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Our mission is to serve individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the most effective & least restrictive manner possible
THE HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF CACDD
The Central Arizona Council on Developmental Disabilities is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation in operation since 1982.
Our mission is to serve indviduals with developmental disabilities in the most effective and least restrictive settings as possible.
Our committment to serving individuals and families in the most independent community based setting is the driving force behind our existence.
If you are interested in seeing our services in action, or would be interested in working with the population, or would consider opening your home to an individual with a disability please contact us.
Services are provided door to door to and from our Day Treatment program, Group Supportive Employment we well as group community and social activities.
The agency collaborates with the City of Apache Junction and the regional Senior network along with the 5310 grant program to supply transportation for senior citizens in the area to go to and from the Senior Center for meals and activities as well as doctor visits and trips to the grocery store.
DAY TREATMENT FOR ADULTS (DTA)
Our Day Treatment program gets involved in community by going on group outings such as sports games, hiking, movie theaters, museums, parks, bowling, and the zoo! We also keep active with learning to play games, regular Gym activities, and swimming! Our group tries to be as involved in the community as possible. DTA is available from 8 am to 4 pm.
GROUP SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (GSE)
Our Group Supported Employment is based on small groups that learn many different jobs while working alongside job coaches. They will learn recycling, yard maintenance, community outreaches such as working for local homeless shelters, and keeping our city clean with landscaping maintenance. All job coaches work with the groups to show good work ethic and learning to work as a team.
CACDD provides an array of service for special needs folks who are members of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
We particularily pride ourselves in our residential programs such as Adult Developmental Foster Homes (ADH) and our Individually Designed Living Arrangements (IDLA) services. What does it take to become a foster home provider?
First it takes a genuine and loving heart for people with sepecial needs. This means providing a clean and safe environment from your home. It is a very rewarding endeavor becasue their wants and needs are very basic and you are reimbursed for the care you provide.
INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS (IDLA)
Room and Board with IDLA
CACDD provides a service which allows an individual to live on thier own with th support of staff. Focus is given on independent living skills, community safety and involvement, and the elimination of the behaviors that may prevent an individual from successfully living independently.
CACDD provided services and hours depend on the agreement between the individual, the guardian (if needed), the agency, and the Division of Developmenta Disabilities. This service must be authorized by the Division and approached by the Individual Support Planning Team before they can begin.
Services provided by agency staff and management might include oversight, supervision, monitoring, training, education, and support to assist with:
> Transportation as needed to medical, dental, and behavorial health appointments as well as community outings, errands and shopping
> Assistance with meals, meal planning,grocery shopping, and food safety
> Improvements of life and daily living skills including hygiene and house cleaning
> Behavior Support and management
> Medication administration and the ordering of prescription refills as well as organizing
> Personal budgeting/banking