Monthly Archives: March 2012

Law Enforcement and Autism: A Crucial Conversation

May 23, 2012
9:00 amto11:00 am
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office and Families of Autism and Asperger’s Standing Together (F.A.A.S.T.) are holding a free training program aimed to equip first responders and parents with needed information and skills to assist those on the Autism Spectrum in times of emergency or crisis. The program is being held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Weber County Sheriff’s Office: 721 West 12th Street. Lt. Mark Lowther from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and James Vaughan, father of a child with autism and co-founder of F.A.A.S.T. will lead the training.

First responders will meet from 9:00am – 11:00am; the parent session will follow from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

For more information, call 801-778-6705.

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Angency Fair Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11, 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Annual Wasatch Front Agency Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Murray High School, 5440 S State, Murray, Utah. Bring a friend! NO COST! Learn about: Supported employment, new strategies, new laws, employment, housing, advocacy, recreation, health care, education and more! This event is hosted by the following school districts: Murray, Canyons, Granite, Jordan and Salt Lake City and also by USOE!

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CDC Releases Report on Autism Rates

Autism Speaks shared the following link and had this to say about it: Stay up to speed on all of the latest information of the CDC’s new prevalence numbers. Now 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls) receive an autism diagnosis. Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum …

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Parent Resource Night

Castle Valley Center and the School Community Council are Sponsoring a Parent Resource Night

March 29, 2012

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Castle Valley Center

Refreshments will be served

-Sensory Training

Dustin Webster, Occupational Therapist

-Summary of 2012 Legislative Session

Darrelyn Davis, GAP (Grassroots Advocacy Partnership)

-Information on Disability Resources

By local agencies and providers

Art Show

By the students at Castle Valley Center

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Duchesne County Convention – Speak out for Autism Insurance Reform! Public Event · By Utah Autism Coalition

Duchesne High School, 95 North 200 West Street, Duchesne, Utah 84021
The county convention is where candidates will be selected for the upcoming 2012 election. While only delegates can vote, it is open to the public to attend.
***This Saturday night March 24 6:00-9:00 p.m.
If you live in this area please attend this meeting, share information about why autism insurance reform is critical to Utah and encourage delegates to ask candidates where they stand on this issue.

We WILL end the discriminatory practice of excluding treatment for autism for Utah’s children but wouldn’t it be nice to do it NOW? Here is your chance to affect change. Reach out and take your chance today!
Saturday March 24
6:00pm until 9:00pm

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Global Epilepsy Awareness Day!

Lets all show our support and wear purple, this coming MONDAY, March 26th!

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Attention Duchesne County Voters!

There will be NO polling locations this year, it’s all Vote by mail!! Each person must have a signature on file to have their vote counted in the Primary and General election. ****please contact the County Clerk’s office to verify your mailing address So that YOUR vote will count! Call (435) 738-1103 or (435) 738-1228

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Disability Ettiquette Panel March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012
9:00 amto11:00 am

Division of Services for People with Disabilities and Utah State Office of Rehabilitation are sponsoring a panel discussion on Disability Etiquette on March 27, 2012 from 9:00am – 11:00am.

Come learn about all types of disabilities. Learn what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to say and do. A panel of experience people with disabilities will share their stories and assist you in understanding how to interact comfortably with people who have disabilities.

This event is being held at the Judy Ann Buffmire Building, 1595 W. 500 S., Salt Lake City. RSVP to 877-246-9675 or

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Precint, County, and State Caucus Conventions… Next Steps…

Both major political parties held their first caucus meetings last week. County and State meetings and events will begin soon. To find out what your party has planned, visit their websites:

Utah Democrats

Utah Republicans

Remember: The best thing you can do to support the disability community is get involved. Vote for candidates who support our issues. Support candidates who will support us. Encourage your neighbors and friends to ask candidates questions about how they feel about the disability community.

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“Eleanor’s Secret” Screening at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

March 25, 2012
1:30 pmto3:30 pm

The Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Families Affected by Autism is being held this weekend. The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is hosting a screening of “Eleanor’s Secret”, an animated film in which a boy’s ability to read not only sets his imagination free but also saves the day. The film is directed by Dominique Monfery. Attend the screening Saturday, March 25, 2012 at 1:30pm. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Call Jeff Horne at 801-746-7000 x105.

Tumbleweeds tickets are available at:

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