About Us

We are providing an environment for our members to grow & excel

CDE is a company designed to service individuals with developmental disabilities. Although the company name implies that we focus on children, we do much more. We offer Habilitation, Respite, Attendant Care and Individual Design Living Arrangement (IDLA) services to individuals of all ages. CDE is contracted to provide services across the state of Arizona. CDE upholds a quality image of providing excellent service, with care and compassion. CDE’s goal is to establish long term relationships between our members and staff. CDE will meet all of their members needs with dignity and respect. Everyone affiliated with CDE upholds high morals and standards, because to us this is so much more than just a job. We all have personal and/or professional experience with individuals with developmental disabilities, so at CDE we take our line of work very seriously. CDE’s most important factor is quality of service

CDE makes a point to do group outings into the community on a regular basis. Past trips include the Fire House, local parks, Amazing Jakes, Water Parks, the Phoenix Zoo, the State Fair, McDonalds Field Trip, the Ostrich Farm, the Circus, Casa Grande National Ruins, and Sensory Friendly Movies. Individuals can go on these outings with their provider only, or guardians and siblings are welcome to attend as well. The more the merrier! On top of our Group Outings, CDE also offers an opportunity for our members ages 14-23 to get together in our “Teen Fun Fellowship Group.” In this group teens can hang out at kickbacks, go to the movies or attend our annual camping trip and interact with friends their own age. Our adult members, ages 45 and up, can join the “Adult Sociables,” to interact on a more adult level and at a slower pace. Members of this group can enjoy outings to various restaurants and buffets, bowling, or going to the movies.

CDE services apply to anyone receiving DDD hours, with no out of pocket cost to the families or caregivers. If you are not currently receiving DDD hours, but feel you may be eligible for hours, please contact CDE for more information.

Our Staff

Aquilina Mendez-Faultner

Aquilina Mendez-Faultner


Phone: (602)-367-0071

Email: Lina@topcde.com

My husband and I started Child Development & Education in 2007. Prior to that, I worked in the fields of education and nursing. I have always had a passion for assisting people and helping them find their true potential. As CEO, I oversee all aspects of business, from legal to day-to-day operations. I make sure all the members needs are met in the most efficient, professional, and caring way. My continuous goal is to ensure the company runs smooth, member’s physical and emotional needs are met, and staff feel valued, appreciated, and are passionate about their position and its impact on the members.
On a personal note: I graduated from South Mountain Community College in 2005 with an Associates Degree in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies – Public Administration, and in 2023 with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. I have 4 amazing children, and 3 beautiful grand-babies.
Adam Faultner

Adam Faultner


Phone: (480)-559-2232

Email: Adam@topcde.com

Hello, my name is Adam Faultner. I am a Director at Child Development & Education LLC & TopCDE DTA in Coolidge Arizona.
My wife Lina & I started CDE in February 2007.
My background is in truck driving and some small ranching and operating equipment. My role here at CDE is maintaining all the facilities needs and vehicles keeping everything safe for members and employees. I’m involved in all round table policy meetings and assist in policy adjustments. My passion for CDE starts with the members. I want to ensure every member and employee feels like they are the most important person here and know how important every role is in our CDE family. From employee to member everyone on our team is vital for CDE’s success and we are grateful and excited to serve our community.

Amanda Felix

Amanda Felix

Vice President (Interim HCBS Manager)

Phone: (520)-709-2291

Email: Amanda@topcde.com

Hello my name is Amanda Felix. I started working in this field in 2007, in a special education resource room. My passion of assisting children and adults with disabilities has grown tremendously over the years. I have been working with Child Development & Education since 2012. I started as a respite worker and now proudly serve as the organizations Vice President and interim HCBS Manager. I work hand and hand with the families, staff, and CEO to ensure all aspects of business run smoothly. My hobbies are hanging out with family, exercising and chasing around my own special needs kiddos who send me on an adventure everyday.

Ariah Faultner

Ariah Faultner

DTA Clinical Director

Email: Ariah@topcde.com
Phone: 602-300-0343

My name is Ariah Faultner. I began working with TopCDE, Child Development & Education as an office assistant in 2014 and, over the years, have stepped into various roles from HCBS direct care provider to developmental health specialist at our DTA. Currently, I am happily supporting our company as the Clinical Director for the Coolidge DTA. Through the years of working with the company and in different fields of the healthcare community, I’ve learned that my passion and purpose lie within providing support for our members and families, & watching them grow as individuals with TopCDE. That realization has led me to pursue my Bachelor’s in Psychology and my Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. My education has given me a new perspective on behavior and effectively training our care providers to assist families and members in achieving their personal goals and promoting independence regardless of their age or background.

I am proud to work with TopCDE and support our mission of “working together as a family to give you the power to succeed.” We believe that all goals are possible through the support and compassionate care, and we are enthusiastic about ensuring that all of their objectives, goals, and needs are met through the care we provide for our members!

Get In Touch

Location: 244 W Coolidge Ave, Coolidge, AZ 85128

Telephone: (520) 723-5024

Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm