Mission Statement: Every child, adult and family in the state of Arizona will be safe and economically secure.
The Developmental Diabilities Program was established in 1996 under an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the State of Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)/DDD. Program operate under a case management rate, which is negotiated with the State of Arizona. The program is in State operated buildings and utilizes State owned equipment. The equipment utilized are updated and maintained by State DTS and MIS staff. The case management software utilized is called FOCUS. It is a comprehensive and fully integrated system, which is networked throughout the State. Any case manager can look up information on any client information, assigned case manager, contact information, and location of the file. Within the offices, supervisors are able to access records from any office at any time. Currently, our paper files are scanned into the FOCUS system database as the program is paperless. This task was a huge undertaking, but a necessary step to become more efficient in our service delivery and overall services quality.