About DEC

About DEC 2017-01-30T18:03:45+00:00

About Developmental Enrichment Center

We are a faith-based, non-profit organization licensed and contracted with Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD). Together, our dedicated staff brings over 50 years of combined experience working on behalf of children and adults with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Cognitive Delay. If you wish to learn more about Developmental Enrichment Center, please feel free to contact us.

Funding is provided in part through our contract with the state. Additional support is offered through the generosity of individuals, local businesses, and corporate grants. DEC is recognized as an Arizona Charitable Organization serving the working poor and contributions made to DEC are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

Our Mission

Developmental Enrichment Centers endeavors to reflect God’s love for the developmentally disabled and their families through service, by providing a community to nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of all those we serve.

Our Vision

We are committed to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of each individual served by Developmental Enrichment Centers through both center and home based services. Recognizing the unique abilities of our clients, both young and elderly, and the challenges they face, we anticipate an expansion of comprehensive services to include residential services, graduated levels of support for medically fragile individuals, in-house therapy, job skills training, and job placement services.

Our Values

The administration and employees of Developmental Enrichment Centers encourage one another to develop within themselves a core set of values. These values, known as the “fruits of the spirit,” are found in Galatians 5:22 and serve as foundational Christian life principles. Exhibition of these nine attributes is the measure we use to assess all employees.

With a desire to make a difference within the community we serve, our staff is committed to the following:

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.



*Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (respectively “Title VI” and “Title VII”), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Developmental Enrichment Centers prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Developmental Enrichment Centers must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, Developmental Enrichment Centers must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that Developmental Enrichment Centers will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance, if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, please contact Nancy Younger at 602-993-5153. Para obtener este documento en otro formato o obtener información adicional sobre esta política, contactar Nancy Younger a 602-993-5153.