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Disability Services in Arizona

If you or a family member has a disability, consider AAPPD as your guide.

APPD Service ProviderSome call us a “hands-on” advocacy group because our members are providing quality, specialized disability services 24/7, and they truly understand the unique needs of the individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities that they serve.

How Can AAPPD Help You?

Count on AAPPD to provide tips, referrals, and newsworthy information. Look to us to explain state disability services and programs, including the appeals process. Join us when we lobby on behalf of the thousands of Arizona children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Search our user-friendly database to find an AAPPD member provider.

Our membership is strong, with more than 80 providers statewide who provide a variety of vital programs and services, including:

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  • Habilitation – Provides assistance to help a client learn activities such as brushing their teeth, using the bathroom independently, preparing a meal, or balancing a check book.
  • Attendant Care – Provides a certified, trained attendant to assist the client in maintaining safe and sanitary living conditions and/or maintaining personal cleanliness and activities of daily living.
  •  Respite – Provides a certified, trained individual to supervise and care for a client, allowing the caregiver some personal time to run errands, go to a movie, take a vacation or even a nap.
  • Housekeeping – Provides support for housekeeping tasks.
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  • Group Homes
  • Developmental Homes
  • Medical Group Homes
  • Intermediate Care Facilities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Center-based – Provides supervised employment within a provider-owned/leased facility where the majority of the workers are people with disabilities.
  • Group-supported – Provides supervision to small groups of clients working in a community setting.
  • Individual-supported – Provides regular contacts at a client’s jobsite in the community.
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  • Center-based Day Programs (child or adult)
  • Community-based Day Programs (child or adult)
  • Summer Programs (child)
THERAPIES: (For consumers over age 3)
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  • Speech
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Music
  • Communication
  • Respiratory

Provides skilled nursing in a client’s home and may include care, coordination of medical services, assistance accessing other medical services and professionals, and education about medical needs and supports.

Transportation ServicesProvides or assists in transportation, for example, to therapy appointments or day programs.

This does not include ambulance services.
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES: (For children birth to age 3)

Process in which a group of professionals such as therapists and educators work in partnership with parents and families of children with special needs to support growth, development and learning.

AAPPD Provides Caring Support for Individuals and Families

Man feeding sheepWhen you turn to AAPPD for help, you can rest assured that a strong network of providers and vendors will fight on behalf of you and your family. We help you:
  • Navigate the system. There’s no reason you should be overwhelmed by the process. AAPPD assists families by educating them as to eligibility requirements, services available, providers in their area, and other important topics.
  • Prepare for challenges. Especially as they relate to ALTCS, DDD, RSA, Early Intervention Services, and the educational system.
  • Advocate for educational services needed for your family member, especially as they relate to IEPs, 504 Plans, Transition Plans and other important issues.
  • Obtain Life Planning and Guardianship information and referrals. Guardianship should be addressed when your child is a teen, well before he or she turns 18. It is a very complicated process, so leave yourself time to work on it. As for Life Planning, the best gift you can give to your loved one is the gift of securing arrangements now for when parents or guardians are gone. There are also issues with inheritance that need to be addressed in order to ensure that your loved one doesn’t lose eligibility due to ALTCS resource and income limitations.

Contact AAPPD

If you’re an AAPPD member, or you are a provider or vendor thinking of joining AAPPD, be sure to visit our member benefits page to learn how you can take advantage of the valuable services we provide. If you have any questions about AAPPD or our services, please feel free to contact us.