Special Education Directors,
Please see this attached memo from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) regarding school-aged DDD members who are not able to attend in-person school and who need support to engage in remote learning. DDD worked with AHCCCS and ADE/ESS to determine the services that could be helpful for DDD members during the COVID-19 pandemic and beginning September 8, 2020, DDD may assess for and authorize Attendant Care and Nursing services to support DDD members who are learning remotely. This assessment will include:
- Documenting member’s “school day” in the daily schedule section of the planning document.
- Determining member’s need for support during identified remote learning time. Examples include difficulty using the technology, need for supervision due to safety concerns, need for consistent redirection, physical support, behavioral support, or other similar need.
- Identifying the support available to the member for remote learning. Examples include parents/step-parents, primary caregivers, siblings, neighbors, or in-home school personnel.
- If parents/step-parents, legal representatives, or primary caregivers are unavailable, the reason why (e.g., work, school, other) must be documented.
If you have any questions, please contact the DDD Customer Service Center at 1-844-770-9500. Other resources can be accessed on the DDD webpage.