Self-Direction on the Rise: The Past, Present, and Future of the National inventory of Self-Directed Programs

In partnership with AARP, the Applied Self-Direction team has completed a National Inventory of Self-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs every three years since 2011. In this 2022 National Self-Direction Conference session, the Inventory team reported on notable trends and themes looking back on self-direction data from the last decade. They shared how the pandemic has impacted and accelerated the growth of self-direction more recently. Then with a look to the future, AARP shared its recent efforts to update and expand the forthcoming iteration of the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. Attendees had the opportunity to provide feedback on future directions for this important research effort.