42 U.S. Code § 15111 - Findings
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FindingsCongress finds that—
direct support workers, especially young adults, have played essential roles in providing the support needed by individuals with developmental disabilities and expanding community options for those individuals;
(2) 4 factors have contributed to a decrease in the available pool of direct support workers, specifically—
the small population of individuals who are age 18 through 25, an age group that has been attracted to direct support work in the past;
the rapid expansion of the service sector, which attracts individuals who previously would have elected to pursue employment as direct support workers;
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