ANCOR Links - 03.13.24

The Link Between Data, Funding & Progress (w/ Erica Smith Buchanan)

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Recently, ANCOR & UCP released the Case for Inclusion 2024. This report examines how well state programs are supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. New data and analysis revealed that improvements had been made, but are currently tenuous, as they were largely the result of temporary pandemic-era funding.

So we spoke with Erica Smith Buchanan, executive director at CADENCE of Acadiana about what that means on the ground, and for the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities in the state of Louisiana. She gets real about the challenges, but is hopeful, because the link between progress and funding has never been clearer.

This podcast is produced by ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington, DC, for providers of services for people with disabilities.