May 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Rachelle Giles
Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities Statement on State FY 19 Budget Funding for Developmental Disabilities
Phoenix, Ariz. -The Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD) is pleased that the state FY 19 budget included significant funding for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
AAPPD Chair Stephen Barkley said that, “while there is more work to be done, we are grateful to legislators and the Governor for continuing to recognize the need for additional funding to support one of Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. We look forward to continuing to work towards a permanent and sustainable level of funding that addresses low caregiver compensation and the many quality of care issues that stem from it.”
AAPPD is a 501 (c) 4 statewide consortium of providers contracted to deliver services to individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities and has served the state of Arizona since 1985. AAPPD provides advocacy, counsel and other services to more than 90 member organizations that share a common dedication to the needs of individuals and families with disabilities.