The Effects of Cash and Counseling on the Primary Informal Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities


This report describes the effects of Florida's Cash and Counseling demonstration program, Consumer Directed Care (CDC), on the caregivers who were providing the most unpaid assistance to children when their parents voluntarily enrolled those children in the demonstration. This report follows another one containing earlier findings, which showed that the parents of children randomly assigned to participate in the CDC program were more satisfied with the children's care than were the parents of children randomly assigned to receive traditional home and community-based services. [45 PDF pages]

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