Without such services they would likely be homeless, incarcerated or dead. This is especially true for our adult son. He is now in his mid-30's. Is over 6 feet tall and weighs around 300 lbs. His developmental disability combined with his mental illness places him at high risk for for behaviors which can escalate to verbal and sometimes physical violence. Again, these supports are essential for the health, safety and well-being of our adult children. To prevent them from harm and exploitation. They also protect myself and my spouse as we are now seniors and unable to have our children reside with us without placing ourselves in harm’s way. Lastly these services also protect the community at large from harm resulting from their lack of social filters and inappropriate behaviors that can easily be misunderstood by the general public, misunderstanding that could lead to behavioral escalation that could result in violence. Funding caps and cuts will result in service cuts. Services providers, I.E. Host Home, Day Program, Job Coaches, etc. who work with this population must be people of strong ethics and great intelligence and patience, anything less results in exploitation and harm. These providers are already underpaid and finding people with the above-mentioned qualities is challenging. Any funding caps or cuts will result in loss of jobs for providers or pay cuts. Or providers may find themselves being asked to accept increases to staff per consumer ratios. Something that IS DANGEROUS to both staff and consumers.