Monday, June 11, 2012

Autism Resources Carnival


Summer Carnival


Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Place: Provo Peak Elementary School Park (655 East Center Street, Provo)

This is a FREE event for all families living with ASD. There will be bounce houses, an obstacle course, face painting, animal balloons, and an animal show by the Monte L. Bean Musuem! There will also be hot dogs, chips and water for the first 350 people. Bring your own blankets and chairs. No registration need! Just show-up! Email us if you would like to volunteer.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer 2012 - Programs for Individuals with Disabilities in Utah

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities in Utah
CACHE COUNTY
Common Ground Outdoor Adventuresprovides adaptive equipment and support which enable people with disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation alongside their peers.

Website: www.cgadventures.org

Phone: (435) 713-0288 City: Logan

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

OPTIONS for Independence: is a nonresidential Independent Living Center where people with disabilities can gain more control and independence over their lives. They also offer weekly activities throughout the year.

Website: www.optionsind.org

Phone: (435) 753-5353 City: Logan

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

DAVIS AND WEBER COUNTIES

Spectrum Academy: offers a six-week summer camp for children with high functioning autism. They offer a structured environment focusing on social skills.

Website: www.spectrumcharter.org

Phone: (801) 936-0318

Age: Grades K-6th

TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps. They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.

Website: http://turncommunityservices.org

Phone :( 801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876

MILLARD, SEVIER, BEAVER, IRON, GARFIELD, KANE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES

TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps. They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.

Website: http://turncommunityservices.org

Phone: (801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876

Salt Lake City Area

Accessible Wildlife for People with Disabilities: The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages people with disabilities to take advantage of our natural resources. DNR's Divisions and other public and private agencies have developed parks, campgrounds, trail systems, fishing piers, and other programs to enable access to our natural resources throughout the state.

Website: http://wildlife.utah.gov/disabled/

Age: All Ages

Location: State Wide © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



Art Access/VSA Utah: Provides a variety of programs year round for youth with and without disabilities

Website: http://www.accessart.org/programs

Phone: 801-328-0703

Location: SLC

Age: 3-22

Boys and Girls Club of Murray: offers programs specifically for children with disabilities.

Website: www.bgcsv.org

Phone: (801) 284-4259 City: Murray

Age: Grades K-12

Camp Hobé: a special summer camp designed for children with cancer and their siblings, who are often forgotten in the cancer experience. Camp Hobé gives kids the opportunity to participate in camp activities just like healthy children whose families are not affected by cancer. The camp program provides medical and psychosocial supervision to ensure children are safe both mentally and physically during camp.

Website: www.camphobekids.org

Phone: (801) 631-2742 City: Salt Lake City

Cost and Duration:
Vary based on program

Age: Varied based on program

Camp Kostopulos: in Emigration Canyon is now enrolling children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities for Summer Camp and all its intrinsic therapeutic recreation programs. Each week of summer camp is targeted to a different age group and primary disability, with more than 11 weeks to choose from! Campers get to stay overnight for a week in our heated, bunk-style cabins; dine in the lodge, swim in the heated pool, ride horses, climb, paddle a canoe, traverse a high ropes course, fish, canoe, play games, perform, and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Website: www.campk.org

Phone: (801) 582-0700 City: Salt Lake City

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

Camp Takoda: is back for its third year in Utah due to its tremendous success. This camp implements the Pelham Summer Treatment Program to serve children ages 8 - 12 with ADHD, learning disabilities, compliance issues, executive function disorders, low self-esteem, and/or Aspergers/high-functioning autism.

Website: www.uafc.org

Phone: (801) 467-8553 City: Salt Lake City

Age: 8-12

Cost: $3,600 for 8 weeks

Camp Roger: Provides a residential summer camp with counselors trained in the needs of campers with disabilities. Other day and holiday camps are available.

Website: www.ymcasaltlake.org/camps

Phone: 1-877-690-9622

Age- 4-18

Easter Seals of Utah: Offers a variety of programs including Summer and Saturday Camps

Website: http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_camping_and_recreation

Phone: 1-800-221-6827

Age: All ages © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning: offers fun community education classes during the summer for children and young adults with disabilities.

Website: www.granitepeaks.org (click on "Courses" on the left-hand side of the screen)

Phone :( 385) 646-4666 City: Salt Lake City

Age: All ages

Hartvigsen School Open Plunge: takes place in Hartvigsen’s heated pool that also has specially designed ramp access and equipment-assisted ramp access for individuals with disabilities.

Phone: (801) 646-4587

Age: All ages

Jewish Community Center Summer Camps: Enrolls children and teens with special needs into their summer camps program depending on the needs.

