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ALTCS is the Arizona Long Term Care System that provides acute and long term care services under federal guidelines and federal funds.

The federal Medicaid Program contracts with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to provide a managed care system, part of which is ALTCS. AHCCCS in turn contracts with the Department of Economic Security/Division of Developmental Disabilities to deliver ALTCS services for eligible people with developmental disabilities.

AHCCCS determines eligibility based on your finances and on your medical and functional status. Here are some basic eligibility requirements for individuals:

• Must be a resident of Arizona, be a citizen or qualified immigrant,  and lawfully in the            United States.
• Must voluntarily apply.
• Must be at risk of having a developmental disability (up to age 6); or for those over age 6         have a diagnosis of epilepsy, cerebral palsy, cognitive disability, or autism.
• The disability must have occurred prior to the age of 18.

Must have substantial functional limitations in three of the seven major life areas: 

Self-Care: Eating, hygiene, bathing, etc
Receptive and Expressive Language: Communicating with others
Learning: Acquiring and processing new information
Mobility: Moving from place to place
Self-Direction: Managing personal finances, protecting self-interest, or making independent decisions which may affect well-being
Capacity for independent living: Needing daily supervision or assistance
Economic Self-Sufficiency: Being able to financially support oneself

Consumer Advocacy Projects, Inc is a vendor agency of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD). Program participants must receive funding for any of these services.