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Autism Treatment Account Information

The Autism Treatment Account Advisory Committee, authorized by Utah law, developed a rule to govern administration of the Autism Treatment Account monies. This rule includes qualification criteria and procedures for selecting children who may qualify for assistance from the account; qualifications, criteria, and procedures for evaluating the services and providers to include in the program;...
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Info on Autism Treatment Fund and Autism Medicaid Waiver

Information on the autism programs passed in this year’s legislative session… I’ve been attending/participating on several autism committees as a result of recent legislation. Even though we are spending lots of time on this, we have SO much red tape to wade through and we have to follow the law…darn it, so the Autism Treatment...
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Autism Friendly Disneyland Tips!

Hello ACU peeps, Well I returned from yet another Disneyland trip relatively unscathed, and even had fun! So here are my autism friendly tips for that big trip to Disneyland: 1. Have your kid with autism wear the sanctioned autism t-shirt (I have Autism, be nice to my mom, or some other form of advertisement)...
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The Stare

As a parent of a child with autism, you become all too aware of “The Stare”. Because many of our kids lack the visual cue that they have a disability (a wheel chair, walker, distinguishable physical characteristic) the looks and stares can feel like a judgement or criticism. The stares tend to come with the...
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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are upon us!  Like it or not!  Here are some tips to make the holidays bright… Pass them on to your families and friends. 1. Help families with shopping. Crowded malls with long lines can be intolerable to children with autism. 2. Help siblings enjoy the season. Siblings of children with autism are...
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New UPC Video: Families Living With Autism

Hey everyone, This video was made through a grant that the Utah Parent Center received. We collaborated with them to write the scripts and come up with the ideas and people. We think it’s awesome…a bit cheesy perhaps, but awesome. It is all dedicated to building your own autism community, don’t wait for someone to...
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