DTA – Day Treatment Adult

We are always looking for qualified direct care workers. Visit our Employment page for more information.

Basic Information

- DTA is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm

- We ask that your loved one attends the program Monday through Friday to keep ratios consistent.

- Transportation may be available, talk with your support coordinator to see if your loved one qualified. GMS does not guarantee transportation, routes are based on location and availability.

- Please send us your contact information as well as a little info about your loved one so we can assess if we have a proper placement for them. A questionnaire can be found at the bottom of the page.

Our Program

We have daily art activity and group activities planned. All programs offer board games, puzzles, art supplies, small motor, gross motor, literature, some computer time, and sensory activities. We have outings and holiday events planned each month throughout the year. Our program is a group setting and members have an opportunity to interact with their peers throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is DTA?

A: The main focus of DTA is skill building in a group setting with an emphasis on recreation, leisure and socialization.

Q: How many hours is DTA per day?

A: A max of 8 DTA hours can be attended per day. Hours do not roll over to compensate for missed days.

Q: Can I use DTA hours at home?

A: DTA hours can only be billed in a certified facility and cannot be billed in the home.

Q: Should my loved one attend DTA? How can I get the hours for it?

A: If you think your loved one would benefit from DTA, please contact your support coordinator. They will help you start the process.

Q: If my loved one doesn’t have DTA hours, do you accept private pay?

A: No, all members must receive services through DDD to attend our programs. We cannot accept private payment.

Q: Does GMS provide lunch and snacks for my loved one?

A: GMS does not provide lunch and snacks. Each member is responsible for supplying their our lunch and snacks daily.

Q: What will my loved one be doing at GMS DTA?

A: Along with our provided activities, each DTA member has individual goals focusing on social skills. Each DTA group has a flexible schedule they follow daily.

Q: Which location would be most appropriate for my loved one?

A: Complete the questionnaire at the bottom of the page. A supervisor will help assess which center is appropriate for your loved one.

Q: How do I know what ratio my loved one receives?

A: Your support coordinator should be able to tell you what ratio your loved one is approved for. All members are given a 1-4 ratio (one staff to four members) but an enhanced ratio can be assessed for those with physical, behavioral or medical issues. Approval from DDD is needed before we can provide services to your loved one.

Thank you for your interest in our program, please let us know if you have further questions.

Interested in GMS DTA?

While we cannot guarantee you a space in our program, please send us some information about your child. Email: julieb@gmsaz.org

Please include the following Information:
Guardian Name:
Contact #:
Email Address:
Adults Name:
Age & Gender:
Living? Home, ADH or Group Home (name):
Cross Streets:
Are you interested in transportation? (must qualify):
Ambulatory:
DTA ratio:
Support Coordinator & contact info:
Behavior concerns (explain):
Medical concerns (explain):
DTA ratio (1:1, 1:2 or 1:4):
Share a little about your loved one:

If you would like to send us a copy of their ISP/Planning Document from the state, it will speed up the process if we are able to accommodate your loved one in our DTA program.

GMS Offers DTA at the Following Locations

Ability Center
6549 E. University Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Extension Center
727 S. Extension Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210

Discovery Center
1183 N. Recker Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234