The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Program Review Committee (PRC). Volunteers will review Behavior Treatment Plans and provide guidance on strategies addressing behaviors that interfere with DDD members’ ability to lead self-directed, healthy and meaningful lives. Volunteers participating on this committee help others reach their full potential.
Individuals who meet any of the following categories are encouraged to apply:
Persons qualified in the use of behavior management techniques, such as a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or a Board Certified Behavior\ Analyst
Parent/Guardian of an individual with a developmental disability
Habilitation services professionals
Individuals with a developmental disability
A person with no ownership in a facility and who is not involved with directly providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Review, make recommendations, and approve the use of Behavior Treatment Plans that include:
Techniques that require the use of force.
Programs involving the use of response cost
Programs that may infringe upon the individual’s rights
The use of behavior modifying medications
Protective devices used to prevent injury from self-injurious behavior
Time commitment varies, based upon need and volunteer availability to support each of the five districts. All meetings are held virtually. PRC sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, not all volunteers need to participate or attend every meeting. It is recommended that volunteers attend at least one session per month.
Must be at least 18
Mandatory Training (will be provided by DDD)
Article IX (Arizona’s required training for service providers on the rights of people with disabilities) (will be provided if applicant has yet to complete this training)
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Knowledge of Behavior Treatment Plans (BTPs)
Knowledge of Positive Behavior Support
Knowledge of Behavioral Health Supports
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all scheduled sessions will be held virtually/telephonically through Google Meet. Volunteers can attend in-person meetings at the following locations after the public health emergency is lifted.
District Central:4000 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
District East: 120 W. 1st Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210
District West: 11526 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85378
District North: 1701 N. Fourth Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
District North: 3274 Bob Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
District South: 6740 Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756
District South: 1185 S. Redondo Center Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365
District South: 2981 E. Tacoma Street, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Independent Oversight Committee (IOC)
Consider volunteering for a Independent Oversight Committee (IOC). IOCs make sure DDD members’ rights are supported. Committee members have a wide range of backgrounds. Committee members can be DDD members or their families, advocates, professionals, or other community members committed to the rights of people served by DDD.
Review incidents that may have involved neglect, abuse, or denial of rights of members receiving services.
Review behavior programs.
Review proposed research involving members.
Make recommendations to DDD about changes needed to protect members’ rights..
Committees are located across the state and typically meet monthly.
Must be at least 18
3 – 6 hours commitment per month (varies by committee)
To find out more information or to volunteer, contact the Statewide Human Rights Committee Coordinator at 1-844-770-9500.
Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC)
The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC) is an advisory council to the Assistant Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities on a wide variety of matters relating to the Division. Council members are appointed by the Arizona Governor to three-year terms. Membership is comprised of seventeen individuals from a cross-section of the community including parents of a person with a developmental disability, service providers, members serviced by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and other community stakeholders.
The mission of the DDAC is to provide, in partnership with the Division of Developmental Disabilities, advisory oversight on behalf of members, families, and providers.
Council members review and make recommendations to the Division regarding:
Coordinating and integrating services provided by state agencies and providers that have contracted with state agencies to provide developmental disability programs.
The health, safety, welfare, and legal rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
The Division's plan for service delivery and improvement.
Establishing and reviewing division policies and programs.
The cost-effectiveness of division services.
Assessing the Division's annual needs.
Selecting the Assistant Director of the Division.
Monitoring the Division's annual budget.
The sale of lease of the real property and improvements on the real property formerly used by the Department of Economic Security for the Arizona training program in Phoenix.
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable modification based on language or disability should submit a request as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the modification. The process for requesting a reasonable modification can be found at Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Modification.