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…