Agency Fair Being Held in Murray April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Murray Agency Fair

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Children’s Mental Health Focus Group

March 19, 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
March 21, 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join us for a Children's Mental Health Focus Group!

The U.S. Department of Justice will be holding two focus groups to gather information on how the children's mental health system works in Utah. They will be speaking with a broad range of stakeholders in an effort to fully understand the Utah system of care for youth with mental health needs.

The Utah Parent Center will be hosting a focus group for Youth and Families who are interested in speaking with the DOJ regarding their experiences with the children's mental health system in Utah.  They would like to hear from folks who have sought mental health services through Medicaid funded providers, county program, foster care services and/or juvenile justice programs.  The DOJ has an open investigation into Utah's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in its children's mental health system.

If you have questions or concerns from your personal experience or with someone you know, please come and participate.

March 19th Focus Group Information:

Who:       Youth and Families who have experience with the children's mental health system in Utah

When:     Tuesday March 19 at 6:00 PM

Where:    Utah Parent Center,  230 West 200 South, Suite 1101, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Parking: Traveling West on 200 South, Enter the paid parking lot on the North (right) side of 200 South.  Take a ticket if the arms are down.  Park in the front of the building. If needed the UPC will validate for parking.

Find the UPC:  Enter at the building's main entrance (East of the Post Office Entrance).  Go through security and take the elevator up one to the "first" floor.

 

March 21st Focus Group Information:

Who:       Youth and Families who have experience with the children's mental health system in Utah

When:     Thursday March 21 at 6:00 PM

Where:

Five County Association  of Government                                                                                            1070 West 1600 South, Building B                                                                                                               St. George, UT 84770

Directions:  Take exit 5 (Dixie Downs)

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Free Ice Cream

March 21, 2013
FREE Ice-Cream 

On 3/21, all 17 Cold Stone Creamery locations in Utah are honored to recognize individuals with Down syndrome and offer them a FREE “Like It” Create Your Own ice-cream (ice cream + one mix-in).

 

Locations: Logan, Layton, Bountiful, Murray, Midvale, West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, American Fork, Tooele, Orem, Provo, Park City, Spanish Fork, Price, St. George

 

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Take a Look at The Utah Parent Center Website

Take a look at the Utah Parent Center website and you will find a wealth of information for parents who have children with special needs.  It does not matter the age of the person or the disability that you are working with, you will find information that will be helpful.

Check out the resource lists, webinars and upcoming events at utahparentcenter.org.

 

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Emergency Prepardness When you have a Family Member with a Disabillity

April 5, 2013
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Guest Speaker

Maralin Hoff “Earthquake Lady”

Community Outreach Specialist Utah Department of Public Safety

Maralin will give tips on how to keep yourself safe and what we should do in the event of an Earthquake/Emergency

Date: April 5, 2013

Time: 11:00 to 1:00

Place:Active Re-Entry,  Price Utah

Lunch will be provided – Pizza

For information on how to RSVP or arrange for transportation please call Darrelyn Davis  435-637-3654

 

 

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Autism Changes With Age, Study Finds – Disability Scoop

This is an interesting article posted by Disability Scoop that discusses the changes in the brain from childhood to adulthood in people with autism. I’ve heard/read several conversations about this lately, so I thought folks might find it informative.

Autism Changes With Age, Study Finds – Disability Scoop.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April 3, 2013
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Intersect Community Social Club is holding an event on April 3, 2013 4:00 to 5:30 at DSPD 1290 E. 1450 S. Clearfield.  We will be transplanting house plants.  Please bring a salad to share or a $2 donation.  For more information on the event contact Sherry at 801-648-7437

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Utah Senate Speaks About Medicaid Expansion

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55995312-90/care-cover-expansion-federal.html.csp
Interesting article.

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F.A.A.S.T. Autism Awareness Project

Thanks to James Vaughan and F.A.A.S.T. for sharing the following opportunity.

How would you like to have your child featured in an important message for Autism Awareness Day 2013?

F.A.A.S.T. is partnering with Derrick Gainsforth, the producer of the Autie Project on a very special project and your help is needed to help raise awareness for autism. If you would like to participate in this special video, send a photo of your child and a short quote about them or something you would want others to know about him/her to FAASTUtah@gmail.com by no later than March 22, 2013.

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Siblings of Children with Autism Event

Siblings Event

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