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UTAH COUNTY

Adaptable Art: Students will get to make something to take home each day. This class is designed for special needs students. Art projects will be adapted so that each student will be successful. Let's make art special together! Parents are invited to stay in this class. Two classes - ages 4-7 and 8-15. The class will be an hour long. Times are to be announced but will be between 9 am and 2 pm.

Website:  http://spanishfork.org/dept/parkrec/arts/youthartsfestival.php

Location: Spanish Fork High School             Phone: 801-804-4600

Email: yaf@sfcn.org                                      Cost: Free for kids with special needs

 

Boys & Girls Club: Programs open to children of all abilities.

Website:   https://www.gslclubs.org/               Age:  Grades K-12

Location: 30 E 2nd S, Price                            Phone: 435-637-6066

 

Brigham Young University

Athletic Connection: This program connects BYU Student-Athletes with individuals with Down Syndrome to learn skills through fun games and activities. The program usually meets at the UPC (University Parkway Center).

Website:  https://yserve.byu.edu/programs/athletic-connection

Phone:  Brian (208) 971-7191                       Email:   athleticconnection@byu.edu

Location: BYU Campus                                Cost:  Call for fee information

 

BYU Adapted Aquatics: Swim programs that focus on cognitive development, along with motor and social skills through aquatics. Participants are matched one-on-one with volunteers.

Website:  https://yserve.byu.edu/programs/adaptive-aquatics

Phone:  Jeffery Mella (801) 787-2689        Location:  BYU Campus – Richards Building

 

C.A.S.T for Kids:  This event is designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating! Contact Heather Roman for info or to register. Visit the website for a calendar and location of events.

Website:   https://castforkids.org/c-a-s-t-for-kids/           Phone:  (801) 836-2684

Location: Soldier Creek Recreation Area, Heber City Email: heatherannroman@gmail.com

Age: 5-17, caretakers must come to the event

 

Courage Reins Therapeutic Riding Center:  Horseback riding lessons for all ages and abilities.

Website:   www.couragereins.org                  Phone:  (801) 756-8900

Location: 5870 W 10400 N Highland

 

The Dance Club: The Dance Club offers a free weekly dance class to those with both physical and cognitive disabilities. The classes help your little dancer to improve movement and rhythm. There is an open enrollment held Saturdays 10:00-11:00 am.

Website:  http://www.thedanceclub.com/special-needs.html

Phone:  (801) 224-4400                                Location: Orem, UT

 

Easter Seals Good Will:  Assists families in the Provo, Utah school district who have infants or toddlers ages birth to 3 years old with developmental delays and/or disabilities with a no-cost screening evaluation.

Website:  https://www.esgw.org/provo-early-intervention/      Phone: (801) 852-4525

Location: 1185 East 300 North, Provo

 

Eaton Alliance: Provides around the clock living solutions to people with Autism and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of life in a variety of programs. Programs include: residential, day programs, supported living, host homes, and professional parenting.

Website:   www.eatonalliance.com                 Phone:  (801) 766-8541

Location: 281 S. Vineyard Rd. Ste 103

 

Hoofbeats to Healing:   Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding, using an effective natural approach to horseback riding therapy. They work with a variety of different disabilities. For more information, check out their website.

Website:  www.hoofbeats.us                          Phone:  (801) 836-4325

Cost:  Call for fee information                        Location: Saratoga Springs, UT

 

Lehi Adaptive  Programs: Adaptive programs designed and modified exclusively for patrons with disabilities of any age. Programs include Zumba, volleyball, swimming, bowling, and basketball.

Website:  https://www.lehi-ut.gov/legacy-center/adaptive-programs/

Phone: (385)201-1001                                  Location: Lehi Legacy Center

 

North Eastern Services:   Supports opportunities for people to achieve independence, enhance self- esteem, and sustain a full quality of life. Programs include residential, day services, behavior supports, afterschool and summer programs, finance support, and supported living.

