Category Archives: Newsletters

Read the Latest GAP Newsletter

Click on the link to view the latest GAP newsletter. It contains information on advocating from a distance, how to give public testimony, video of Jacob Hansen testifying, and the respite appropriations request that GAP is supporting.

GAP Newsletter, Legislative Session Week 2

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GAP Newsletter — Pre Session

GAP’s most recent newsletter contains a link to Governor Herbert’s budget, lists of committee members for the upcoming Utah State Legislature, links to websites where you can contribute for victims of the Newtown shootings, and statements from NAMI and the autism community regarding the tragedy. There is also a link where you can sign up to join our mailing list.

GAP Newsletter — Pre Session.

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Looking for a great Charity that needs your help? Look no further :)

How about UAID Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities. There are over 600 low income individuals with Intellectual disabilities like Autism, Down Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injuries have not been adopted and WITHOUT YOUR HELP, SANTA WON’T COME! You can help by donating $$, for shoppers to shop for you, UAID is tax exempt and receives discounts so your money goes further! You can also volunteer your time to wrap gifts, make snacks, or make ornaments! You can also donate clothing, shoes, coats, scarves, toiletries, coloring books, puzzles, paints, really anything in all sizes for gifts for these special people. You may donate through the website or by mail P.O. Box 25304 SLC, Ut, 84119. Also by email Or phone call 801-654-8449

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Bouncin’ off the Walls Monthly Event

Join the fun with other families affected by Autism. The 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 pm is reserved for children with Autism. Bouncin’ Off The Walls is located in Sandy, Ut at 398 W. 9400 S. 801-568-1234 or you can check their site at

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United Angels Foundation coming to Salt Lake City



Coming up Saturday June 16th

Register here

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Angels Coed Tball league starting very soon!

For Special Needs Children, The first game is THIS Wednesday May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Duchesne Ball Fields.  A buddy will be provided for each child that wants to play!  This is a *Free program*  If you havent signed up, come anyway and we will get you a shirt & hat for the next game! 

2nd game will be Wednesday May 9, at 6:30p.m. at Union High School ball fields in Roosevelt.  May 23 will be community night and also held at Union, we would love EVERYONE in the community to come cheer for our kids! It is going to be a fun celebration!

If you are interested or need more information you can call

Nicole at (435) 823-1540 or

Christie at (435) 733-0204

 Anyone ages 3-22 can play!! Hope to see you there

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*Calling all Mom’s of Children with Special Needs

May 10, 2012
11:30 amto1:30 pm

We Want to honor you!!






If you are a mom or know of a mom/special care giver please let them know about our VIP Mothers Day Lunch!

Thursday May 10, at 11:30 a.m.

Mi Casa Restaurant 2227E. Hwy 40 Ballard, Utah

We want to honor moms with children with special  needs children and also create a support group where we can get together to laugh, cry, vent, & share information with people who truly “get it.”    If you would like to RSVP By May 5, you may do so by calling Christie (435) 733-0204 or Dana  (435) 632-7578  or on Facebook “Duchesne County Family to Family Network.”    Lunch will be provided by our local Family to Family network.  We hope to see you there!  

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Free Parent Autism Workshop in Vernal, Utah. *Register ASAP*

April 14, 2012
12:00 amto3:00 pm

ABC’S of Autism for families dealing with the diagnosis of Autism. Saturday April 14, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Education Center 250 S. Vernal Ave. PRE-Register by Tuesday April 10!! Lunch will be provided, door prizes drawing to be held,and a $15 gift card will be given to all parents for completing a workshop evaluation! Don’t miss out, space is limited. Registration is now open. Online registration at or email or phone 1-800-468-1160

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Basin woman seeking Lego donations for cancer patients

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Legos for Leukemia recipient Carter Hadlock, who is diagnosed with Leukemia in Washington. Hadlock has family in Vernal and was the first to receive the toys from the new Utah chapter.

What do cancer and Legos have in common?

Children in need of something fun and creative.

Jamie Toftum of Vernal has organized the state’s first ever Legos for Leukemia drive and plans to drop off the boxes of the toys to Primary Children’s Medical Center on Monday. She is accepting donations of any size of Legos through Saturday.

There are three drop off locations in Vernal: Paint Your Heart Out, 1303 W. 600 South Suite A; Tenacious, 27 W. Main Suite 1 (people who donate will receive 30 percent off of a purchase); Country Grub, 2419 S. 1500 East.

People can also drop off donations to the Uintah Basin Standard office, 268 U.S. 40 in Roosevelt, by Monday at 8 a.m. Toftum will pick them up on her way out of town.

Toftum, who is undergoing treatments for cancer, said she found out about the organization Legos for Leukemia last year and decided she wanted to organize a drive. The organization collects brand new Lego sets and gives them to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

“It just gives them a creative way to deal with this crappy thing that we call chemo,” she said.

Toftum, who taught art part time at Davis Elementary School before she was diagnosed, said she is organizing this effort “in honor of all these kids fighting this because I’m an adult and it sucks.”

The effort is also personal for Tenacious owner Abby Winkler whose daughter has Leukemia when she was small.

“I know how much time my little girl spent in the hospital, and for them to have anything to do is definitely special for them,” Winkler said.

Owner of Paint Your Heart Out Windy Barton said she was happy to help the effort.

“Cancer affects everybody,” Barton said. “If everybody donated a little time, the world would be a better place.”

As of Friday morning Toftum had collected 63 boxes of Legos.

“My goal was 50 boxes and we’re well over it,” Toftum said. “We have an amazing community here, our community is so helpful.”

She said her children will likely be carrying Legos on their laps in the car on the drive to Salt Lake City Monday.

To find out more about the Legos for Leukemia Utah chapter go to

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2nd Annual VIP Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

To be held Saturday March 31 at ConAmore school in Myton, Utah.

If you’d like to donate candy, eggs, baskets, or other prizes please contact Christie @ or Dana @

Also you can volunteer to help out or just come to watch our VIP’s hunt eggs!! Thank you to everyone who made last year such a huge success.  The smiles on the kids’ faces was priceless!

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