Our Mission and Values

The Arizona Training & Evaluation Center, Inc. (AZTEC) operates a variety of person-centered services designed to provide individuals receiving supports through AZTEC with an environment in which they are able to live, learn, make decisions for themselves and to interact within the community. Our programs operate under the philosophy that individuals with disabilities have a right to training, to a normal environment, and to the same rights, privileges and respect which are due to every person.


It is the philosophy of the Arizona Training & Evaluation Center, Inc. (AZTEC) that every human being, regardless of their level of ability, has the right to develop to his/her maximum potential.


All services and programs will provide opportunities that incorporate a multi-dimensional approach to personal growth. This approach also reflects the interaction of the person within his/her environment with regards to independence, rights and responsibilities, relationships, societal contributions, participation in school, community, employment opportunities and overall well-being.


For over 35 years, AZTEC’s activities and decisions have been guided by our Mission Statement and our staff take great pride in working to encourage individuals to improve the quality of their lives and to reach their full potential every day.