Special Needs

Resources

A unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs.
A national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities to improve healthcare services and policies for children.
Medical supply and equipment donation resource. If a child is no longer needing something like a wheelchair, ankle braces, etc., it can be donated to the UKF. Someone in need of something can work with UKF to pick it up for free if it is in supply.
Provides statewide assistance in a variety of ways to families of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities as well as professional providers and partners.
A general resource for parents of kids with disabilities. Click here for support in requesting special education services from the school, including sample letters.
Learning resources and curriculum to help with homeschooling in Utah.
Supports families with special needs and is run by parents of children with special needs.
The COLSD staff are focused on conducting rigorous research on important topics to improve the outcomes of students with disabilities as they participate in online learning.
Provides services for children under the age of three who have developmental delays and disabilities by offering a full range of services to meet their individual needs. The goal is to minimize the effects of developmental delays thereby reducing the need for long term intervention throughout the child's school years.
List of best apps for special education.
Resources to support students with IEPs and resources to create and curate accessible educational materials.
Resources from the Child Mind institute to help parents and other caregivers support children with autism during the pandemic.
Research by psychologists that points to several important ways parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities can cope with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A non-profit that serves children, adolescents and young adults with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional challenges.
Q&A regarding education for children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.