Website: http://slcjcc.org/youth-a-teen/summer-camps

Phone: 801-581-0098

Age: 2-10

Lifelong Learning Center: provides all participants ages 18+ to realize their individual and unique potential. Through supervised daily experiences, each person will benefit from the programs while giving back to their community.

Website: www.lifelonglearningut.com Phone: (801) 746-7251

Age: 18 and older

Murray Greenhouse Foundation: offers a solution for individuals with disabilities age 22 and older. Conceived as a safe and nurturing learning place whose cornerstone is their greenhouse, the Foundation provides the teaching of individualized independent living skills and employment skills for people with disabilities. Here, people can learn the skills necessary to be successful at work and in their personal lives to help build a better life for themselves and for their families. Space is limited, so please call early!

Website: http Phone: (801) 266-0669

Age: 22 and older

Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation: offers a variety of programs and activities for individuals with disabilities including: wheelchair rugby, dances, aquatics, ice programs, camps, clinics, basketball, track and field, softball, soccer, bocce, fitness, and more. There are programs for both adults and youth. They also offer sport programs for individuals with disabilities over the age of 5. Sports and socialization programs and activities are also available for adults.

Website: www.recreation.slco.org/adaptive/

Phone: (801) 559-1500 City: Midvale

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

SEPS Learning Center: is an independent private school and clinic. SEPS Summer Programs are structured to help students of all ages and abilities achieve the success they desire. Individualized programs are designed to help student’s master reading, writing, spelling and mathematics. Course packages give students the opportunity to study special interests, to focus on strengthening academic trouble areas or to prepare for the upcoming school year. They also offer ESY, brain training and social skills classes.

Website: www.sepslc.com/summer.php

Phone: (801) 467-2122 City: Salt Lake City

Age: All ages © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



SLCC Summer 2012 Reading Skills Program: offers a 5 week long summer program for struggling reader’s grades k-12. They provide individualized attention, group instruction and engaging materials.

Website: www.slcc.edu/continuinged/youth

Phone: (800) 964-8888 Cities: Sandy, Taylorsville, West Jordan, And Bountiful

Cost: $199.00-$269.00

Age: Grades K-12

Specialty Swim Pool and Hydrotherapy Pool Programs: are specialized water treatment programs that include pediatric early intervention, sensorimotor integration, adapted swim, and hydrotherapy, PNF, Halliwick and Bad Ragaz. The pools I 90 degrees and adaptive equipment is provided.

Phone: (801) 209-1521 City: Salt Lake City

Cost and Duration: Only$20 per half hour session/lesson for the whole family (state tax deductible)

Age: All ages

Spectrum Academy’s Summer Camp: specializes in working with kids on the Autism Spectrum for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. During the summer camp, we will work with your child to help promote positive social skills and gross motor skills. We will have fun making art projects, conducting science experiments, and going to various field trips every Thursday. Choose up to seven weeks of fun-filled activities, or just a few days. Positive behavior reinforcement strategies will be used the duration of camp. Students do not need to attend Spectrum Academy to come to camp! Come see what makes us different.

Website: www.spectrumcharter.org

Phone: 801-936-0318 City: 575 Cutler Drive, North Salt Lake

Cost and Duration: June 18 – July 31 (Monday – Thursday)

Age: Grades K-8th

SPLORE: provides outdoor adventures for people with disabilities. The magic of SPLORE is found through the life-enhancing experiences that occur only through their outdoor programs.

Website: www.splore.org

Phone: (801) 484-4128 City: Salt Lake City

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

The Children’s Center: offers programs for children with social communication disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. Groups are designed for children ages 4 – 10. Groups meet one time per week for 90 minutes. Groups are small in size, typically 6 children with 2 therapists with parent observation and parent-to-parent interaction. Top get started call for a social skills screening.

Website: www.tccslc.org

Phone: (801) 582-5534 Cities: Salt Lake City and Kearns

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: 4-10

The Stable Place: is dedicated to improving the lives of people and horses. They work to create an environment where horses and people can help heal each other, regardless of physical, mental or emotional challenges. By connecting people and horses, they provide opportunities to build trust, find hope, and improve the quality of life for people and horses alike.

Website: www.thestableplaceslc.com

Phone :( 801) 860-3906 City: West Valley City

Age: All ages © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



TURN Community Services, Inc.: offers various activities through their summer day camps. They also offer Saturday night respite and activities throughout the year.

Website: http://turncommunityservices.org

Phone :( 801) 359-8876 or (866) 359-8876

Utah Independent Living Center: is dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities to achieve greater independence by providing services and activities with enhance independent living skills and promote the public’s understanding, accommodation and acceptance of their rights, needs and abilities. Their summer program includes: classes (outings, assertiveness and sexuality, living independently, and nutrition, cooking and shopping), peer tutors, Nitty Gritty, Education Enhancement Summer Program, and more!

