Community Initiatives

Utah Parent Center

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:22

The Utah Parent Center was established and still operated by parents with children who have special needs as well. They work on a model of peer-to-peer support helping parents learn how to advocate for their child, provide helpful resources, and support from parents who understand. All of the council given is tailored to the needs of the children and the parents.

To learn more about the Utah Parent Center, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah Valley Moms

by Eleven 27. March 2014 16:00

Over the past few years, Utah Valley Moms has turned into a community to help moms know of resources in the area and as a group helping each other deal with the many surprises of parenthood. Utah Valley Moms is present on the blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+.

One of their upcoming events is their free Easter egg hunt, that splits up children according to age as well to give them a more fun experience. Local businesses will also be present with free activities for families. If you are interested in your child being part of the egg hunt you will need to register them, but all families are welcome to the event.

To learn more about Utah Valley Moms, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Parenting | Utah

Department of Workforce Services

by Eleven 27. March 2014 15:22

Utah's unemployment rate has recently dropped down to 3.9%, one of the lowest in the nation. The Department of Workforce Services is looking to take it down even further. The department provides a whole range of services throughout the state to help people get a new job or a better job. Such services include job listings throughout the state, resume building and critiques, mock interviews, and helping remove barriers to employment. One of their current priorities is helping veterans become marketable and find employment.

To learn more about The Department of Workforce Services, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Utah

Autism Council of Utah

by Eleven 27. March 2014 15:08

Utah has the highest cases of diagnosed autism in the country with 1 in 47 children being diagnosed. Finding the appropriate resources and accommodations can be very difficult, especially to those who have not had any experience in dealing with autism before. The Autism Council of Utah works to collect resources on how to know if your child has autism, how to best work with a life with autism, autism-friendly businesses, and more. The organization is independent and parent run, so you know that they understand how it can be to have a member of the family with autism and the best resources available to your situation.

To learn more about the Autism Council of Utah, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah History Day

by Eleven 27. March 2014 14:32

Get ready for Utah History Day! This is a great opportunity for children in grades 4-12 to become historians and present their research and reports. This competition gives students the chance to proceed to the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland. Utah History Day has been known for presenting some exciting and interesting research like interviews done with the head of NASA and Norman Rockwell's model for Rosie the Riveter. Utah History Day will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

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Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah


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