RCPA, in collaboration with Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR) and The Provider Alliance (TPA), surveyed over 130 providers representing over 30,000 individuals served across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to measure the impact of the collapsing Intellectual Disabilities & Autism (ID/A) system in PA.
This data demonstrates that the care and support system for people with ID/A is failing and in crisis. Since before the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic underfunding has been a consistent problem. But today, providers bear many unreimbursed care costs because of inadequate funding. Individuals approved for services cannot find providers with the capacity to offer the services they need and are entitled to. Providers & Families are feeling the effects of this daily.
Providers are crippled by the workforce crisis as demonstrated in this report on the state of the ID/A industry workforce, based on a study conducted in 2022 by the Center for Healthcare Solutions, The Arc of PA, RCPA, and TPA.