Educational Advocacy

Description: 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 Accessible: 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.
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Last Updated: 1/25/2018

Blanding, UT

648 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-8155
Address: 648 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-8155
Fax: 435-678-1280
Eligibility: K-3 students and their families, teachers, and early childhood providers
Services Provided: 1. Family Literacy Bag Project.
2. Family Literacy Nights.
3. Assistance for struggling K and 1st graders.
4. Professional development for K-3 teachers and early childhood providers.
Provider Profiles: Offers: ABE, AHSC and GED Preparation
Fees: n/a
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Last Updated: 6/23/2014
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: 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.
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Last Updated: 9/18/2011
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
Eligibility: Eligible for free or reduced lunch, San Juan County high school students at Monticello, Whitehorse, Monument Valley, San Juan, Navajo Mountain High Schools
Services Provided: The mission of the San Juan Foundation is to assist schools, colleges, universities and other organizations in community development and beneficial pursuits within San Juan County.
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Last Updated: 3/6/2018

Cedar City, UT

351 West University Blvd, Sharwan Smith Center Ste 206
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-8022
Organization Name: Southern Utah University
Address: 351 West University Blvd, Sharwan Smith Center Ste 206
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-865-8022
Fax: 435-865-8235
Services Provided: Provides support and services to students with disabilities who are overcoming different educational difficulties because of their individual challenges.
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Last Updated: 2/23/2015

Logan, UT

Organization Name: Utah State University
Address: 6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-1981
Toll Free Phone: 866-284-2821
Fax: 435-797-3944
Eligibility: All ages, need based.
Services Provided: The CPD is Utah's dynamic collection of projects, guided by a goal to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. This is done through research, education, demonstration services and technical assistance.
Services include:
Early intervention -- with families of children aged birth to three who have developmental disabilities or are at risk for disability (Up to Three)
Rehabilitation and education in life skills -- for adults with significant disabilities
Clinical diagnostic and evaluation services
Medical services
Family supports directed to link individuals from diverse cultures to community-based services
Provider Profiles: Judith Holt, Director Interdisciplinary Training
Sue Olsen, Director Division of Exemplary Services, Up to Three

Association of University Centers on Disabiities
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Last Updated: 6/7/2018
1780 Research Park, Suite 112
Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-797-9050
Organization Name: Utah State University
Address: 1780 Research Park, Suite 112
Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-797-9050
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Responds to statewide personnel development needs as identified by the Utah Special Education Consortium for students with disabilities. Provides services to special educators, general educators, paraprofessionals, parents, administrators, related service providers and students with disabilities from all 41 school districts and charter schools in Utah, state operated programs, and institutes of higher education.
(Formerly Utah Personnel Development Center)


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Last Updated: 7/22/2015
0101 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0101
Phone: 435-797-2444
Address: 0101 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0101
Phone: 435-797-2444
Toll Free Phone: 800-259-2966
Services Provided: Provide qualified persons with disabilities equal access to University programs, services and activities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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Last Updated: 10/7/2015
0185 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0185
Phone: 435-797-1728
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Address: 0185 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-0185
Phone: 435-797-1728
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Services Provided: Resource center for students returning to college. Provides information assistance and referral concerning opportunities and resources available on campus and in the community.

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Last Updated: 1/2/2014

Midvale, UT

7852 South Pioneer Street (310 W) Rm 246
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-412-2176
Address: 7852 South Pioneer Street (310 W) Rm 246
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-412-2176
Fax: 801-412-2178
Eligibility: Must live within the boundaries of Jordan School District.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Providing family support and advocacy to identified, high-risk, multi-need families in Jordan School District as they strive toward an improved quality of life. Specialized, intensive intervention is often required for families with significant health, learning, language, or emotional barriers, and families who live in poverty and instability. Jordan School District and Jordan Student Intervention Team are committed to serving these steadily increasing, multi-need, at risk children and families.
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Last Updated: 3/29/2018

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.
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Last Updated: 8/14/2017

Orem, UT

800 West University Parkway, LC 312
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8747
Address: 800 West University Parkway, LC 312
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8747
Services Provided: Provides a variety of services, software and equipment for students with a wide range of disabilities.
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Last Updated: 12/20/2013
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8425
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Address: 800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8425
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Services Provided: Provides major advisor referrals, transfer/graduation information and support.
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Last Updated: 6/23/2014

