DEC offers an array of training, assistance, and support services designed to enable persons of any age who have a disability or long-term illness to learn better daily living skills, improve communication, and reduce maladaptive behaviors while providing support to the family.


DEC offers an Adult Day Treatment & Training Program (DTA) for high school graduates as well as adults over the age of 22 with developmental disabilities and provides a caring, supportive environment for clients to develop the skills to live independent and self-sufficient lives.

Day Treatment &
Summer Program

DEC’s Day Treatment & Training Summer Program (DTS) is a unique opportunity for children and youth between the ages of 7 to 17 years. The program typically maintains a ratio of one staff member for every four clients. A one-on-one ratio can be provided when needed.


DEC can assist in connecting Adult Developmental Home providers to individuals with developmental disabilities, 18 and older, who cannot live on their own or with their family. These homes provide the daily love, care and necessities for those in need of day to day assistance.


A Community of Friendship
and Acceptance

Located in Glendale, Arizona, Developmental Enrichment Centers (DEC) provides comprehensive life skills training and personal care services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We invite you to stop by and visit our facility or contact us at (602) 993-5153 to arrange for a program tour.

DEC also provides in-home care with respite services that give relief to the primary caregiver and habilitation services that expand the life-skills training provided in our day programs. Take a few moments to check out the rest of our site and learn more about our history, visit the photo gallery, or perhaps explore the possibility of partnering with us on behalf of the disabled.

Work With Us

Working with children and adults with developmental disabilities is an experience like no other. Where else can you create deep, lasting bonds, while empowering them to reach new levels of respect, self-determination and empowerment?

Make A Donation

The support of our community allows DEC to provide services that bring independence and confidence to the lives of those we serve. We invite you to become a supporter of DEC today by giving a monetary or in-kind gift or by volunteering your time.

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