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Is a child showing signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

This ~ My child might have autism. What should I do? FastStart Checklist ~ serves as a general guideline for obtaining support through the evaluation and initial treatment process.
The ~ My child might have autism. What should I do? FastStart Checklist Brochure is an abbreviated version.

More information on autism can be found on our About Autism page.

Looking for resources?

Several organizations provide resources for Autism, and links to those who are members of the ACU are on the Partners & Members page. Many, many more resources are found on the full Resource Links page.

Highlighted Resources

One of our great partners is the Utah Parent Center. The Utah Parent Center has a project called “Autism Information Resources.” Staff at the Center work closely with members of the Autism Council of Utah as well as others in Utah’s Autism community to provide information and resources on autism. One of the services they provide is a collection of autism-specific resource lists as well as newsletters and basic information. List topics include: evaluation, assistive technology, service dogs, family support, recreation and many more!  Using a parent-to-parent model, staff of the Center are available to provide one-on-one assistance as well.

Autism Speaks is a national advocacy and science organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for Autism; increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The Autism Society of America is a national grassroots Autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. They do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Medical Home Portal ~ www.medicalhomeportal.org/diagnoses-and-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder

Southern Utah Autism Support Group ~ http://suasg.weebly.com/

Center for Persons with Disabilities – Utah State ~ http://www.cpdusu.org/

University of Utah Neurobehavior Home Program ~ http://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/home/resources.php

Family Support & Treatment Center ~ 1255 N. 1200 W., Orem, Utah ~ Support Group for Women married to Men on the Autism Spectrum (Each month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 & Autism Diagnostic Services ~ 801-229-1181 ~ http://www.utahvalleyfamilysupport.org

Family Support Center ~ http://www.familysupportcenter.org

Utah Association of Community Services ~ http://www.uacs.org

Autism Resource of Utah County Council, http://www.autismresourcesuc.org

 

~ Below is a list of local and national resources for Transition and Adult Services ~

Remember, each individuals transition is unique:

Utah State Office of Education ~ http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/

Transition Planning (Davis School District) ~ http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/page/1386

Utah Transition Agencies ~

http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/cms/lib09/UT01001306/Centricity/Domain/93/Transition%20Agency%20List-%20January%202014.pdf

Utah Parent Center – Transition to Adult Life ~ http://www.utahparentcenter.org/resources/transitiontoadult/

Autism Speaks – Transition Toolkit ~ https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/impact-report/4

Autism Society of America ~ Transition and Post-Secondary, After High School ~

http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/autism-through-the-lifespan/transitions/

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism ~ http://www.afaa-us.org/

Administration for Community Living ~ US Department for Health and Human Services ~ http://acl.gov/NewsRoom/blog/2015/2015_04_13.aspx

You can find information on specific topics via the links below:

ACU Meeting Archives

 

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