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    A survey of caregivers for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list found disparities in the provision of services. The study was co-written by University of Illinois scholars Meghan M. Burke, a professor of special education at the Urbana campus, and Tamar Heller, the head of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education at the Chicago campus.

    A survey of caregivers for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list found disparities in the provision of services. The study was co-written by University of Illinois scholars Meghan M. Burke, a professor of special education at the Urbana campus, and Tamar Heller, the head of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education at the Chicago campus.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Meghan M. Burke, call 217-300-1226; email  meghanbm@illinois.edu

    To reach Tamar Heller, call 312-413-1647; email theller@uic.edu

    The paper “Disparities in Unmet Service Needs Among Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities” is available online or from the News Bureau