a national initiative to improve self-direction and decision making for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Subject matter experts participating in the initiative since June 2017 are planning to report their recommendations during the first quarter of 2018 through a series of work group reports. The work groups… Read

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