Is there an age requirement for enrollment into One Step Beyond?
All prospective participants must be at least eighteen years of age to enroll at One Step Beyond.
How do I enroll my adult into One Step Beyond?
To enroll your adult into One Step Beyond Arizona, you will need to contact Mike Smyth, Arrowhead/Creekside Campus Enrollment/ISP Coordinator or Christine Napoli, Surprise Campus Enrollment/ISP Coordinator. You will need to complete and bring a copy of the Enrollment Packet to your meeting.
To enroll your adult into One Step Beyond California, you will need to contact Madison Blanton, California Executive Director. You will need to complete and bring a copy of the Enrollment Packet to your meeting.
Is there tuition or a cost to enroll into One Step Beyond?
If your adult receives services through DDD/DES, the state of Arizona pays all enrollment fees for your adult. Once enrolled, parents are responsible for payment of optional community outings such as bowling or prepaid lunch options (daily lunch meals are $5.00).
Can my member be transported home or to an appointment in the middle of the day?
No, if you would like your member to come home or leave program in the middle of the day it is up to the parent or guardian to provide transportation.
Am I able to provide transportation for another member when I pick up my adult?
When providing transportation for other members we require written consent from that member’s parent or guardian prior to pick up.
How do I notify someone if my adult does not need transportation for a particular day?
We ask parents to call the Transportation Hotline as soon as they are aware of an upcoming absence.
Arrowhead/Creekside Transportation Number: 480-439-0508
Surprise Campus Transportation Number: 623-522-8953
What classes are offered during the day?
Through our dynamic programs, participants have the opportunity to take classes that range from American Sign Language to Budgeting 101. There are also opportunities for participants enrolled in the Life Skills Programs to take college courses at Estrella Mountain Community College.
What is the staff to member ratio?
Whether out in the community or on campus, we have a one staff member to four participant ratio for our DTA Services, Pre-Vocational and Pre-Culinary Programs. For participants who are enrolled in the Group Supported Employment Programs, the ratio is one staff member for every two participants.
Does my adult need to bring their own lunch to program?
Members have multiple options on healthy lunches. You are welcome to bring your own meal and snacks to program, or members are welcome to order from our Culinary department, menus are available by campus and ordering is easy, meals are healthy and affordable.
What is a restricted donation versus an unrestricted donation?
A restricted donation is a donation where the donor has requested the funds be directed to a particular program or event. By law, organizations must abide by the request of the donor. Whereas, an unrestricted donation is a donation that does not have directions on how or where to allocate the donation. When an organization receives an unrestricted donation, the organization is able to use those monies to fill in the gaps that they see fit. When you make a contribution to One Step Beyond, you are able to restrict your donation to a particular program or event or provide an unrestricted donation.
We do not have an on-site nurse, however each of our staff members have First Aid, CPR, and Article 9 Trainings. Prior to receiving an offer of employment each of our employees undergo background checks and are required to have a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.