Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes


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Multidimensional Assessment of Providers and Systems (MAPS) is a collaboration of researchers and partners seeking to provide evidence to inform actions leading to improved social inclusion, choice and independence among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including individuals with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorders, often face social isolation and loneliness. They are among the poorest in our society, often fail to find meaningful employment and lack opportunities to develop required skills to succeed.

    Members of the community, including community-based service agencies, play a key role in building inclusive societies where persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities can contribute to their full potential.

    MAPS is committed to support its partners in making a measurable difference by building their capacity to monitor outcomes and use evidence for decision-making.


The MAPS team and partners contribute to building:

  • Communities where persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities are socially included, exercise individual choice, and achieve their personal potential for independent living;
  • Service systems committed to continuous improvement and innovation through the use of research evidence.

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