All About the Disability Law Center Resources

DISABILITY LAW CENTER RESOUCES The Disability Law Center (DLC) is a private, non-profit organization designated by the governor as Utah’s Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency. Their mission is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices, and legal rights of Utahns with disabilities. The DLC ensures that existing or proposed policies, rules, and…

Differences Between SSI and SSDI

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SSI & SSDI What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? SSI is a Federal program funded by general tax revenues and is a needs-based program. It provides monthly payments to meet an individual’s basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.   What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? SSDI supports individuals who are disabled…

PEERS App Supporting Social Skills

FREE SOCIAL SKILLS APP TEACHING FRIENDSHIPPING Parents of youth approaching adulthood may worry about their child’s ability to socially engage with others. Whether youth have disabilities or not, parents want to know what they can do to help their child make and keep good friends, communicate successfully with members of their community and learn appropriate…

Youth Mental Health Support Groups

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5  kids and teens live with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder. Once these conditions can be acknowledged, the greater the impact of specialized care, treatment and support. Peer support can be of great…

Recreational Inclusion

RECREATIONAL INCLUSION While not all people with disabilities need support to participate in recreational opportunities, others may have physical or intellectual disabilities that make it difficult to participate in recreational and leisure activities. There are many organizations in Utah working to remove barriers to recreation through specialized equipment and peer support. Inclusion in recreation celebrates…

Navigating Parent Press

Navigating the Parent Press The UPC’s mission is Bringing Hope, Opening Doors and Elevating Inclusion. It has always been the goal of our Parent Press Newsletter to provide materials that inform and inspire.  As we look ahead to the future, the newsletter will be easier to navigate with age-appropriate and relevant information specific to your…

Accessibility Product Reviews

ACCESSIBILITY PRODUCT REVIEWS Reviewed.com is a product review website that uses a hands-on, transparent approach to the products they test. They have recently added  an accessibility section on their website! Since this section is fairly new,  check back frequently to see more and more products being added every month. We hope to see affordable and…

Supporting child using PCP

Supporting Child Using Person-Centered Planning Methods How can Person-Centered Planning help you/your child? Do you ever wonder what goals or objectives you should be working on with your child? Or what things you can do now that will benefit them as an adult? Person-Centered Planning tools can support you in creating a long-term, well-rounded plan…

Disability Inclusion

What is Disability Inclusion? The CDC defines disability inclusion as “including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability.”  Removing barriers that are physical, communicative, technological and attitudinal through policy and practice supports these inclusion measures. Over the next few months,…

Youth Advisory Board

YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD What is the Youth Advisory Board? The Youth Advisory Board was created for motivated self-advocates who are of transition-age (14-22) and want to positively impact their community.  The board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 via zoom. This is a volunteer position that will look…

Rare Disease Day

CELEBRATE RARE DISEASE DAY WITH US! The diagnosis of a rare disease affects 300 million people in the world. That is roughly 1 in 20 people who will be diagnosed with a rare disease during their lifetime. Every year since 2008, people in 100 countries around the world celebrate Rare Disease Day. This day aims…

FREE Tax Preparation

FREE TAX PREPARATION Did you earn less than $58,000 or less for the year 2021, then you may qualify to have your taxes prepared for FREE! You can file your taxes in two different ways: 1: File Online: https://myfreetaxes.com/ All you need is a computer, internet access, an email account, and all of your tax…