DTT – Day Treatment Training

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

Basic Information

- DTT 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.

- 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. 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. While children may have different ratios, they are in a group setting and have an opportunity to interact with their peers throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is DTT?

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

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

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

Q: Can I use DTT hours at home?

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

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

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

Q: If my child doesn’t have DTT 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 DTT member has individual goals focusing on social skills. Each DTT 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 DTT?

While we cannot guarantee you a space in our program, and we do not have a waiting list, 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.

Feel free to send us some information about your child. Email: julieb@gmsaz.org

We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Please include the following Information:
Guardian Name:
Contact #:
Email Address:
Childs Name:
Age & Gender:
Cross Streets:
DTS ratio:
Share a little about your child:

If you would like to send us a copy of their ISP and IEP it will speed up the process if we are able to accommodate your child in our DTS program.

GMS Offers DTT 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

Extension Center
Young Adults 18 to 21 years of age
727 S. Extension Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210
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

Learning Center
Children 3 to 12 years of age
Teens 13 to 17 years of age
3200 N. Dobson Rd. bldg. E.
Chandler, AZ 85224

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