DTS – Day Treatment Summer

DTS 2021 is FULL

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

Basic Information

- DTS is offered Monday through Friday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

- Transportation is not available to and from the program by Guthrie Mainstream.

- Registration for our current members is due by the end of April. We will then assess how many spaces we have available for new members.

- While we cannot guarantee you a space in our program, we would be happy to keep your contact information on file and touch base with you if we have a space open for your child.

- Please send us your contact information as well as a little info about your child so we can assess if we have a proper placement for them.

Our Program

Our theme this year is “Discovery the Summer.” Many activities will be geared around this theme. Throughout the day children and teens will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. While each center is set-up a little differently and may have varying materials to offer, all planned activities are the same throughout the programs. A few extra special events are scheduled throughout the summer.

Monday is movie day. “Guthrie Bucks” can be earned and used to purchase movie tickets for our Guthrie Theater and snack stand.

Wednesdays/Thursdays are adventure day. A special event is planned in correlation with the theme we are exploring each week.

Friday is Spirit Day! Every Friday a different theme spirit day is planned.

Along with the above planned activities, there is a daily art activity and group activity planned. All programs offer board games, puzzles, art supplies, small motor, gross motor, literature, computer time, and sensory activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is DTS?

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

Q: How many hours of DTS can be billed per day?

A: A max of 4 DTS hours can be billed per day. Hours do not roll over to compensate for missed days.

Q: When does DTS registration begin?

A: The deadline for current children attending the program is April 30. After we assess our available space we will open registration for new members. We will try to contact new members after the 15th of May. While we cannot guarantee it, providing call back information will increase your chance of obtaining a space in our DTS program.

Q: When does DTS start?

A: DTS begins June 1st and ends August 31st. Some children choose to attend until school resumes or just for the months of June and July.

Q: Can I use DTS hours at home?

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

Q: Should my child attend DTS? How can I get the hours for it?

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

Q: If my child doesn’t have DTS hours, do you accept private pay?

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

Q: How do you group children?

A: We try our best to group children based on their physical and developmental level. Children, teens and young adults are grouped separately by age. We want your child to have the best experience while attending our program. We will let you know if we do not have an appropriate group for them to join.

Q: What will my child be working on?

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

Q: What types of activities will my child be doing?

A: Some of our large group activities include: musical chairs, obstacle courses, relay races, parachute, Don’t Eat Pete, balloon volleyball, Bingo, treasure hunts, dance parties, and hide and seek. Some small group activities include: art, play-dough, board games, bubbles, computer lab, reading and imagination.

Q: Which location would be most appropriate for my child?

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

Q: How do I know what ratio my child receives?

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

Q: Do you provide transportation to and from the program?

A: No, we do not provide transportation to and from the program. Although you are assessed transportation hours through DDD, we are unable to provide that service.

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

Interested in GMS DTS?

While we cannot guarantee you a space in our program, please complete the linked questionnaire below to let us know you are interested in our program.

We will accommodate our current members first and then evaluate what space remains for new members. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

DTS 2021 is full at this time. 

GMS Offers DTS at the Following Locations

Ability Center
Children 5 to 13 years of age
Teens 13 to 17 years of age
Young Adults 18 to 21 years of age
6549 E. University Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Discovery Center
Children 5 to 13 years of age
Teens 13 to 17 years of age
Young Adults 18 to 21 years of age
1183 N. Recker Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234