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Organizations that promote a particular practice like bilingual education, support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that will result in specific types of educational reform or other improvements in the educational system, or support specific changes in local educational institutions that will improve the delivery of services to local students. (AIRS TD-1600.1770 Education Advocacy Groups)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
45 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-402-5261
Organization Name: Davis School District
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Address:
45 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
Phone: 801-402-5261
Fax: 801-402-5218
Email: foundation@dsdmail.net
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Languages Spoken: Spanish interpretation is available for the assessment.
Eligibility:

Davis School District

Services Provided: School district for Davis County, and foundation that provides financial support and resources to classrooms, students, and programs within the school district to enhance innovative education programs for the 90 schools and 74,000 students which would not be typically provided by the district because of limited funds or other constraints. Related volunteer opportunities available.COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Education Advocacy Groups
  • Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities
  • Computer Distribution Programs
  • Special Preschools
  • School Districts
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Utah PTA View on Map
Statewide Provider
5192 South Greenpine Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-261-3100
Statewide Provider
Address:
5192 South Greenpine Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-261-3100
Fax: 801-261-3110
Service Categories:
Email: kids@utahpta.org
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Services Provided:

Child advocacy organization made up of parents, teachers, and students. Utah PTA is an affiliate of National PTA and is organized in Utah at local, council, and state levels.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/3/2021
101 Wasatch Drive, Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-6013
Address:
101 Wasatch Drive, Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-6013
Fax: 801-585-6105
Service Categories:
Wheelchair Access: Complete
Services Provided:

UETN connects all Utah school districts, schools, and higher education institutions to a robust network and quality educational resources. UETN is one of the nation's premier education networks. Broadcast television for educators, Pre K-12, higher education, general learner, professional development, UEN-TV, distance education

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 1/9/2022
3660 Birch Avenue Department 3201
Ogden, UT 84408
Phone: 801-626-6798
Organization Name: Weber State University
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Address:
3660 Birch Avenue Department 3201
Ogden, UT 84408
Phone: 801-626-6798
Fax: 801-626-7152
Eligibility: 9th through 12th grader in Ben Lomond, Clearfield, or Ogden High Schools. Must be either low-income or be a first-generation student.
Services Provided:

A college preparatory program for high school students designed to help build academic and social skills and generate a positive attitude toward success in their education. Provides critical educational services and activities for eligible 13 to 18 year-old students in northern Utah.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 9/18/2020
200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Address:
200 North Main
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-1271
Fax: 435-678-1204
Eligibility: At-risk students who are referred to program by principals, law enforcement, etc.
Services Provided:

The F.A.C.T. initiative provides flexible, comprehensive, preventive services to families with children at risk of failing in school, and/or at risk of abuse and neglect. The program involves the Departments of Human Services, Health, Public Education, and the Juvenile Courts. The new Department of Workforce Services will also be involved.
1. Advocacy on behalf of students.
2. Assistance in helping students comply with court mandates.
3. Case worker for family support
4. Case worker for Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC, etc.
5. Health check-ups and referrals to medical services
6. Individual and family counsel.
7. Referrals to legal, job, and community services.
8. Severe and Habitual Offenders Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP).
9. Social skills classes.
10. Some financial assistance.
11. Tutoring.
Agencies include: [Child Welfare] [Mental Health] [DSPD] [Substance Abuse] [DCFS] [ORS] [Aging]

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/4/2020
639 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-2201
Organization Name: Utah State University Eastern - Blanding
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Address:
639 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-2201
Eligibility: Low-income and first-generation students in grades 9-12
Services Provided:

1. 6 week long summer program.
2. Role models.
3. Support services to strengthen educational skill development, systematic career assessment and exploration, and motivation.
4. Support services for graduation seniors designed to prepare them for college.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 10/23/2020
Statewide Provider
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: 801-538-7587
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Utah State Board of Education
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Address:
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: 801-538-7587
Fax: 801-538-7991
Eligibility:

Identified students ages 3 - 22 in Utah schools to comply with the requirements outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004.

Services Provided:

Support and services for students with disabilities, ages 3-22; assessment, instructional support, and transition services; links to community organizations and school districts; and information about school rules and reports, events, and services.

Provider Profiles:

Utah's Transition Action Guide for Students with Disabilities: http://health.utah.gov/cshcn/pdf/IntSrv/Transition%20Action%20Guide.pdf

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
5180 Commerce Drive Suite L
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-281-4425
Address:
5180 Commerce Drive Suite L
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-281-4425
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-335-4627
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Offers consultation re your rights in IEPs. Parent Advocate, Sherilin Rowley, will assist during the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process at no charge.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 3/3/2022
2500 South State, Room D-120
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 385-645-4155
Address:
2500 South State, Room D-120
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 385-645-4155
Email: pukrufus@gmail.com
Services Provided:

The Utah Family Partnership Network helps families and schools come together for student success. Our centers contain hundreds of resources on parenting, discipline, early literacy, helping with homework, dealing with learning disabilities, understanding your child, plus educational and health information. Nine locations in Utah.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 2/7/2022
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-972-3596
Organization Name: University of Utah
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Address:
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-972-3596
Fax: 801-972-3628
Email: unp@partners.utah.edu
Services Provided: Brings together west side students, parents, educators, policymakers, community organizations, and higher ed partners to develop equitable educational access and opportunities for west side families. Provides active communication, relationship building, resource sharing, and capacity building of educational systems to meet the needs of first-generation, immigrant, new-arriving, and native-born communities. Can check status on COVID-19 rent/utility relief applications.COVID-19 UPDATE: Following all CDC and state guidelines. Call for additional information.

