Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Adults with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder


This Chartbook is unique in its detailing of the service and costs of adults with intellectual disability or austim spectrum disorder (ID/ASD) in Maine.  

The Chartbook focuses on adults with ID/ASD who are eligible only for MaineCare (Maine's Medicaid system) or who are dually eligible for MaineCare and Medicare.  It describes:

  • services currently available to individuals with ID/ASD;
  • the historical use of institutional and community-based services in Maine compared to other states and the nation;
  • utilization and cost of MaineCare and Medicare services for Maine's adults with ID/ASD in different residential settings in SFY 2010;
  • state-funded services available to adults with ID/ASD;
  • utilization and cost of MaineCare services for adults who were on the waitlists for Section 21 Comprehensive or Section 29 Supports home-and-community-based waivers in SFY 2013;
  • quality of health care for this population;
  • Maine's use of the Supports Intensity Scale; and the
  • variety of providers in the state.

To view or dowload the Executive Summary, click here.

To view or download the Executive Summary with selected charts, click here.

To view or dowload the full Chartbook, click here

Suggested Citation: Snow KI, Bratesman S, Bowe T, Fralich J. Adults with Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Population and Service Use Trends in Maine, 2014 Edition. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service;2014.

Prepared for the Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services by the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.
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December 1, 2014