Utah Assistive Technology Program July 2014 Newsletter

The Utah Assistive Technology Program has released their July 2014 newsletter. It contains a lot of great information. To read a full version, or to sign up, click here. To visit their website, click hereUATP.

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Governor Scott Announces end of Wait List in Florida

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities for the state of Florida announced that all individuals with critical needs who have been on their waiting list as of July 1, 2014 will be offered enrollment in their Home and Community-Based Medicaid waiver. Quoting the article: “Governor Scott said, ‘We’re committed to providing every Florida family the opportunity to live the American Dream – and this year’s It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget invested another $20 million to move all remaining individuals with critical needs off of the waiting list, which is the first time this has happened in the history of the agency. This is the second year in a row we’ve been able to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.’”

To read the full article, click: Florida Eliminates Wait List

Utah… We are waiting!

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Washington County Caregivers Wellbeing and Empowerment Class


We are gearing up for the Caregivers Wellbeing and empowerment class. This will be an RSVP only event! You must RSVP in order to get the location. All RSVP’s must be in by August 7 so we can have plenty of material and care gifts. Hope you’ll join us.

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Salt Lake City School District Summer Feeding Program

The Salt Lake City School District offers a summer feeding program for all children ages 18 and younger from June 9 – August 19, 2014 at various sites throughout the community. For more information, go to http://www.slcschools.org/departments/childnutrition/documents/TheONE2014summerflyer.pdf.


El Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City ofrece un programa de alimentación en el verano para todos los menores hasta los 18 años de edad desde el 9 junio hasta el 19 agosto 2014, en varios lugares en toda la comunidad. Para obtener más información, vaya a:


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Roads to Independence July Calendar of Events


There are still many opportunities to have fun at Roads to Independence this summer. Stay connected with Roads on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roads-to-Independence/161826950528901

Below is a list of events they have planned for the remainder of July:

7-11 Planting Tree Day at Jefferson Park behind the Center at 10 am. after the tree planting and park clean-up there will be a BBQ!! (This is to replace the trees that were stolen from the park)

7-16 Anderson Cove Day with the SLC, Logan, and Provo Centers Camp-out. Roads will be attending their festivities for the day to join in the fun! Bring a lunch and drinks! We leave the center at 9am. If you want to stay the full camp-out with them the 15th-17th contact Michael at 801-466-5565 and to go up for the day with the Roads to Independence, contact Karen 801-317-2857

7-17 Bowling at WSU from 6:30-8:30 FREE w/Pizza

7-18 Cycling and Canoeing with Common Ground at Fort Buenventura. Meet there at 10 am and bring your own lunch!!! We will have a fun day!!

7-21 Ice Skating at the Ice Sheet WSU from 12-2pm $1 fee

7-22 Camp-Out Registration. Come to the Center at 1pm to register for the camp-out and sign up for the activities. We have to have all registration papers in on August 5th so pick that paperwork up today!!!!

7-23 Ceramics 1-3 pm at the South Ogden Sr. Center, 580 39th Street.

7-24 Pioneer Day: CLOSED

7-25 Nicklecade 11-1, meet there at 4046 Riverdale Road and bring the nickles!

7-28 Movie/Game Night 5-8pm Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Game: Bingo
7-30 American West Heritage Center. Cost: $2.50, (Logan) BUS. for those that drive, you can follow the bus there. We leave the Center at 9am

7-30 Gardening 12:30-1:30 pm at Center

7-31 Games in the Park and Clean-up 5-7pm, Your Choice, Basketball, croquet, Frizbee, Thumb Ball, West Sponge Toss.


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Utah Parent Center Summer Resources

The Utah Parent Center has released their list of fun adventures for families over the summer months. To view the list or print a copy for yourself, click on the link: eConnections-7-03-2014


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Support Autism Research! Race 4 a Cause presents the First Dam Pancake Run


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GAP and UTA meeting in Ogden

Hello Everyone,

Next Monday, June 30th we are holding a Grassroots Advocacy Partnership meeting.  The meeting is 4:00 at Roads to Independence (3355 Washington Blvd). We will be strategizing for things we want to advocate for and changes we want to make over the next few months.

Directly following the GAP meeting, at 5:00, the UTA will be holding a public meeting at Roads to Independence.  During this meeting they will be discussing changes in routes and take input on public transportation usability.

Please come and give your input at both meetings!

Hope to see you there!

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Making Sure the Kids Are Alright

A checklist for families who have children or loved ones with special needs
***Join us at the Murray Library
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 10:00a – 12:00p
Register by clicking on the link below.

(seating is limited to 50, also if you are in need of assistance for an interpreter please mark on your RSVP)

Life Planning Stages Timeline
Presented by Sarah Nitta

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Almost every little girl wants to be a princess!!


Click on Princess Pageant to see information about the “little princess” event in August!

Princess Pageant

The Princess Pageant is an special pageant for contestants under 12 years old. These contestants are called “Little Wheelzz.” Their pageant is held separately from the older Ms. Wheelchair Utah Pageant. The events for the Princess Pageant are the Princess Tea Party and Princess Pageant. There is also an online (emailed) orientation and application process.

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