  • Certificates/Forms Assistance
  • Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs
  • Higher Education Bridge Programs
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/30/2022
Teens Act View on Map
363 North University Avenue Ste 116
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-360-7135
Address:
363 North University Avenue Ste 116
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-360-7135
Email: contact@teensact.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: Teens Act helps underserved high school students graduate from high school and pursue a college education.

  • Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs
  • Tutoring Services
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/30/2022
580 South 650 West
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-4000
Address:
580 South 650 West
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-4000
Fax: 435-678-3541
Languages Spoken: Navajo
Services Provided: Assists schools, colleges, universities and other organizations in community development and beneficial pursuits within San Juan County.

  • Extended Child Care
  • Tutoring Services
  • Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs
  • Summer School Programs
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/30/2022
170 South Interstate Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-375-1777
Address:
170 South Interstate Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-375-1777
Email: ais@americanindianservices.org
Eligibility:

Native American students

Services Provided:

Utah Programs include:
AIS PREP – In partnership with Utah State University, AIS established a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program for 7th-8th grade students in Blanding and Roosevelt. AIS Literacy – In partnership with the Ken Garff Road to Success program, AIS helps provide literacy programs in 11 predominantly Native American schools to help students increase their progress in reading, in an effort to combat the high dropout rate of children between K-12th grades.
AIS Mentoring – In partnership with the San Juan Foundation, AIS helps provide mentoring programs for K-12th grade students at under-performing schools on or near the reservation.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/10/2022
1901 East South Campus Drive, Room 2075
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9356
Phone: 801-581-7188
Organization Name: University of Utah
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Address:
1901 East South Campus Drive, Room 2075
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9356
Phone: 801-581-7188
Email: trio@sa.utah.edu
Eligibility: Enrolled in grade 9 or 10 at East, Highland, West, or Kearns High Schools. High school students from low income families, or who are potential first generation college students
Services Provided:

Upward Bound is a college preparation program for high school students from low income families or who are potential first generation college students.

Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/19/2020
Statewide Provider
UT
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Decoding Dyslexia Utah
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Address:
UT
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Provides education to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in Utah public schools. Several online resources available on website.

Source: Utah Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/18/2022
Nationwide Provider
107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
Nationwide Provider
Address:
107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
Fax: 704-948-7779
Services Provided:

Committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post-secondary education. Website resources include civil rights, legal resources, DSS professionals.

Provider Profiles:

Affiliate programs Utah AHEAD, New Mexico AHEAD

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 12/11/2020
Nationwide Provider
517 South Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone: 919-962-2001
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Address:
517 South Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
Phone: 919-962-2001
Fax: 919-966-7463
Email: ectacenter@unc.edu
Eligibility:

Early childhood professionals

Services Provided:

Assists state programs funded under Part C and Part B-Section 619 of the IDEA, providing early intervention/early childhood special education information.

Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the US Department of Education

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/25/2022
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 6767
Towson, MD 21285
Phone: 844-426-7224
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 6767
Towson, MD 21285
Phone: 844-426-7224
Fax: 410-372-0209
Services Provided:

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals. COPAA focuses on the rights of children who receive special education services and supports, and who are eligible to be served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other statutes. This includes working to ensure that children with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). COPAA endeavors to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. COPAA does not represent individual parents but provides a network to assist, train, and inform advocates, attorneys, parents, and related professionals.

Member Search: Parents who are looking to find a special education attorney, a special education advocate, or a related professional may look up referrals in the COPAA Member Directory. This directory is to serve as a resource for members and the public to find attorneys, advocates and other professional who belong to COPAA and advocate on behalf of children with disabilities.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/30/2020
Nationwide Provider
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Nationwide Provider
Address:
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Toll Free Phone: 800-872-5327
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Department of Education is committed to:

  • Developing policies for federal educational financial aid, as well as disbursing and monitoring such monies.
  • Data about America's schools is being collected, and research is being disseminated.
  • Bringing critical educational concerns to the attention of the entire country.
  • Discrimination is prohibited, and all students have equal access to education.
  • Provides information and information for those wanting more information Student Loans, Grants, Laws & Guidance, and Data.
Provider Profiles:

*Note, contact info page lists multiple contact emails for different inquiries, please read thoroughly.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-7100
Phone: 202-245-8000
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Education
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Address:
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-7100
Phone: 202-245-8000
Service Categories:
Email: idea@ed.gov
Services Provided:

Provides an informational website that is ran by the US Department of Education and discusses more in-depth about IDEA, which is a law that ensures all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022