Parent/Guardian Support

Having a child who has an intellectual disability (I.D.) is something that most parents don’t expect. Maneuvering one’s way through governmental and medical agencies in search of services and support can be an overwhelming task. One Step Beyond provides numerous resources dedicated to aiding parents with children who have intellectual disability. These resources include information on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Guardianship and Powers of Attorney, support services available through the Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disability (DES/DDD)Vocational Rehabilitative Services (VR), and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS).

We help parents determine the type of services and support their adult may need and guide them through the steps necessary to receive those services and support. We offer training in CPR, First Aid, Article 9, and habilitation services in addition to connecting parents of adults who have intellectual disability through parent meetings and social gatherings.