Study: Quality of Life Experience (QLE)

The Quality of Life Experience Study was designed to provide a baseline of the experiences of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (ID/DD) who receive supports and services from the New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) prior to the implementation of several major policy changes.

The key questions answered by the Quality of Life Experience (QLE) Study are:

  1. What is the current overall Quality of Life Experience of individuals in New Jersey with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities?
  1. What elements of Quality of Life Experience showed a significant correlation with individuals’ sense of well being and contentment?
  1. Is Quality of Life Experience based on the type of housing in which individuals reside or on their level of need and the supports and services they receive?
  1. Is there a difference in people’s Quality of Life Experience based on the severity of their behavioral or medical care needs?
  1. Are individuals currently living on a campus, farmstead, in an independent living apartment complex or intentional community in New Jersey having a positive quality of life experience?
  1. Is there a difference in individuals’ Quality of Life Experience based on the type of day activities in which they participate?
  1. Are individuals with ID/DD having close, personal relationships with others, and if so, with whom?
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