Website:  www.nesutah.com

Phone: (801) 701-0872 for girls program in Lehi or (801) 426-4961 for boys program in Orem

 

Provo Recreation Adaptive Activities: Summer camp for special needs students. Camps include swimming, activities, and a weekly field trip. They are also offering adaptive tennis this summer for children 8-17 with physical or cognitive disabilities. They have new sports wheelchairs that are available for use if needed. They also offer adaptive swimming groups, yoga, soccer, Special Olympics, and more!

Website:   http://www.provo.org/departments/recreation/adaptive-programming

Phone:  (801) 852-6600                                 Ages:  6-12 for summer camps

 

Recreation and Rehabilitation Services (RAH):  RAH helps individuals with disabilities rise to new heights of personal achievement and development. All activities and programs are designed to meet the needs and enhance the lives of participants. They also have day-timers groups, bowling, dinners, swimming, social skills, and special needs scouts. For ages 16- adult.

Website:   https://www.facebook.com/RAH-Recreation-And-Habilitation-Services-344380514013/

Phone:  (801) 374-8074                                 Location: Provo

 

Rise Services:   Community based summer programs. Summer programs provide children with enjoyable and fun recreational activities that include skill development. The programs have a high staff- to-child ratio and offer a much-needed break for parents while their child is out of school for the summer.  Our summer programs are supervised and directed by a highly skilled and credentialed team including our Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Structured programs focus on positive behavioral supports and behavior plans which are developed and directed by our Master’s level behavioral team.

Website:  http://riseservicesinc.org/services/utah/

Phone:  (801) 676-8940                                 Email:   utfsplacements@riseservicesinc.org

 

Special Needs Bike Camp:  Cycle Ability offers a Special needs bike camp where kids with disabilities learn to ride a bike.

Website:  http://www.cycleability.org             Email:  Doreen@cycleability.org

Phone: 801-834-7503                                    Age: 8 and older

 

Special Olympics: Offers summer games where individuals with disabilities can compete in a variety of sports including things like cycling, track and field, soccer, and softball.

Website:   http://www.sout.org                        Phone: (801) 363-1111 ex 223

Age:  8-Adulthood

 

SwimKids: Where Fun & Safety Meet. With over 30 years’- worth of experience teaching children 4 months and up, SwimKids can tailor lessons specifically to your child’s needs and abilities. Our well- trained, enthusiastic and caring instructors are eager to teach your child to swim. Sandy opening Summer 2019!

Website: https://www.swimkidsutah.com      Email:   pg@swimkidsutah.com

Phone: (801) 691-7946 (call or text)             Location: 550 W 220 S Street, PG

 

TURN Community Services,  Inc.: Offers various activities through their summer day camps. They also offer Saturday Day Camp and activities throughout the year for all ages. Turn accepts private pay and DSPD clients.

Website:  www.turncommunityservices.org   Phone:  (801) 343-3900

Location: 1921 N 1120 W, Provo                  Age: 6- 22 (specifically summer camp)

 

Utah County Parks and Recreation Adapted Aquatics: Programs are provided year-round with swimming instruction for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Phone: Chad Barth (801) 229-7159 in Orem or Joey Byington (801) 763-3084 in American Fork

 

VIP Adaptive  League: The VIP Special Needs Sports League in Mapleton City is a unique organization that serves children and adult’s ages 5-22 who have any mental and/or physical disabilities. For the children involved, this program allows them the opportunity to participate in the great games of baseball, soccer and basketball that all their friends and siblings are doing without feeling left out.

Website:   http://parksandrec.mapleton.org/information/vip-adaptive-league-info/

Phone:  (801) 806-9114                                 Email:  parksandrec@mapleton.org

Age: 5-22 years                                             Location:  Mapleton

  • Calvin Curtis is UDSF's Platinum Plus Sponsor for our Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk 2020. His generosity and support over the past few years have made a real difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families across Utah.

  • Gossner Cache Silver Sponsor MS 2019

  • At Catalyst Behavior Solutions we prepare our clients to reach their full potential and achieve future success through the use of evidence-based and data-driven treatment methods. We believe in the growth of people of all abilities.

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