The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) strives to provide flexible, quality, member-driven services and supports. DDD continues to be a national leader for providing services to members and families in their home and community. Over 90% of the more than 40,000 individuals enrolled with DDD live in their own homes and communities rather than in institutional settings.
- AZ ABLE – Achieving a Better Life Experience
Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account programs are investment programs that offer persons with disabilities, their family and friends, the option to contribute to a tax-exempt savings account for disability-related expenses. As of March 5, 2018, AZ ABLE accounts are open for enrollment.
- Integrated Health Plan
DDD is working on a Request for Proposal for an integrated plan our members can utilize for the most comprehensive care that covers all their needs. Here is a timeline. We will keep you updated on our progress.
- Arizona Management System – DDD Cholla Office Pilot Project
Arizona Management System (AMS) is a results-driven approach for doing the work of state government so that every employee, at every level, with discipline, reflects daily on how they did, finds the waste, and decides how to do better going forward. By utilizing AMS tools and visual management techniques, DDD is changing the way it thinks and operates. The DDD Cholla Office Pilot Project is using a person-centered focus as it creates greater standardization within DDD support coordination and the development of Individual Support Plans. For example, these new tools, documents and processes have enabled DDD to reduce unassigned authorizations by 65%, putting over $55 million of services into the system statewide. View the Cholla Pilot Project Changes to the Planning Document (March 21, 2018 webinar presentation)
- DDD Accomplishments and AMS Successes
- National Core Indicators
National Core Indicators (NCI) is a collaborative effort between the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). The purpose of the program is to support NASDDDS member agencies in gathering a standard set of performance and outcome measures.
- Staff Stability Survey Report
The Staff Stability Survey was conducted as a collaboration of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services and the Human Services Research Institute. Around the country, state developmental disability agencies focus on improving the quality and stability of the workforce of direct support professionals who assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Family Support Annual Report
DDD integrates the philosophy of Family Support Legislation (passed in 1993) into all of its programs and activities. This Annual Report highlights the initiatives and systems that were successfully implemented, and describes the way in which individuals and families are supported through the Division and its many collaborators.