Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey

January 17-April 30, 2017


The FINDS Survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

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We are inviting people to participate in the 2017 FINDS survey. The goal of the survey is to learn more about the experiences of parents and family members who provide support to a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.

To participate, the caregiver must be 18 years or older and provide primary paid/unpaid and frequent support to a family member or friend with an intellectual or developmental disability living in the United States (and U.S. territories). This survey is not for direct support professionals—we need the perspective of family caregivers, paid or unpaid. Click here to learn more about the 2017 FINDS Survey.

Share information about the 2017 FINDS Survey, by downloading our promotional toolkit below.

Promotional Toolkit

FINDS Flyer- Sisters
FINDS Flyer- Large Family
FINDS Flyer- Small Family
FINDS Sample Social Media
FINDS Sample Email & Newsletter Blurb
FINDS Banner ad

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This survey is being conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living and The Arc.

Questions? Contact Lynda Anderson at the University of Minnesota 612.626.7220.

FINDS Technical Report
See the 2010 technical report, 2010 FINDS National Survey

FINDS report cover
Read The Arc’s 2011 Executive Summary, Still in the Shadows

Caregiver Research Brief
Read the Caregiver Research Brief