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The AWARE Certificate

The Autism Council of Utah would like to thank the establishments for being one where….
Autism is Welcomed, Accepted and Respected Everyday AWARE

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You can be nominated by one or more of your loyal customers who live with or has family or friends who live with autism.

Our autism community depends greatly on the awareness and understanding from our local businesses. How employees react to and accommodate those with autism allows the individual and their family and friends to enjoy many outings that most people don’t have to think twice about like; a visit to the dentist, eating at a restaurant or grocery shopping. We are so grateful for businesses that help make our community a great place to live.

What AWARE comes with…
 Your business logo, contact information and brief description of how your business is A.W.A.R.E. will be posted on The Autism Council of Utah’s website where families can go to find accommodating businesses to support. Simply email your logo, contact info, and how you are A.W.A.R.E. to gabbbaker [at] msn [dot] com and we will email you a reminder.
 Proudly display the A.W.A.R.E. sticker on your front window or door to show your continued support and so you will be easy to find.
 Your nomination qualifies your business to participate and promote your company at fundraising events.
PLUS……One of our fabulous A.W.A.R.E. businesses will be awarded the A.W.A.R.E. Business of The Year at our annual ACU meeting every April.

How other participating businesses are A.W.A.R.E. …
“We take call ahead reservations and call them on their cell phone when their seats are ready so they don’t have to wait in the loud and crowded lobby” Restaurant
“We are aware of the sensory issues that people with autism may have and provide sunglasses and quiet rooms for our patients. Our staff is always very patient and understanding of extra time that may be needed or how to help calm anxieties.” Dentist
“We help families to feel comfortable and know that no matter what kind of melt down or odd behavior may happen, that we are there for them. That we respect them and will not judge or try to “fix” the situation. We will make any modifications we can at their request.” Store
“We have a Call-in check-in at our office. When a patient with autism arrives, parent or guardian calls in and let us know they are here, they can wait in their car and be called on their cell phone when it is time to go back to see the Dr. The waiting room can be such a sensory overload for these individuals and we have found this helps” Doctor

Thank you, again, for your outstanding service to our autism community!