Arizona Department of Education pays for the educational services for students in residential and institutional settings through the voucher program. Residential vouchers are for students who are placed in residential treatment centers by state placing agencies and IEP teams. Institutional vouchers are for students who receive services through the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB).
Frequently Asked Questions
Empowerment Scholarship icon More Information on Empowerment Scholarship
Residential and Institutional Vouchers are different from Empowerment Scholarships, which are not handled within Exceptional Student Services. Empowerment Scholarships are funded from an account established to provide an education for qualified students, and must include reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science.
For more information about these scholarships, please visit the Empowerment Scholarship website.
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) icon More Information on ASDB
Phone Jeff Rhodes, Residential and Institutional Voucher Specialist,
at (602) 542-4387.
Phone Annie Sheppard, Residential and Institutional Voucher Support,
at (928) 637-1863.
Or Email the Vouchers Unit.