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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

The Utah Parent Center ~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.

Valley Behavior Health ~ Valley Behavior Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral issues, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism, and other chronic health conditions.  They treat chronic lifelong issues as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events.  Their programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural, and economic situation.  Salt Lake City: 888-949-4864, Summit: 435-649-8347, Tooele: 435-843-3520.  Se Habla Espanol.

Medical Home Portal ~ Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for their: Families, Physicians and Medical Home teams, and Other Professionals and Caregivers www.medicalhomeportal.org/diagnoses-and-conditions/autism-spectrum-disorder

Medicaid ABA Finder Tool ~ Medicaid autism spectrum disorder (ASD) related services are available to Medicaid members under 21 who qualify for the Child Health Evaluation and Care (CHEC) program. For more information on CHEC, visit the following link https://medicaid.utah.gov/childrens-health-and-evaluation-care ~ http://health.utah.gov/ltc/asd/find_a_provider.html

Southern Utah Autism Support Group ~ Providing support and resources to help and strengthen families of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions.  www.southernutahasg.org

Center for Persons with Disabilities – Utah State ~ The CPD is Utah’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Utah State University. It is a dynamic collection of over 70 projects, guided by a goal to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. This is done through research, education, demonstration services and technical assistance. http://www.cpdusu.org/

University of Utah Neurobehavior Home Program ~ University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge medicine in a caring and personal setting. The system provides care for Utahns and residents of five surrounding states in a referral area encompassing more than 10 percent of the continental United States.  http://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/home/resources.php

UNI ~ University Neuropsychiatric Institute ~ UNI’s mental and behavioral health services offer patient-centered care to treat all aspects of the individual—biological, psychological, social, and spiritual—elements essential to achieving balance in mental health. We aim to challenge and change the stigmas surrounding mental illness through compassionate care, collaborative research, and community involvement.

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 ~ Family Support Center offers a free crisis nursery for parents who are overwhelmed, free in home parenting support, housing and self-sufficiant program for homeless parents and their children, free low cost community classes and counseling ~ http://www.familysupportcenter.org

Utah Association of Community Services ~ Utah Assoc. of Community Services has over 40 private provider agencies that serve over 5000 people with developmental and other types of disabilities in over 400 different locations in Utah ~ http://www.uacs.org

Autism Resource of Utah County Council ~ Autism Resources of Utah County is a council of parents, organizations and agencies collaborating to create integrated systems of support and treatment for individuals with Autism in Utah County., www.arucc.org

Autism SpeaksAutism 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 AmericaAutism 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

~ National & Utah Transition Agencies and Adult Services ~

Remember, each individuals transition is unique:

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

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

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

 

All information provided on the ACU Web site is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between the ACU and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ACU. Information on the ACU website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the ACU makes no guarantees of any kind.