Autism Council of Utah
The Autism Council of Utah is an independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies. Our 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 Council will accomplish this by supporting statewide partnerships to collaborate on special projects, research, and training.
On the Council, there are eight sub-committees dealing with autism from birth to death. We have been going since 2004 and have obtained our non-profit designation from the IRS, 501(c)(3) and our Charitable Solicitations Permit for the State of Utah. Other Autism organizations in the State are members of the ACU as well, providing us with the capability of communicating what’s going on in the State to everyone. We get a small amount of funding from the State to update our website as a resource to people with autism and their families and caregivers.
To learn more about ACU, visit: www.autismcouncilofutah.org
We are an independent council and are run by volunteer parents with agency support. The Office of Education allows us to meet in their building and does copying and secretarial work for us. All of the funds received will go directly to programs.
This year, we have sponsored and co-sponsored conferences on managing difficult behaviors, the Interfaith Summit - inclusion and family supports for families affected by autism in their faith community; and Autism Rocks, a conference to help parents find resources and network with other parents for support. We are active in educating legislators about early intervention, autism therapies and programs, training, research, school services, as well as adult services.
Some of our other projects that contribute nationally to Autism are:
- Sponsoring and co-sponsoring several autism conferences, trainings, and workshops.
- Representing ACU in several arenas such as Utah Autism Initiative, Governors Commission for Early Childhood Development, DSPD Lifespan Respite Coalition, Special Care Advisory Board, Special Educator, pediatric grand rounds, Utah Council for Exceptional Children, etc.
- Collaborating with Utah State Speech Pathology, Consortium for Special Education, Autism Genetic Research Exchange, Easter Seals, FEAT, etc.
The Autism Council of Utah serves families affected by autism in the State, as well as nationally, as many of the programs and trainings that we have produced are considered best practices and used throughout the country.
Receive a free copy of “Family Comfort Favorites” by donating $25 to the Autism Council of Utah.
To donate, go to www.autismcouncilofutah.org. 100% of your donation will benefit autism, and a portion of that money donated goes to the University of Utah Medical Center one of the leaders in Autism for research. The results of this research are shared nationally with individuals with Autism.