Cottonwood: Y.E.S. The Arc

Y.E.S. The Arc began in 1974 as a school for mentally retarded children. It expanded into serving adults with developmental disabilities in 1975 and in 1981 the children’s program became a part of the public school system. Y.E.S. The Arc values the development and fostering of personal relationships with family and friends, along with individual and family initiative in making choices and expressing consumer preferences. Y.E.S. The Arc offers programs and services that support and enhance consumer independence, self-esteem, mutual respect, value and dignity. Opportunities, programs and services are designed and developed in partnership with consumers, family members, fiduciaries and community members. These programs and services are provided through comprehensive residential settings and community-based systems that recognize and supports cultural diversity.

Prescott: Y.E.I. – Yavapai Exceptional Industries

yeiWe’ve been providing job training, employment, volunteer placements, and support services for developmentally disabled adult residents of the cities and towns of the Central Highlands since 1974. Our program of Developmental Employment, which includes our award-winning Community Contribution Corps, (community volunteer placements) has been continually accredited at the highest level of service by the National Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1978.

Tucson: Achieve Builds Confidence

Achieve Builds Confidence, Inc. is committed to provide the finest in services for the population in our programs. Contracted through the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities, Achieve, Inc. provides Group Supported Employment, Day Treatment and Training, Home Based Respite, Habilitation Training, Attendant Care, and summer programs for children 5 to 22 years of age.


San Luis Obispo: Achievement House, Inc.

NCI Affiliates and Achievement House are 501c 3 non-profit agencies serving the vocational and community living needs of persons with developmental disabilities in San Luis Obispo, northern Santa Barbara, and Monterey counties. We provide an array of vocational services and programs to assist individuals in developing appropriate workplace skills and behaviors so as to enhance individual productivity, independence, and community integration. Our philosophy is that in order to be an effective program, we must work in partnership with the individual and his/her support network. We have effectively demonstrated that individuals with even the most severe limitations can be gainfully employed and become contributing members of their respective communities if appropriate support is developed and maintained.

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