Autism Information Resources
The Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) has developed resources and a lending library targeted to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Funds are received from several sources to support these activities including the Bureau of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) at the Utah State Department of Health, private donations and other UPC grants and contracts.
When parents call the Center, they can expect to receive information on ASDs, peer support and access to various resource lists, newsletters and information sheets.
The UPC also works very closely with numerous community-based groups addressing autism. A key partner is the Autism Council of Utah (ACU), a nonprofit organization and independent council working to foster collaboration, communication and learning among families and agencies. Their aim is to promote access to resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have, or are, affected by autism or related conditions.
The ACU has been instrumental in raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders in Utah and have played a big role in getting the new autism decals for Utah license plates. The ACU has created a “FastStart Checklist” to help families of individuals recently diagnosed with an ASD. For more information on their services and the support that they can provide, visit their website: autismcouncilofutah.org