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Early Intervention

Community and Family Health Services, Division of
This site provides information about our public health programs and services available for Utahans. You can search for a list of programs and services. CFHS provides services that are related to health promotion, maternal and child health, and services for children with special health care needs.

Edward G. Callister Foundation
The Edward G. Callister Foundation has developed this site to help increase public awareness of the individual, family, and societal problems associated with substance abuse.
The Foundation is committed to the support of research, education and scientifically based treatment.

Family Resource Library
The Family Resource Library is a collection of videos and print materials containing practical information for families of persons with disabilities. These materials offer information to assist in improving the lives of people with special needs. The Family Resource Library serves persons with special needs and their families in the four-state area of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada. Materials can be provided to any individual regardless of location.

Family Support Center
The mission of the Family Support Center is to protect children, strengthen families, and prevent child abuse. They offer classes on: parent education (in English and Spanish), anger management, impacts of sexual abuse, an Adults Molested as Children Group, divorce adjustment classes, referral services, a resource library, and many more.

Keep Kids Healthy
Kidshealth.org is designed as ‘a Pediatrician’s guide to your children’s health and safety.’ It is not meant to replace the medical advice that you receive from your doctor. Instead, we hope to supplement the information that you receive from your child’s physician, with a special emphasis on better health through preventative care.
Among the features that keepkidshealthy.com offers to parents are free parenting advice, online forums, info product recalls and pediatric news updated daily, an immunization schedule (just enter your child’s date of birth and it will prepare a vaccine schedule according to the 2003 AAP recommendations), growth charts, asthma center (with customized peak flow calendars and action plans), breastfeeding center, a sophisticated baby name finder (which allows you to also enter multiple middle and last name to view different name combinations), a body mass index calculator to see if your kids are at risk of being underweight or overweight, height predictor, a lead poisoning screening quiz, plus info on kids nutrition, growth, development, common problems, diseases and conditions and infections in children.

National Association of Child Development (NACD)
NACD provides neurodevelopmental evaluations and individual programs to children and adults that are updated on a quarterly basis. As a family-centered organization, NACD stresses parent training and parent implementation of program. NACD is an eclectic organization gathering and utilizing the newest strategies that yield success and incorporating them into programs. Support is provided to families through video reviews, email, and telephone sessions. Through frequent contact with staff and other families, parents are well-informed and well-educated in relationship to their child’s progress. NACD chapters can be found across the United States. International services are provided through videotaping and phone conferences.

Resources for Working with Children with Special Needs
This comprehensive list includes links on Cerebral Palsy, Deaf/Hearing Impaired, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Other Health Impairments, Speech/Language Disorders, Spina Bifida, and Visual Impairments.

Voices for Utah Children
Voices for Utah Children promotes sound, far reaching program and policy solutions that focus on early care and education, health care, child welfare and violence prevention.


Independent Living

Accessible Homes Foundation
The Accessible Homes Foundation (AHF) is an organization which promotes the development of accessible homes. The AHF encourages builders who are willing to build accessible homes to list with the AHF. By listing builders who have agreed to meet certain design criteria (see their website for the specifics), the AHF can create a win-win situation for all. We encourage homes designed for needs such as blindness, deafness, behavior disorder, pentaplegic, quadriplegic, etc. There are many terms used to define such a home: accessible, visitable, universal design, easy living, etc. They all define the same concept, usable by everyone. Making a home accessible will make it more desirable, marketable and valuable. An accessible home is usable by everyone, be it grandma who uses a walker, a friend who uses a wheelchair, or someone who is temporarily using crutches after a car accident.

Home Choice
Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDC) is a sponsor of The Home Choice Loan Program that will assist with the critical need for accessible affordable housing in Utah. Today, the CDC targets Low income families earning 800r below the area median income (AMI), and people with disabilities in order to make home ownership more affordable. Those individuals with disabilities, or families with a family member with disabilities, who earn more than 800f the (AMI), will be given direct assistance by our Home Choice partner, Washington Mutual.

Work Ability – Utah’s Work Incentive
People with disabilities can work and want to work. Work Ability helps prepare people with disabilities to work. The program was designed for people who receive public benefits like Medicaid and Social Security due to a disability. Work Ability connects people with supports to help them find and maintain work. Employers benefit from hiring qualified workers with disabilities. Work Ability helps employers by connecting them with an untapped workforce. Work Ability connects people who receive Social Security (SSI or SSDI) and / or Medicaid due to a disability with many different resources.

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