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Navigating Arizona’s state and government agencies may be on of the most important yet challenging undertakings experienced by anyone with disability or their family. The Autism Society Southern Arizona has created this page to as to provide a brief explanation of what each agency does. Sometimes an individual may have all of these agencies involved. At other times, only one agency will be engaged in treatment and service provision. If you need any assistance navigating this labyrinth, please feel free to contact our offices.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities
(DDD) provides supports and services to over 32,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout Arizona.
Services to children and adults with developmental disabilities are delivered in the family or person’s own home. Services are provided based on each person’s identified needs, state and/or federal guidelines and, when applicable, the availability of funds. Services are authorized and monitored by a support coordinator (case manager). The support coordinator promotes access to community resources and flexibility in meeting the person’s needs. While some services are delivered directly by the State, most services are delivered through a large network of individual and agency contracted providers.
Please see the website below for eligibility requirements.
Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities
1789 West Jefferson Avenue, S/C 791A
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6123, Phoenix, Arizona 85005
Click above to find locations nearest you. There are a number of offices in Southern Arizona depending on your needs.
The Arizona Early Intervention Program
(AzEIP) is Arizona’s statewide, interagency system of supports and services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.
AzEIP is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which provides eligible children and their families access to services to enhance the capacity of families and caregivers to support the child’s development.
Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
3839 North Third Street, Suite 304
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Phone: (602) 532-9960
Toll free in Arizona (888) 439-5609
Fax: (602) 200-9820
During the school years, services for children and young adults may include specific skills training, behavioral health services coordinated with the Division of Behavioral Health Services, assistance with personal care, assistance with transition from school to work or respite (caregiver relief). For adult consumers, supports may include training to get and keep a job, structured day time activities, in home assistance with personal care and other skills training. Recipients of behavioral health services often require enrollment in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA)
is Southern Arizona’s Regional Behavioral Health Authority.
Telephone: (520) 325-4268
Toll Free/: (800) 959-1063
4575 E. Broadway Blvd. (west of Swan Road)
Tucson, AZ 85711
Another website that the Autism Society Southern Arizona highly recommends when reviewing your options is the Arizona Autism Coalition’s page on Navigating the Arizona Service Delivery System.