The need for quality care for children with developmental disabilities is rising in Arizona, making it important for us to find supportive, loving homes for our children and adults with special needs. We are advocates for children and adults with special needs as well as their caregivers.
Child Developmental Homes (CDH)
Developmental homes allow you to provide care in your own home/residence. They are specialized family homes for children with developmental disabilities. Children thrive in the individualized setting as opposed to living in a group home setting. As a developmental home provider, you will provide a child with a stable, loving home. You will be their advocate. You will teach them life skills. You will make a positive impact on their lives.
Children with developmental disabilities need to be placed in a home that is able to meet their needs. School-age children would attend school. A child may need assistance in meeting developmental milestones and need extra assistance with self-help and socialization skills.
StepStone Youth & Family Services also offers placement for Adult Developmental Homes (ADH). For more information about becoming an ADH home provider please visit our Adult Developmental Homes Page
Minimum Requirements to be a Child Developmental Home provider:
- Must be at least 21
- If married, both spouses must complete all licensing requirements
- Applicants must all attend pre-service training requirements
- All adults in the home must obtain a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Family must be financially able to meet their own needs
- Applicants must show proof of lawful presence
- Must have the time to devote to a child or adult in need
- Home must be able to pass a home inspection.
- If you have a pool or spa, you must comply with safety guidelines.