There were 38,425 people that were pulled into the OTS application for the 2021 Reporting Period. This is a 6% decrease from Reporting Period 2020.
Many of those 38,425 people had multiple Questionnaires. For Reporting Period 2021, there were 41,561 Questionnaires created. This is a 12% decrease from Reporting Period 2020.
We had a statewide completion rate of 62% for Reporting Period 2019, a completion rate of 73% in Reporting Period 2020, and a completion rate of 72% in Reporting Period 2021.
The heat map below shows which counties people were pulled into the OTS for Reporting Period 2021. Individuals were pulled into the OTS application if they resided in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) or received an Adult Day and/or Employment Service.
The more people that are represented, the darker the color of the county.
You can view Reporting Period 2019, Reporting Period 2020, or Reporting Period 2021 by using the 'Reporting Period Name' filter.
You may also filter this map by 'Questionnaire Status'. When using this filter, it will show the distribution of people based upon their Questionnaire status. When you hover over a particular county, it will show you the breakdown of Questionnaires and the Status, and it will also give you the distinct count of people for that county.
A person may have more than one Questionnaire, which is why you will see that the counts of Questionnaires are often higher than the count of people.
If you wish to see those people that reside in an ICF and the respective counts of Questionnaires, you will use the 'Person resides in an ICF' filter.
When filtering, if a county is not represented on the map, it means that the county did not have any counts represented with that filtering criteria.
Statewide Perspective Map
The majority of people pulled into OTS for Reporting Period 2021 were in the 30-39 and 22-29 years old age groupings (26% and 22%, respectively).
For Reporting Period 2021, you can see with this visualization that there were 11,496 people or 40% employed, and 16,899 people or 60% not employed statewide.
This is a 24% decrease in those not employed, and a 23% increase in those employed from Reporting Period 2020.
Employed vs. Not Employed
The OTS application allows us to understand how people are spending their days.
Of the 11,496 people within Reporting Period 2021 that are employed:
42% (4,870 people) had a Facility-Based job; this is a 30% increase from Reporting Period 2020.
48% (5,553 people) had an Individual Competitive job; this is a 21% increase from Reporting Period 2020.
13% (1,499 people) had a Group Integrated job; this is a 17% increase from Reporting Period 2020.
Less than 1% (75 people) were Self-Employed; this is a 142% increase from Reporting Period 2020.
Job Categories Definitions
Facility-Based Employment is when an individual is receiving employment services in a setting where the majority of employees have a disability and are receiving continuous job-related supports and supervision.
Examples of facility-based employment include:
- Sheltered workshops
- Work activity centers
- Extended employment programs
Competitive Employment is when all the following is met:
- Work is performed on a full-time or part-time basis
- The individual is compensated at least minimum wage, or is not less than the customary rate paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by other employees who do not have a disability
- The individual is eligible for the level of benefits provided to other full-time and part-time employees
- The job is considered integrated, which means that it occurs at a location where the individual interacts with persons without disabilities to the same extent possible who are not receiving home and community-based waiver services.
Group Employment is when individuals work as a team, generally at a single worksite of a host community business or industry, with initial training, supervision, and ongoing support provided by on-site staff.
There are three different types of Group Employment:
- Mobile Work Crew
- Provider Owned Business
Enclaves are where individuals work in a self-contained unit within a company or service site in the community or perform multiple jobs in the company, but are not integrated with non-disabled employees of the company.
Self Employment is those individuals who operate their own business with or without supports.
This visualization shows the break down of each job category and the respective hours and wages for Reporting Period 2021.
Individuals in Facility-Based work earned an average of $6 per hour and worked an average of 10 hours per week. There was a 0% change in the amount earned and a 9% decrease in the average number of hours worked from Reporting Period 2020 to Reporting Period 2021 for those in Facility-Based work.
For those working in a Group Integrated job, they averaged 14 hours per week and $8 an hour. There was a 0% change in the amount earned, and a 7% decrease in the number of hours worked from Reporting Period 2020 to Reporting Period 2021 for those working in a Group Integrated job.
Individuals working in an Individual Competitive job earned $13 an hour and worked an average of 21 hours per week. There was a 18% increase in the amount earned, and a 0% change in the average number of hours worked from Reporting Period 2020 to Reporting Period 2021 for those working in an Individual Competitive job.
Those Self-Employed worked 11 hours per week earning on average $16 per hour. There was a 14% increase in the amount earned, and a 10% increase in the average number of hours worked for those Self-Employed.