Dr. Agosta is a Vice President at the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). He has worked under contract for state and federal agencies on a variety of projects focusing on community integration for people with developmental disabilities. He has conducted analyses of state systems, and studied specific facets of the field (e.g., supported employment, family support, self-advocacy, Medicaid funding trends, self-directed supports). Key areas of expertise: design of community-based I/DD systems; resource allocation methods.
Dr. Agosta completed his doctorate in Rehabilitation Research at the University of Oregon, specializing in research methods and community supports for people with disabilities, and has worked with people with disabilities for nearly 45 years. Employed at HSRI since 1983, he has worked under contract with state and federal agencies on a variety of projects focusing on community integration for people with disabilities. He is a nationally recognized expert in topic areas such as family support, self-directed supports and community-based support systems for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Regarding personal supports budgets, he has been involved with nearly all efforts at HSRI surrounding this topic, including work in 10 states and two Canadian provinces.