If, after clicking on the above links and reviewing the information, you think the person may meet
eligibility requirements for the Division of Developmental Disabilities and you would like
to make a referral , click Continue. NOTE: This is a referral only, not a determination of eligibility.
Resident means a person who
physically resides within the state of Arizona with the intent to remain. The
person who would receive services must be a resident except in the case of
minors or adults who have a guardian whose residency is deemed to be the same
as that of the custodial parent(s) or the guardian. The residency requirement
is not applicable to children in foster care who are placed in accordance with
state and federal laws regarding the Interstate Compact on the Placement of
Voluntarily applies means that no
admission to services may be made for any person without the consent of the
legally responsible person (parent, guardian or the person him/herself).
A child under the age of six
years may be eligible if there is a strongly demonstrated potential that the
child has or will have a developmental disability as determined by appropriate
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder.
Cerebral palsy is a permanently
disabling condition resulting from damage to the developing brain
Cognitive/Intellectual Disability is sub-average
intellectual functioning. It does not include learning disabilities.
Autism is a condition
characterized by severe disorders in communication and behavior resulting in
limited ability to communicate, understand, learn and participate in social
Substantial functional limitations in three of seven major life areas include:
Self-care: Eating, hygiene, bathing, etc.
Receptive and expressive language: Communicating with others
Learning: Acquiring and processing new information
Mobility: Moving from place to place
Self-direction: Managing personal finances, protecting self-interest, or making
independent decisions which may affect well-being
Capacity for independent living: Needing supervision or assistance on a daily
Economic self-sufficiency: Being able to financially support oneself.