What is Measured?

National Core Indicators (NCI) uses surveys (questions) to ask people and families what they think about the services they receive. NCI is a way for states to measure how happy people are with the services provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A survey is a way to ask the same questions to a group of people.

Who gets an Adult Family Survey?

The NCI Adult Family Surveys are mailed to families in many states. The questions are answered by someone who lives with the adult who gets services from regional centers (like a parent or other family member). The people who answered the questions were not the person receiving the services. Each time California surveys families, a new group of families is asked to participate.