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Utah Parent Center offers free training, information, referral, and assistance to parents and professionals through information, referrals, individual assistance, workshops, presentations, and displays. Contact Utah Parent Center at: www.utahparentcenter.org or 800-468-1160

Utah Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families, friends and advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated, and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of health care; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals. Contact Utah Family Voices at: www.utahfamilyvoices.org or 801-272-1068

Services offered by the Utah Health Department:

Children with Special Health Care Needs – For general information, call 801-584-8284 in the Salt Lake area or statewide toll free at 800-829-8200 or visit www.health.utah.gov/cshcn

Baby Watch Early Intervention (for children birth to three) – 800-961-4226 or visit www.utahbabywatch.org

Child Development Clinic (for children birth to seven) – 801-584-8510

Utah Primary Safety Net Clinics and Resources – health services for children and families with little or no healthcare coverage: www.health.utah.gov/safetynet

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – 877-543-7669 or visit www.health.utah.gov/chip

Utah Medicaid autism waiver information – www.health.utah.gov/medicaid

Services, Equipment, Subsidies, Support Groups, Etc.:

United Way 211 Connect provides information pertaining to disabilities (services, supports, adaptive equipment, etc.)
Dial 211 or 888-826-9790or visit www.uw.org/211

DSPD—Division of Services for People with Disabilities provides respite care, supplements daycare fees, links with other local supports. Call 801-538-4200 or visit www.dspd.utah.gov

SSI—Supplemental Security Income for children and adults with disabilities; must have a disability and be income eligible.

Salt Lake City 801-524-4115

Ogden 877-378-9081

Provo 866-366-9549

St. George 866-466-7085

National office locator service available at 866-851-5275 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-child-ussi.htm

 

UCAT—Utah Center for Assistive Technology provides assessment/demonstration of assistive technology devices and computer hardware and software for people with disabilities. Call 801-887-9380 or 888-866-5550 or visit ucat.usor.utah.gov

WIC (Nutrition services for children birth to five) 801-538-6960 or toll free 877-942-5437. Clinic locations and enrollment guidelines online: www.health.utah.gov/wic

Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University – 435-797-1981 or 866-284-2821 or visit www.cpd.usu.edu

Early Intervention and Special Education
Preschools/Schools:

Baby Watch Early Intervention, 800-961-4226 or visit www.utahbabywatch.org

Call your local school district for information on:
Special Education/Developmental Preschool (ages 3-5)

Head Start-call local program or www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs Each county has its own program.

Utah Parent Center provides information about diagnosing autism and autism support. You can also contact the Carmen B. Pingree School for Children with Autism, 801-581-0194 (private pay). Other resources include the University of Utah School of Medicine Utah Autism Research Program at www.medicine.utah.edu/autismresearch.

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University can be reached by calling 435-797-2002. The CPD’s ASD Clinic provides ASD diagnoses for individuals 18 months through adulthood.

Mental Health Services:

Call the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to find the Community Mental Health Center nearest to you: 801-538-3939 or visit www.dsamh.utah.gov

The Children’s Center: 801-582-5534 (East Center – Salt Lake City) or 801-966-4251 (Kearns Center – Kearns) or visit www.tccslc.org

Mental health/behavior problem treatment for children ages 2 to 7, University of Utah Child & Adolescent Specialty Clinics at 801-585-1212 or visit
healthcare.utah.edu/uni/services/adolescent_behavioral_clinic.html

Support, Advocacy Groups, Etc.:

Autism Society of America: 800-328-8476 or visit www.autismsociety.org

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder: 801-537-7878 or visit www.chaddofutah.com

Utah Child Care Resource & Referral Services: 800-622-7390, individual numbers available for each of the six regions in the state, or visit www.jobs.utah.gov/occ

Disability Law Center: 801-363-1347 or toll free 800-662-9080 (TTY: 801-924-3185) or visit www.disabilitylawcenter.org

Easter Seals: 801-486-3778or visit www.easterseals.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Utah: 801-323-6320

Utah Down Syndrome Foundation, 801-466-1994 or visit www.udsf.org

Utah Parent Center: 801-272-1051 or 800-468-1160, information, workshops, and consultation for your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) workshops—stress management, bringing your child through transition phases, etc. Parent Consultants—parents who have “been there” – available and some are assigned to specific school districts
www.utahparentcenter.org

Family-to-Family Network, grassroots network of families helping each other with disability issues, www.utahparentcenter.org/services/family-to-family

Therapy Services – physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy:

Primary Children’s Medical Center, 801-588-3950. Other offices: North (in Bountiful), 801-292-8665; West (in Taylorsville), 801-840-4360; South (in Sandy), 801-571-1223; Ogden, 801-395-2634

Scottish Rite Children’s Learning Centers provides speech therapy for children age 3-12 years old, 801-486-0579 (Salt Lake City) or 801-391-9271 (Ogden)

University of Utah Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic: 801-581-3506

UFIT – U of U physical activity program for special needs kids: 801-581-7964 or visit www.health.utah.edu/ess/ufit

Shriner’s Hospital in Salt Lake City for special needs children:  801-536-3600 or visit www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org

Utah State University Communication Disorders Clinic: 435-797-1374 or visit comd.usu.edu/htm/clinics/clinicalservices/clinics-speech-language-pathology

Top Sports, a Center for Persons with Disabilities project, various team sports for children with disabilities in Logan and Smithfield: 435-797-7461 or visit www.cpdusu.org/projects