Website: www.uilc.org

Phone :( 801) 466-5565 City: Salt Lake City

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: 14-22

Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program: is a pioneer in the world of children’s dance. They take a holistic approach to teaching and learning, respecting each dancer’s individual development level and needs. They offer dance classes for children with disabilities all year long, including during the summer.

Website: www.tannerdance.utah.edu

Phone :( 801) 581-7374 City: Salt Lake City

Age: 18 months-Adulthood

Wasatch/Snowbird Adaptive Sports: Has many different programs including nature hikes, fishing, adaptive biking, Snowbird activities (Tram rides, bungee jumping, alpine slide and Zip Rider rides), mine and water tunnel tours, GPS/orienteering classes, boundless playground and hippotherapy.

Website: www.wasatchadaptivesports.org

Phone: (801) 933-2188 City: Snowbird

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program but Scholarships are available

AGE: ALL AGES

YoungLife Salt Lake Capernaum: is a nonprofit Christian Ministry dedicated to serving the needs of youth with physical and developmental disabilities. Programs include clubs and camps.

Website: http://sites.younglife.org/sites/SaltLakeCapernaum/default.aspx

Phone: (801) 949-8143 City: Sugarhouse to Draper

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: 5-22

UAID (Utah Association for Intellectual Disabilities): They hold activities throughout the summer including arts and crafts. Please contact Kathy Scott for information about their summer programs.

Website: www.uaid.org

Phone: (801) 654-8449

Age: All ages

National Ability Center: Offers a variety of recreational activities all year long. During the summer they offer several summer camps for children with disability

Website: www.discovernac.org/contact.htm

Phone: (435) 649-3991

Age: All ages © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



Special Olympics: Offer summer games where individuals with disabilities can compete in a Varity of sports including things like cycling, field and track, soccer and softball.

Website: http://www.sout.org/events

Phone: 801-363-1111 ex 223

Age: 8-Adulthood

Summit County

National Ability Center (NAC): The NAC is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. Some of the programs available are day camps, swimming, horseback riding, and many more. Please visit their website for a complete listing of what is available.

Website: www.DiscoverNAC.org

Phone: (435) 649-3991 City: Park City

Utah County

Courage Reins Therapeutic Riding Center: offers horseback riding lessons to people of all ages and abilities.

Website: www.couragereins.org Blog site for volunteers: www.couragereins.weebly.com

Phone: (801) 756-8900 City: Highland

Cost and Duration: Vary based on program

Age: All ages

Recreation and Rehabilitation Services (RAH): RAH helps individuals with disabilities rise to new heights of personal achievement and development. All activities and programs are designed to meet the needs and enhance the lives of participants.

Website: www.rahservices.org Office Hours: Tuesday thru Friday

Phone: (801) 374-8074 City: Provo

Age: 16-Adulthood

Classes/Camps (Non Disability Specific):

4-H Summer Camps: The structure of these camps is unique and helpful for both the kids attending and parents looking for summer activities.

Website: http://extension.usu.edu/davis/htm/4h/2012-4-h-summer-camps

Phone: (801) 451-3400

Abrakadoodle: Crayola provides specialty materials & curriculum for this PreK-12 year’s old program at sites around the state. Abrakadoodle provides remarkable art classes, art camps and art parties and special events for children ages twenty months to twelve years old at schools, community centers and other convenient locations. The Abrakadoodle mobile art education program is one of the most popular creativity programs in the world providing innovative art classes, art camps and art parties to tens of thousands of children across the country.

Website: http://www.abrakadoodle.com/ut01/

Phone: 801-641-1160

Locations: SLC, Park City, Riverton, Harriman, South Jordan

Age: 20 Months-12 years

Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center: Has summer day and overnight camps involving simulated space missions.

Website: www.spacecamputah.org Location: Alpine

Phone: 801-785-8713 Ages: 7-17 © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



Rowland Hall Summer Rocks: 28 Sports Camps and Mini Classes for 'Teens taught by Rowland Hall Faculty and Coaches. Everything from science and pottery to creative writing and high ropes course adventure to acting and social skills. Open to students from across the region! Most classes are offered in a.m. or p.m. slots and are 3 to 5 days in length.

Website: www.rowlandhallsummer.org

Phone: 801-924-2972

Age: 4-14

Location: SLC

Higher Ground Learning: is a creative learning center for all ages, providing students with educational alternatives that stimulate the intellect and imagination. From one-on-one instruction to our workshops and classes, we specialize in innovative and experiential curricula, giving each student a chance to explore his or her interests, develop life skills, and experience the passion of learning.

