The Case for Inclusion 2019

For the Press

Beyond the data and resources that comprise the 2019 Case for Inclusion, there are a range of ways in which UCP and the ANCOR Foundation can help members of the press interested in reporting on what we can all do to include, support and empower people of all abilities.

To ask questions, request expert interviews, get connected with the stories of real families and more, please contact Sean Luechtefeld, Director of Communications for the ANCOR Foundation, at or 703.535.7850, ext. 100.

Press Releases

2019 Case for Inclusion National Press Release

State-by-State Press Releases: 

                Alabama                                                      Kentucky                                             North Dakota
                Alaska                                                    Louisiana                                             Ohio
                Arizona                                                  Maine                                                   Oklahoma
                Arkansas                                                       Maryland                                             Oregon
                California                                              Massachusetts                                       Pennsylvania
                Colorado                                               Michigan                                              Rhode Island
                Connecticut                                                Minnesota                                           South Carolina
                Delaware                                              Mississippi                                                 South Dakota
                District of Columbia                          Missouri                                               Tennessee
                Florida                                                   Montana                                               Texas
                Georgia                                                        Nebraska                                              Utah
                Hawaii                                                   Nevada                                                  Vermont
                Idaho                                                     New Hampshire                                  Virginia
                Illinois                                                           New Jersey                                           Washington
                Indiana                                                 New Mexico                                          West Virginia
                Iowa                                                      New York                                               Wisconsin
                Kansas                                                  North Carolina                                     Wyoming


Outreach Toolkit

The Case for Inclusion can only be a powerful tool with your help! This Outreach Toolkit makes it easy to reach out to your colleagues, policymakers, members of the press and more.

Download the Toolkit today!

Case for Inclusion in the News

The Job Most Americans Don't Know about But is Crucial to the Success of People with Disabilities
Forbes | Denise Brodey | January 10, 2019 

Forward Progress: Pa. is Doing More for Residents with Disabilities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Editorial Board | January 25, 2019 

Pennsylvania Improving Services for People with Disabilities, Report Finds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Kate Giammarise & Jill Daly | January 14, 2019 

Missouri's Disability Services Rise to be Among Nation's Best
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Lexi Churchill | January 27, 2019

Florida Plummets in National Ranking of Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities, Report Says
Orlando Sentinel | Katie Santich | January 10, 2019

Colorado is Average When Caring for People with Disabilities
KUNC (NPR) | Stephanie Daniel | January 10, 2019

Report: Waiting Lists for Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down
Disability Scoop | Courtney Perkes | January 9, 2019

NJ Ranks Poorly for Outcomes of Developmentally Disabled People
New Jersey 101.5 | Dino Flammia | January 27, 2019

Missouri Scores High in Serving Intellectually, Developmentally Disabled
News Tribune | Joe Gamm | February 3, 2019

New Report Ranks Connecticut 31st in Efforts to Serve People with IDD
The Hour | Tatiana Flowers | January 12, 2019

Waiting Game: Montanans with Disabilities Wait for Services, Direct-Care Workers Still Without Pay Bump
Bozeman Daily Chronicle | Katheryn Houghton | January 13, 2019

MA Ranks Poorly In National Report On Developmentally Disabled
Boston Patch | Jean Dubail | January 18, 2019

Minnesota Drops in State Inclusion Rankings
Rochester Post-Bulletin | Anne Halliwell | January 14, 2019

ICYMI: The Weekend's Best Reads
Stamford Advocate | Weekend Digest | January 14, 2019

Missouri Scores High in Serving Intellectually, Developmentally Disabled
Jefferson City News Tribune | Joe Gamm | February 3, 2019

Bills Would Boost Pay for Disability Service Providers
Montana Public Radio | Corin Cates-Carney | January 14, 2019

Health Pulse Newsletter: New York's Ranking Slides in Serving People with Disabilities
Crain’s New York Business | January 10, 2019

Report: Minnesota "Lackluster" on Disabilities
Duluth News Tribune | John Lundy | January 9, 2019

Minnesota Ranks Worse for Support of People with Intellectual Disabilities
St. Cloud Times | Stephanie Dickrell | January 9, 2019

Caregiver Pay Again Up for Discussion at Capitol
Mankato Free Press | Trey Mewes | January 10, 2019

ANCOR Foundation: New Jersey Ranks 38th Among All States in Efforts to Serve Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Insider NJ | Press Release | January 10, 2019

Missouri Ranks 4th in Nation in Serving Developmentally Disabled
Clay County Courier-Tribune | February 7, 2019

NJ Lags Nation for Disabled Residents in Community Settings
NJ Spotlight | Lilo Stainton | January 10, 2019

New Jersey's Ability to Serve People with Disabilities Worsening, Report Finds
South Jersey Courier-Post | Kim Mulford | January 9, 2019

Where Does Pa. Rank in Helping Those with Disabilities?
PennLive | Ron Southwick | January 10, 2019

Report: Florida Ranks 34th in Serving People with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities
WUSF (NPR) | Daylina Miller | January 24, 2019

How Well MI Supports People with Developmental Disabilities
Michigan Patch | Jessica Strachan | January 11, 2019

Report Ranks Kentucky Fifth in Efforts to Serve Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
KY Forward | Press Release | January 10, 2019

Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th Among All States in Efforts to Serve Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Hawaii Free Press | Press Release | January 11, 2019

How Well IL Supports People with Developmental Disabilities
Illinois Patch | Geoff Dempsey | January 22, 2019

MA Ranks Poorly In National Report on Developmentally Disabled
Massachusetts Patch | Geoff Dempsey | January 18, 2019

CO Ranks in Bottom Half for Support for People with Disabilities
Colorado Patch | Jean Lotus | January 14, 2019

Developmentally Disabled People Fare Better in Foster Homes
Jefferson Public Radio (NPR) | Angela Decker | February 7, 2019

TX Among Worst at Helping People with Developmental Disabilities
Texas Patch | Fernando Alfonso | January 11, 2019

How Well NC Supports People with Developmental Disabilities
North Carolina Patch | Kimberly Johnson | January 11, 2019

How Well RI Supports People with Developmental Disabilities
Rhode Island Patch | Geoff Dempsey | January 11, 2019

NH Among Nation's Best in Serving Developmentally Disabled
New Hamsphire Patch | Jean Dubail | January 18, 2019

NJ Ranks 38th as Stagnant Investments into Programs to Help People with Disabilities Decline | January 12, 2019