Benefits of Household Chores

How Household Chores Benefit Youth Performing household chores helps children of all ages and abilities learn important skills and builds self-worth and character.  Research suggests that a child as young as 3 years old can begin these important steps to building future life skills. Teaching these skills may take time and patience on your part,…

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Person-Centered Planning

Person-Centered Planning Person-Centered Planning (PCP) is a way of planning services and supports to help a child, youth, or adult with disabilities achieve their goals and get the life they want for themselves. PCP considers the person as the expert of their life, interests, and talents. It places them at the center of the planning…

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Legacy Building

Thoughtful Legacy Building As parents, we will pass on some kind of inheritance to our families. However, that type of inheritance is up to you.  Leaving a legacy for our children is much more than a financial product.  Crafting a legacy rich in memories for our children and teaching independence for our children with or…

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Back to School Readiness Tips

Preparing for Back to School As the countdown to going back to school begins, our “To Do” list may get a little longer with last-minute vacations, end-of-summer activities, and preparing for back to school. With so many things to do and the countdown clock ticking, check out our links below giving you and your family…

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The American Rescue Plan

More Healthcare Options for Families On March 11, 2021, Congress signed The American Rescue Plan, or ARP,  into law. This is a COVID-relief package created to support Americans impacted by the pandemic by making health care more affordable and accessible.  ARP allows some families to get more reduced monthly premiums as outlined below: ACA/Obamacare: There…

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Transition University and Self Advocacy

Students Learning Self Advocacy It is back-to-school season and the perfect opportunity for your student to practice self-advocacy!   Making an individual’s wants and needs heard, may seem difficult and intimidating at times. However, your student’s thoughts, desires, and opinions are valuable; every student deserves to be heard.   A perfect opportunity to help your…

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Happy Birthday Utah Parent Center

How it All Started This historical account is retold by Jennie Gibson, a crusader and retired Associate Director for the Utah Parent Center for nearly 30 years. Here is her story: In 1981 or 1982 when a group of parents met with federal representatives in a focus group about our experiences with special education, we…

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Make Your Voice Heard

Transition University- Voting Rights The disability vote is more important than ever. We need our voices to be heard on the issues that matter to us to be considered by our representative. For youth new to voting, it is an opportunity to practice decision making and advocacy.  When you vote keep these rights in mind:…

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Transitioning from Middle to High School

The Move From Middle to High School Moving from middle school to high school can be challenging and exciting for both the student and the parent. In high school, your child will encounter new situations that come with growing independence: choosing elective classes, meeting graduation requirements, developing self-advocacy skills, driving, dating, becoming a legal adult…

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