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DDD Approves Parents to Provide Habilitation and Attendant Care Services


The Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) now offers a new way to support families who need Habilitation and Attendant Care services for their child.  If you are unable to find enough help from other providers, you can now be paid to provide those services yourself.

In 2020, DDD announced that parents can be paid as Temporary Direct Care Workers for their own children. The purpose of this option was to give parents (or guardians) another way to ensure that their child could continue to receive Habilitation or Attendant Care services without having outside providers come into the home during COVID. Since parents cannot work another job while providing these services for their child, DDD allows parents/guardians to be paid for providing these services as a TDCW.  AHCCCS is now seeking to make this option a permanent part of the state Medicaid system.

If you are interested in becoming a Temporary Direct Care Worker for your child, AZA United can help! 

As a Qualified Vendor Agency with DDD and a family-focused nonprofit organization, AZA United has taken several steps to streamline the process to help parents become Temporary Direct Care Workers for their children. Please view our Parent Providers FAQ document to see all the important details. 

Our Family Support Team is available to answer any questions you might have regarding this opportunity. To get started, complete our Parent Provider Application and someone from our team will follow up with you right away.

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