The 2010-2011 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers: 
Estimating the Number of Community Rehabilitation Providers in the United States

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Kelly Haines

Publication Year: 2013

This is the second in a series of research to practice briefs based on the 2010–2011 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The aim of the survey was to identify and describe trends in employment and non-work services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and other disabilities who receive services from CRPs. The purpose of this brief is to provide a national estimate of the number of CRPs in operation in the United States.

While making such an estimate was not the survey’s original intent, we have fielded multiple requests for the total number of CRPs derived from our research efforts. Despite several potential limitations, we are in a unique position to produce an estimate using data collected during the sampling and implementation phases of the survey research. This brief will describe the sampling frame, sampling methodology, verification process, and a step-by-step description of how the estimate was calculated.

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