How to Become a Paid Provider for Your Own Child

DDD Approves Parents to Provide Habilitation and Attendant Care Services

The Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and AHCCCS now offer a new way to support families who need Habilitation Care Services 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, AHCCCS and 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 can’t work another job while providing these services for their child, DDD allows Parents and Guardians to be paid for providing these services.  AHCCCS has announced that this option will be available until at least 2024.

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

Acadia Care Group has taken several steps to streamline the process to help parents become Temporary Direct Care Workers for their children.  Contact us here:  Contact Us to see all the important details.

Our Staff 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.

Here’s a FAQ regarding Parents as Paid Providers:  FAQ

At Acadia Care Group, we’re always looking for Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) to partner with us in delivering services, such as Respite Care, Habilitation Care and Attendant Care to people with disabilities.

We hire Providers who share our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the people that they serve.   Qualified, certified and dependable Direct Support Providers (DSP’s) are always needed for a variety of locations, schedules, experience levels and personal goals.

At Acadia Care Group, our Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are compassionate, patient and skilled. They are reliable, knowledgeable and committed to providing quality care.  Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are always able to work either independently or as part of a team.



Must be 18 years old

Prior work experience is helpful, but not always necessary

Requires fingerprinting and a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Requires a criminal background check

Direct Support Providers (DSP’s) positions require a motor vehicle department check, if transporting an individual.

For some positions, specific training and a certificate of completion may be required.

Community colleges and training institutes offer courses in care-giving that Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) can attend.


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To get more information about becoming a service provider for Acadia Care Group services:




Phone:  480-401-1200


Text:  480-401-1200


Serving Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale and the Phoenix East Valley

Acadia Care Group is contracted by DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) to provide Attendant Care Services, Habilitation Care Services, Respite Care Services and Individually Designed Living Arrangements (IDLA)

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