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Member Do’s & Dont’s


–Do contact your member’s Area Manager if provider is not performing satisfactory services

–Do let your Area Manager know if there are any changes in services

–Do communicate with provider if improvements can be implemented

–Do encourage provider when you catch them doing something well

–Do look over timesheets carefully for accuracy before signing

–Do invite your provider and Area Manager to ISP meetings


–Don’t borrow or lend money

–Don’t ask providers to perform duties not in accordance of DDD approved services

–Don’t allow your member to jump on the trampoline or swim without a lifeguard on duty while services are being performed

–Don’t add or change Habilitation goals without first contacting member’s Support Coordinator, signing a Change in ISP form, then sending to member’s Area Manager

–Don’t ask providers to babysit other children in the home who are not DDD members

–Don’t start a new service without verifying authorization of services with your Area Manager

–Don’t cross professional boundaries

–Don’t tip providers in any form:  money, gift certificates, etc.

*This list is created as a quick reference, and is not intended to be comprehensive. Refer to the handbook or paperwork received at the time of hire for complete information. If you have any questions, please contact your area manager.

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    Member Resources


    Adaptive Recreation City of Tempe

    They have a lot of cool activities like dances and bingo nights at the Pyle Adult Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 85282.  Second Fridays of each month – dances $3 admission.  First Fridays of each month – Bingo night $2 admission.  Activities start at 6:30.

    715 West Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

     (480) 858-2469



    Arizona Autism Coalition

    Email: jessica@azautism.org

    Jessica Lewis, Coalition Coordinator

    The Arizona Autism Coalition is an inclusive stakeholder organization committed to improving the lives of families, providers, and educators impacted by autism in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Autism Coalition is dedicated to the sharing of resources and information related to autism and working with state agencies towards systems change for the betterment of the community.

    P.O. Box 28241
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    (480) 268-1453


    Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities

    Contact: Denise Thompson – Coordinator for the State of Arizona

    Description: Provides information, referrals, and training to state employees and to the public and private sectors. Also serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    100 North 15th Avenue Suite 170
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Tel: (602) 542-6276 | Fax: (602) 543-6163


    Arizona Commission for the Deaf and H.O.H.

    Contact: Christi Samaniego, Information Resource Coordinator

    Provides information and referral regarding deaf and hard of hearing issues. Also has an equipment distribution program for hearing and speech impaired individuals.

    1400 W. Washington, Room 126, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Tel: (602) 542-3323 Fax: (602) 542-3380 Tel: (602) 364-0990 TTY



    Bart Stevens Special Needs Planning, LLC

    Contact: Bart Stevens, Executive Director

    E-mail: bart@bssnp.com

    Assists families who have a loved one with a disability plan for their future care, supervision, and security. Issues addressed include lifestyle, legal, financial needs and government benefits. Services are provided privately and in group workshops. Services include the Special Needs Trust.

    8687 E. Via de Ventura, Suite 308
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Tel: (480) 991-0909 | (888) 447-2525
    Fax: (480) 556-0714



    Children's Choices

    E-mail: childrenschoices@cox.net

    Non-profit website created by a parent to help support families having children with special needs. Touches on topics such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Also provides valuable information regarding support groups, community resources, summer activities, applying for financial assistance, school screenings and more!



    Cool Cuts for Kids

    Haircuts for kids – experience with autism and special needs children. 7 valley locations: see website for listings.

    756 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296

    Tel: (480) 545-0272


    DS Network

    Contact: Liz Perez

    DS Network of Arizona provides advocacy, information, education, and networking for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.  They are a very special and amazing organization.

    PO Box 12495
    Tempe AZ 85284

    Tel: (480) 759-9150

    Fax: (480) 759-9180



    Emily Anderson Family Learning Center

    E-mail: emilyc@phxchildrens.com

    Contact: Teresa Boeger

    Pediatric consumer health library with materials in English and Spanish. Books checked out for three weeks, videos for one week. Staffed by nurses who can research a health issue and mail to patrons.

    1919 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Tel: (602) 546-1400

    Fax: (602) 546-1409



    Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

    Contact: Mary Macleish

    Provides information about epilepsy, support groups and educational seminars.

    P.O. Box 25084, Phoenix, AZ 85002

    Tel: (602) 406-3581

    Fax: (602) 406-6147



    The Foundation for Blind Children

    E-mail: ctompkins@the-fbc.org

    Contact: Chris Tompkins, Executive Director

    A private, non-profit, United Way agency providing education, counseling, media and technology services to blind and visually impaired children, adults and their families. Provides a comprehensive system of services, which will optimize the blind or visually impaired child’s development and consequent opportunities to learn to lead a meaningful and productive life.

    1235 E. Harmont Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85020

    Tel: (602) 331-1470

    Fax: (602) 678-5819



    Greater Phoenix Chapter Autism Society of America

    Contact: Jim Adams, President

    Volunteer organization committed to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Helps individuals with autism become participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and autism-related research.

    P.O. Box 10543, Phoenix, AZ 85064

    Tel: (480) 940-1093

    E-mail: gpcasa@hotmail.com



    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI-Arizona)

    Contact: Check website for local contacts.

    Resources and support for children and family members whose lives are touched by mental illness Classes/Presentations include “Visions for Tomorrow” and “Parents and Teachers as Allies”.

    2110 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

    Tel: (602) 244-8166

    Fax: (602) 244-9264

    E-mail: azami@aol.com



    Raising Special Kids

    Contact: Joyce Millard-Hoie, Executive Director

    A Parent Training and Information Center for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. A professional staff of parents and experienced parent-to-parent volunteers, support families of children and youth in central and northern Arizona. Raising Special Kids offers leadership development and training on family-centered care for professionals in medicine, education and social services. Information is available in English or Spanish about local services, special education, early intervention advocacy and special health care needs.

    5025 E Washington St #204, Phoenix, AZ 85034

    Tel: (602) 242-4366

    (800) 237-3007

    Fax: (602) 242-4306



    Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona

    Contact:  Gina Johnson

    Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona provides an uplifting place where parents, families, and community can share the joys and unique challenges of loving a person with Down Syndrome.  Monthly support meetings are held to educate and to empower families lucky enough to have a child with Down Syndrome.

    745 N Gilbert Rd #124

    Gilbert AZ 85234

    Tel:  (480)-926-6500

    Email: gina@sharingds.org




    Fun games for children.  They’re free!



    Special Olympics of Arizona

    Contact: Chris Hite, Executive Director

    Sports training and competition opportunities from volunteer community based organizations. Individuals eligible 8 and older; considered to have mental retardation and/or have closely related developmental disabilities such as those who have functional limitations, both in general learning and adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care. People with functional limitations based solely on physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning or sensory disabilities are not eligible.

    3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014

    Tel: (602) 230-1200

    Fax: (602) 230-1110

    E-mail: soaz@saoz.org




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