Educational Advocacy

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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5192 South Greenpine Drive (460 W)
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-261-3100
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Address:
5192 South Greenpine Drive (460 W)
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Phone: 801-261-3100
Fax: 801-261-3110
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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: 1/25/2018

Blanding, UT

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: 11/14/2018
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: 6/10/2020

Cottonwood Heights, UT

3115 East Lion Lane, Suite 320
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Phone: 801-375-1777
Address:
3115 East Lion Lane, Suite 320
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
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: 7/17/2018

Murray, UT

5180 Commerce Drive Suite L
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-281-4425
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Address:
5180 Commerce Drive Suite L
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: 801-281-4425
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-335-4627
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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: 4/8/2019

Ogden, UT

3201 University Circle Annex 10
Ogden, UT 84408
Phone: 801-626-6798
Organization Name: Weber State University
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Address:
3201 University Circle Annex 10
Ogden, UT 84408
Phone: 801-626-6798
Fax: 801-626-7152
Eligibility: Must be low-income/first generation high school student
Services Provided: 1. Provide academic tutoring to 9th-12th graders during the academic year.
2. Provide activities to promote academic and social success.
An academic, summer and bridge program.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 6/10/2020

Provo, UT

363 North University Avenue Ste 108
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-360-7135
Address:
363 North University Avenue Ste 108
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-360-7135
Eligibility: High school students who have a low GPA (less than 2.5) or are at risk for dropping out.
Services Provided: Teens Act helps underserved high school students graduate from high school and pursue a college education.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 12/3/2019

Salt Lake City, UT

100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-4914
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Organization Name: Primary Children's Hospital
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Address:
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-4914
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Services Provided: Assists students, during a stay at Primary Children's Hospital, with requests to the school for homebound or home-hospital services and coordinating the return to school after being discharged from the hospital.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/10/2015
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
Eligibility: Salt Lake City west side neighborhood students, parents and new residents.
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.
Source: United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 7/8/2019
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
PO Box 203
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-538-7844
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Address:
PO Box 203
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-538-7844
Fax: 801-585-6105
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Wheelchair Access: Complete
Eligibility: Open to member
Services Provided: Nonprofit advocating for lifelong learning in Utah; provides and supports quality educational opportunities.
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 12/10/2018
101 Wasatch Drive, Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-4194
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Address:
101 Wasatch Drive, Room 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-4194
Fax: 801-585-6105
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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: 10/16/2018
2500 South State, Rm D-120
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 385-645-4155
Address:
2500 South State, Rm D-120
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 385-645-4155
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: 3/25/2019

Nationwide

107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
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: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/20/2018
P.O. Box 6767
Towson, MD 21285
Phone: 844-426-7224
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.

[https://www.copaa.org/search/default.asp COPAA 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: 5/22/2020