Price, UT

451 East 400 North JLSC Room 223
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5000
Organization Name: Utah State University College of Eastern Utah
Address: 451 East 400 North JLSC Room 223
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5000
Services Provided: GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded grant program designed to increase the numbers of low-income students who graduate from high school and go on to attend college.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2014
451 East 400 North SAC 118
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5337
Address: 451 East 400 North SAC 118
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5337
Fax: 435-613-5112
Services Provided: Providing services and accommodations, in accordance with the ADA Laws and Regulations, to traditional, as well as non-traditional students seeking services and educational opportunities at USU Eastern.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2013
451 East 400 North, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Room 223
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5319
Address: 451 East 400 North, Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Room 223
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-613-5319
Services Provided: Educational program designed to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students' success in education beyond high school.
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Last Updated: 12/20/2013

Provo, UT

3585 N. University Avenue, Suite 325
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-377-1423
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Address: 3585 N. University Avenue, Suite 325
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-377-1423
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Services Provided: We create school supply kits for children locally and internationally.
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Last Updated: 5/7/2011

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
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.
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Last Updated: 8/10/2015
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-972-3596
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Organization Name: University of Utah
Address: 1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-972-3596
Fax: 801-972-3628
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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.
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Last Updated: 4/10/2017
1901 East South Campus Drive Room 2075
Room 2075
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-7188
Address: 1901 East South Campus Drive Room 2075
Room 2075
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-581-7188
Fax: 801-581-4325
Eligibility: Must be a low income, first generation college student, and/or student with a disability.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: College access and retention programs for low income and first generation college students, and students with disabilities. Provides academic support and guidance to post-secondary education.
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Last Updated: 11/5/2014
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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Eligibility: Open to member
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Nonprofit advocating for lifelong learning in Utah; provides and supports quality educational opportunities.
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Last Updated: 5/16/2017

South Jordan, UT

505 West 10200 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-216-2122
Address: 505 West 10200 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-216-2122
Fax: 801-553-4600
Email: shannon.price@ultradent.com
Eligibility: Ex-FLDS
Services Provided: Provides young men and women who are former members of the FLDS church access to an education, medical, and dental support.
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Last Updated: 3/6/2018

Taylorsville, UT

4600 South Redwood Road (1700 W)
Taylorsville, UT 84130
Phone: 801-957-4659
Organization Name: Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Address: 4600 South Redwood Road (1700 W)
Taylorsville, UT 84130
Phone: 801-957-4659
Eligibility: Documentation of a disability
Services Provided: Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to foster student inclusion into the SLCC Community through teaching independence, self-advocacy, and responsibility while maintaining an environment that promotes personal, educational and social growth.
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Last Updated: 5/18/2016

Weber State University, UT

Shepherd Union Building Suite 322
2127 University Circle
Weber State University, UT 84408-2127
Phone: 801-626-6090
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Address: Shepherd Union Building Suite 322
2127 University Circle
Weber State University, UT 84408-2127
Phone: 801-626-6090
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Eligibility: High school diploma or GED
Services Provided: The focus of the Women's Center is to provide programs and opportunities to all Wildcats, with a special emphasis on the women on campus and in our community.
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Last Updated: 1/22/2015

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.
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Last Updated: 3/22/2018
3115 East Lion Lane Ste 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-375-1777
Address: 3115 East Lion Lane Ste 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-375-1777
Fax: 801-998-8497
Email: ais@americanindianservices.org
Eligibility: Scholarships for undergraduate students. Workshops for students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade coming from families with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Focus on Native American youth, but will accept any race or nationality that meets income guideline.
Services Provided: American Indian Services (AIS) focuses on providing scholarships for Native American undergraduate students. Each year, AIS provides thousands of college scholarships to Native Americans from over 300 federally recognized tribes.
AIS also provides workshops and seminars, leadership training, youth outreach programs, community development, and farming and gardening projects.
Utah Programs:
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.
Provider Profiles: Mon — Fri: 9AM — 5PM MST
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018
Arlington, VA 12226
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Address: Arlington, VA 12226
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Services Provided: Advocates, researches strategies to support early intervention and special educational needs of children with exceptionalities. View the latest information about special education research and development throughout the United States. Effects public policy, makes federal budgetary recommendations.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018
8161 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
Phone: 952-838-9000
Organization Name: PACER Center
Address: 8161 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
Phone: 952-838-9000
TDD: 952-838-0190
Fax: 952-838-0199
Services Provided: Information for parents, providers, administrators, policymakers about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Provider Profiles: Internet Resources
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Last Updated: 12/18/2017
Address: 8630 Fenton St, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Phone: 301-587-1788
TDD: 301-587-1789
Fax: 301-587-1791
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded in 1880, safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, individual members, and organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work of the NAD encompasses a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The NAD website (http://www.nad.org) has a wealth of advocacy information and resources.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-287-4310
Organization Name: Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617-287-4310
TDD: 617-287-4350
Services Provided: Information, discussion board, listserve, resources, student stories, and links to colleges and programs that support youth with intellectual disabilities.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018