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The Impact of COVID-19 on Organizations Serving Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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In May 2020, ANCOR contracted with Avalere to discern the fiscal and human impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizations that provide services to people with I/DD.

In April 2020, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) conducted a survey to quantify the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their members—over 1,600 community providers serving individuals with I/DD. The survey received valid responses from 689 organizations across all 50 states, District of Columbia, and two territories (Puerto Rico and Guam). ANCOR asked Avalere to independently analyze the survey responses and produce a report presenting findings from the analysis.

Some highlights include:

  • 68% of all organizations surveyed reported that they have had to close one or more service lines due to the pandemic resulting in an average loss of revenue of 32%.
  • 52% of all organizations surveyed reported having increased staff overtime expenses.