Utah Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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 STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
 EDUCATION:  Special
 Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DELAWARE DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
 
INFANTS EARLY 
Intervention System.
DELAWARE DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH  
for children and youth.
TRANSITION
Choices
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENT Training and
 Information Project.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN with Special Health Care Needs.  MENTAL HEALTH 
Agency
PARENT-TEACHER Association (PTA)

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Mae Taylor, Director
At Risk and Special Education Services
State Office of Education 
250 East 500 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3204 
            (801) 538-7706      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Brenda Broadbent, Preschool Specialist
Special Education Services Unit, State Office of Education 
250 East Fifth South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
            (801) 538-7708      
E-mail: bbroadbe@USOE.k12.ut.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Darla Saunders, EIP Director
Utah Dept. of Health
Community & Family Health Services
Children with Special Health Care Needs – BWEIP
Box 144720
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4720
            (801) 584-8226      ;             (801) 584-8496      
E-mail: hlfhs44med.dsaunder@state.ut.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Blaine Petersen, Executive Director
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
            (801) 538-7530       (V/TTY)
E-mail: bpeterse@usoe.k12.ut.us
URL: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/usor/usor.htm

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Kenneth Hennefer, Specialist
Transition & Applied Techology
Services for At Risk Students (SARS)
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
            (801) 538-7700      
E-mail: khennefe@USOE.k12.ut.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Meredith Alden, Director
Division of Mental Health, Department of Human Services
120 North 200 West, 4th Floor 
Salt Lake City, UT 84103 
            (801) 538-4270       
E-mail: HSADMIN1.MAlden@EMAIL.state.ut.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Mary Ann Williams, Program Coordinator
Division of MH, Department of Social Services 
120 North 200 West, 4th Floor 
P.O. Box 45500 
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0500 
            (801) 538-4270      
E-mail: HSADMIN1.MWilliams@EMAIL.state.ut.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Sue Geary, Director
Division of Services for People with Disabilities 
Department of Human Services
120 North 200 West, #411
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
            (801) 538-4200       
E-mail: SGeary@email.state.ut.us
URL: http://www.hsdspd.state.ut.us/

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Catherine Chambless, Executive Director 
UT Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities
555 East 300 So. #201 
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 
            (801) 533-4128      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Fraser Nelson, Executive Director 
Disability Law Center
455 East 400 South, Suite 410 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
            (801) 363-1347      ;             (800) 662-9080       (In UT) (V/TTY)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Utah Department of Health
Community & Family Health Services
Children with Special Health Care Needs
44 North Medical Drive
Box 144650 BHCS
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4650
            (801) 584-8240      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Bill Gibson, Director
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
309 East 100 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
            (801) 323-4343      
E-mail: bgibson@usoe.k12.ut.us
URL: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/usor/usor.htm

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Rusty Wales, Administrator
Utah Community Center for the Deaf
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
5709 South 1500 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
            (801) 263-4860       (V/TTY)
            (800) 860-4860       (V/TTY, in UT only)
E-mail: wwales@usoe.k12.ut.us
URL: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/usor/usor.htm 

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Rural Education, UT State Office of Education 
250 East 500 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
            (801) 538-7892       

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Autism Society of Utah
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
            (801) 583-7049      

Brain Injury
Ron Roskos, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of UT (BIAU), Inc.
1800 South West Temple, Suite 203, Box 22
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
            (801) 484-2240      ;             (800) 281-8442      

Cerebral Palsy 
Marta Macdonald, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of UT
1018 West Atherton Drive, Suite A103
P.O. Box 70309
West Valley City, UT 84170-0309
            (801) 266-1805      ;             (888) UCP-UTAH      

Epilepsy 
Paul Sagers, Executive Director 
Epilepsy Association of Utah 
641 East 400 South 
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
            (801) 534-0210       

Learning Disabilities 
Bonnie Hussey, Executive Secretary
Learning Disabilities Association of Utah
P. O. Box 651052 
Salt Lake City, UT 84165-1052
            (801) 463-3890      

Mental Health 
Marilyn Mitchell, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in Utah 
4535 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT 84120
            (801) 963-7337      

Lori Cerar and Patricia Baker, Project Co-Coordinators
Allies with Families
2290 East 4500 South, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
            (801) 272-1068       (V/TTY);             (800) 468-1160       (In Utah) 

Harvey Hirschi, President
UT Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
P.O. Box 58047
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0047
            (801) 584-2023      

Mental Retardation 
Bev Adcock, Executive Director 
The Arc of Utah 
455 East 400 South, Suite 300 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 
            (801) 364-5060      ;             (800) 371-5060       (In UT)

Speech and Hearing 
Marilyn Price-Larson, President 
UT Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
P.O. Box 171363
Holladay, UT 84117
            (801) 584-1242      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Richard O. Starley, President/CEO 
Cynthia Vargo, Director of Programs & Services 
Easter Seal Society of Utah, Inc. 
638 E. Wilmington Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84106-1491 
            (801) 486-3778       (V/TTY);             (800) 399-1991       (In Utah)Linda Smith & Kris Fawson, Co-Directors
Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities
2040 E. Murray Holladay Road, Suite 115
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
            (801) 277-6299      

J.T. Simkins, Manager
Access Utah Network
555 East 300 South #201
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
            (800) 333-8824       (outside SLC);             (801) 533-4636       (SLC area)
E-mail: jsimkins@state.ut.us
URL: http://www.accessut.state.ut.us

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Marvin Fifield, Director 
Center for Persons with Disabilities/A Univ. Affiliated Program
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-6800 
            (801) 797-1981      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Marvin Fifield, Project Director
Utah Assistive Technology Program
Center for Persons with Disabilities
UMC 6855
Logan, UT 84322-6855
            (801) 797-1982      ;             (801) 797-2096       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Helen Post, Executive Director
Jennie Gibson, Project Coordinator
Utah Parent Center 
2290 East, 4500 South, Suite 110 
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
            (801) 272-1051       (V/TTY);             (800) 468-1160       (In UT)
E-mail: upc@inconnect.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT 

Kathie Peterson & Stephanie Wilkey, Coordinators 
Hope – A Parent to Parent Network 
2290 East 4500 South, Suite 110 
Salt Lake City, UT 84117 
            (801) 272-0493      ;             (800) 468-1160       (In UT)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Barbara Willie, President
Utah Congress of Parents and Teachers
1037 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102-1578
            (801) 359-3875      ;             (800) 246-3875      
E-mail: utah.pta@m.k12.ut.us

TRANSITION

Kenneth Hennefer, Specialist
Transition & Applied Techology
Services for At Risk Students (SARS)
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
            (801) 538-7700      
E-mail: khennefe@USOE.k12.ut.usGail Kulp, Project Coordinator
Educated Transition Choices (ETC)
2290 East 4500 South, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
            (801) 272-0897       (V/TTY);             (800) 468-1160       (In Utah)


Utah Web
 

Community
State Info and Services
Utah State and Local Government
Salt Lake City Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Utah Public LandsFamily and Parenting 
Planned Parenthood Association of Utah

Hunger and Poverty 
Utah Issues

Disability Information 
Arc of Utah
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Utah Independent Living CenterHealth 
Utah Area Health Education Centers Program (UTAH-AHEC)
Computers and Technology 
Tech Corps Utah
Utah Computer Society
Children and Youth 
Greater Salt Lake Council Boy Scouts of America
Utah Chapter for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Homelessness and Housing
Travelers Aid Society
Utah County Habitat for Humanity
Wasatch Homeless Health Care
Education 
Education Info
Utah’s Project for Inclusion 


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