Community Initiatives

SADS Foundation

by Eleven 2. July 2014 09:50

The SADS (short for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation's mission is to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. SADS is the sudden cause of death of 350,000 Americans each year. The SADS foundation provides vital information for warning signs and resources about what to do if someone in your family is predisposed to SADS. Not only does the Foundation help you, but it also provides a network to other families who are going through similar situations who can offer ideas as well as needed support.

 

To learn more about SADS and the SADS Foundation click here.

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Now I Can Foundation's Run to Walk

by devinvs 28. March 2014 15:19

Now I Can is an organization that helps children with neurological disorders learn to maneuver their bodies through intensive physical therapy. The Run to Walk is a 5k and a one mile fun run on  Saturday, May 17th whose proceeds all go directly to help the physical therapy scholarships of the children in the foundation. The highlight of the event is seeing the progress and determination of the patients who are just learning to walk participate in any way they can. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the event, from the competitive runner to those who prefer a leisurely stroll.

To register for the Run to Walk, click here.

To learn more about the Now I Can Foundation, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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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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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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Alzheimer's Association of Utah

by Eleven 27. March 2014 11:42

The Alzheimer's Association of Utah is working hard to provide the needed services and funding to quell the effects and burdens of Alzheimer's. The organization works to provide programs and services to those affected by the disease as well as the caregivers. They offer a helpline that is available 24/7 to answer questions and direct people to resources to help their specific situations. Aside from the services given to those dealing with Alzheimer's the organization works to educate the public to "know the 10 signs" that indicate that someone has Alzheimer's. Because there is no known cause or cure for the disease, the Alzheimer's Association of Utah works to provide funding for research through sponsorhip and their annual Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser, and they help people become involved with clinical studies.

To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association of Utah, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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