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National Core Indicators (NCI)

Since 2013, Drs. Jones and Gallus have contracted with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) to collect the National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult In-Person Survey (formerly titled the “Adult Consumer Survey”). The Adult In-Person Survey is the heart of the NCI project, an effort that began in 1997 and is co-sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).

The purpose of NCI is to identify and measure core indicators related to the quality of life (e.g., safety and personal security, health and wellness, protection of and respect for individual rights) for individuals with IDD receiving state-funded services.  For more information visit

This research project involves collecting data in person with adults with IDD and their staff or family members. Each year, our team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants travel across the state of Oklahoma to meet with hundreds of individuals receiving DDS services and their caregivers. To view NCI reports for Oklahoma, please click below.

Oklahoma NCI Reports

Selected NCI Presentations

Call, T. A., Gallus, K. L., Jones, J. L. (2017, June). Exploring well-being among caregivers: A comparison of paid staff and family members in the caregiving role. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD): Hartford, CT.
Awarded the AAIDD Direct Support Professional Division Student Scholarship.

Jones, J. L., & Gallus, K. L. (2016, August). Data plus a story shapes policy. Policy changes lives. Presentation for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Executive Team, Oklahoma City, OK.

Schleich, E. J., Hooper, A. M.,Gallus, K. L. & Jones, J. L., (2016, June). The role of self-advocacy in self-awareness and understanding of disability among individuals with intellectual disability. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Atlanta, GA.