Website: http://www.highergroundlearning.com/

Phone: 801-524-0817

Location: SLC

Age: All ages

Hogle Zoo: Offers educational programs including zoo classes, zoo camps, and volunteer activities.

Website: http://hoglezoo.org/education_programs/zoo_classes

Phone: 801-582-1631

Age: Grades K-12

Location: SLC

Imagination Place Summer Camp: Summer camps that integrate music, art, dance, yoga and theatre.

Website: http://www.imaginationplace.com/summer-programs.html

Phone: 801-463 9067

Age: 10-16

Location: SLC

The Little Gym: Offers summer camps for children with a variety of themes.

Website: http://www.thelittlegym.com/Pages/kids-camps.aspx

Phone: 801) 581-9866

Location: SLC, Draper, Orem, Sandy

Age: 3-8

Mad Science Summer Camps: Offers week long hands on science summer camps.

Phone: 801-292-8646

Website: www.madscience.org/

Age: Grades K-5th

Location: SLC

Momentum Indoor Climbing: Offers summer camps where kids can lean all about rock climbing while they build confidence. Runs June5-Augest 19.

Phone: 801-990-6890

Website: www.momentunclimbing.com/

Age: 7-19

Location: Sandy © Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org



Red Butte Garden: offers nature inspired day camps that combine art, science gardening and exploration. Made for k-6th grade.

Phone: 801-581-8454

Website: http://www.redbuttegarden.org/summer_camp

Location: Salt Lake

Age: Grades K-6th

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH YOUTH EDUCATION: OFFERS A VARITY OF DIFFERENT CAMPS AND CLUBS INCLUDING COMPUTERS, SCIENCE, FILMMAKING, ARTS AND CRAFTS AND HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT.

Website: http://continue.utah.edu/youth

Phone: 801-581-6461

City: Salt Lake City

Cost: Varies, but scholarships are available

Age: grades K-12

Utah Museum of Natural History Camps UMNH Summer Camp offers children a chance to explore subjects ranging from rocks to space, from water to sound, from the ecosystems in their own backyards! UMNH Camps are taught by experienced UMNH Science Educators. Kids are learning while having fun!

Website http://www.umnh.utah.edu/camp

Phone 801-585-3948

Age: K-9th

Wasatch Kids Camp: Offers a summer camp experience for kids of all backgrounds.

Website: http://www.wasatchkidscamps.com/

Phone: 801-828-7142

Age: 5-13

Location: Murray

Community Education

Murray Community Education

Website: http://www.murrayschools.org/parents-and-student/community-education/

Phone: 801-264-7414

Granite Peaks Community Education

Website: http://www.granitepeaks.org/

Phone: 385-646-5439

Canyons Community Education

Website: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=396&Itemid=68

Phone: 801-826-6689

Davis Community Education

Website: http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/district/home/adult.htm

Phone: 801-402-5261

Many other districts in Utah also offer Community Education classes. Call your local school district to find out what they offer!

© Utah Parent Center, April 2012 Toll-Free in Utah (800) 468-1160 (801) 272-1051 www.utahparentcenter.org

Free Activity Ideas

Salt Lake County Library : Offers online activities, classes , and summer reading programs for kids and teens

Website: http://slcolibrary.org/

Park District: Offers information about where to find public Parks in Salt Lake City

Website: http://www.slcclassic.com/publicservices/parks/

Utah Families "No More Bored Kids Calendar": A listing of daily activities for children

Website: http://www.utahdiscovery.com/uf/calendar.php

Find a Museum: Find a local Museum

Website: http://www.utah.com/museums/

Letterboxing is like getting a treasure map and looking for a hidden treasure. There are letterboxes all over the United States. The website has all the instructions of how to get started and on your way. There are a wide variety of adventures to suit all ages. This is a good alternative for geo cashing for those who don't have GSP receivers.

Website: http://letterboxing.org/

Start your own 4H Club! Kids K-12 can join an open club (6th-9th community clubs or the Dog Training Club) or create one with 5 kids (from 3 families) at your school or in your neighborhood – 4H provides training and curriculum to parent volunteers who lead the group – dues are $1 (covers insurance). Wow! Not just horses and livestock, 4H offers opportunities in everything from robotics to mock legislature to cooking to dog training! Summer Camps are open to all kids (including one on robotics).

Website: http://saltlakecounty4-h.org

Utah Valley Free Things To Do: List of free activities in Utah Valley

Website: http://www.utahvalley.com/packages-coupons/free-things.aspx

Cheap Things to do in Utah: A website listing 1000 free and cheap things to do in Utah

Website: http://attractions.uptake.com/utah/cheap_vacations/with/p-2.htm