Recently, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) released an announcement with some new ways to support families during the COVID-19 emergency. One of these new opportunities is that parents of minors can now become paid direct care providers for their own children, as long as they have been approved for habilitation or attendant care services. This provision by DDD is only temporary during the COVID-19 emergency period.
As a Qualified Vendor Agency with DDD and a family-focused nonprofit organization, AZA United is committed to providing support for families during this emergency period in any way we can. Here is what we are doing to help parents become Temporary Direct Care Workers:
Parents of adult children (over age 18) can also become paid providers for their child. However, that has always been the case. The option to do this for minors is new and only temporary.
If you have questions and would like to speak with our Family Support Team before applying, send us a message through our Contact Us page. To explore the array of services we offer for children & youth, family members, schools and the community, please visit: https://azaunited.org/services.