The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (PL 106-402)

DD Act – the layout

Has 3 Titles

  •  Title 1 – Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Title 2 – Family Support
  • Title 3 – Program for Direct Support Workers who assist individuals with developmental disabilities

Subtitle A – General Provisions

This subtitle includes findings, purposes, and policy for the entire Act.

Congress finds that disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and choice over their own lives, and to fully participate in and contribute to their communities through full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural and educational mainstream of United States society;

Click to open the National Findings Goal of the DD Act resource