Nonpublic Special Schools

Description: Private educational institutions at preschool, elementary or secondary levels that are established for the purpose of providing educational services for children with disabilities. Included are special residential schools as well as private special day schools. (AIRS HH-8000.6000)

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Draper, UT

12222 South 1000 East
Draper, UT 84020-8278
Phone: 801-572-5727
Address: 12222 South 1000 East
Draper, UT 84020-8278
Phone: 801-572-5727
Fax: 801-572-5758
Eligibility: Pre-K through 6th grade diagnosed with autism or developmental disorders
Services Provided: Autism Behavior Treatment Center, has created a year-round private school based on ABA treatment program for children. The program will focus on teaching children new skills and remediation of skill deficits while helping each child to attain the requisite skill sets to function successfully within the school and community environments.
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Last Updated: 5/11/2017

Logan, UT

2600 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Phone: 435-797-8278
Organization Name: Center for Persons with Disabilities
Address: 2600 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Phone: 435-797-8278
Fax: 435-797-3572
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 with autism diagnosi, early intervention. Sliding scale, reduced fees available.
Services Provided: A state-of-the-art preschool program located on the campus of Utah State University that uses research-based instructional techniques to address the individual needs of children with autism.
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Last Updated: 4/12/2018
Address: 1683 South Hwy 89/91
PO Box 3662
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-755-8400
Services Provided: With a strong emphasis on both education and therapy, Logan River Academy features a structured, therapeutic living environment, a fully accredited high quality education program, and a full range of group, individual, family and chemical dependency counseling. "The therapy work is more insight-oriented, something we felt was critical to longer term success."
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Last Updated: 5/6/2015

Midvale, UT

7434 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-456-9955
Address: 7434 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 801-456-9955
Services Provided: Offers center, home and community-based intensive therapeutic interventions and instruction for individuals across the range of the autism spectrum and their families. Each program and treatment plan is individually developed by a collaborative team of professionals to create an optimum learning environment for a broad spectrum of ability.
Provider Profiles: As a nonprofit, the UAA also serves as a facility for training and developments of higher education students and professionals to grow in the field of behavior modification therapies and autism related careers.
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Last Updated: 6/28/2016

Murray, UT

1328 West 6170 South
Murray, UT 84123
Phone: 801-243-4991
Address: 1328 West 6170 South
Murray, UT 84123
Phone: 801-243-4991
Services Provided: Kids World Preschool educates children with and without disabilities in an inclusive environment, customizing learning for every child. Kids World staff works with children with Autism, PDD, Speech Delays, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Behavior challenges, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delays. Also provides services for children who have or are at increased risk for physical, developmental, and behavioral disorders.
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Last Updated: 4/25/2018

North Salt Lake, UT

575 North Cutler Drive
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone: 801-936-0318
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Organization Name: Spectrum Academy
Address: 575 North Cutler Drive
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone: 801-936-0318
Fax: 801-936-0568
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Eligibility: No cost, grades K-5, students with Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning autism.
Services Provided: Spectrum Academy is a charter school in Utah for students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s. Small class sizes with individualized instruction and innovative social skills curriculum.
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Last Updated: 5/3/2018
665 North Cutler Drive
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone: 801-936-0318
Organization Name: Spectrum Academy
Address: 665 North Cutler Drive
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone: 801-936-0318
Fax: 801-936-0209
Eligibility: Grades 8 to 12 middle school and high school. No cost. Students with Asperger's Syndrom and high-functioning autism.
Services Provided: Spectrum primarily serves students with autism ranging from severe to mild and including Asperger's Syndrome. Recognizing the strength, talents, and natural challenges of each student, Spectrum Academy promotes social and personal well-being without sacrificing strong academic achievement. Many of the students served at Spectrum Academy will experience special needs associated with Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning autism, communication disorders and sensory integration disorders.
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Last Updated: 4/11/2017

Ogden, UT

1100 Orchard Avenue
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-394-5936
Organization Name: Weber Human Services
Address: 1100 Orchard Avenue
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-394-5936
Fax: 801-394-5936
Eligibility: Children ages 3 - 5 with diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Pervasive Development Diorder (PDD)
Services Provided: The Northern Utah Autism Program is a preschool program divided into three classrooms of twelve children each with one lead teacher, two additional teachers, and two aides. UAP's staff also consists of a program manager, child psychiatrist, speech therapist, and others. Programming focuses on attending behaviors and compliance, language and cognition, self-help and social skills, and parent contact.
Provider Profiles: Alexis B, Program Manager
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018

Orem, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 921 North 1240 East
Foothill Elementary
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. Free of charge. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine.
Services Provided: Preschool program's main office with several locations. Orem site has three classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid and 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs. Program is offered to children on their waiting list.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018
800 West University Parkway MS 144
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-7620
Organization Name: Utah Valley University (UVU)
Address: 800 West University Parkway MS 144
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-7620
Email: Laurie.bowen@uvu.edu
Eligibility: 17-40 year olds who have graduated from high school who are able to academically succeed in college level courses with support.
Services Provided: Provides support for individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder to more fully realize their potential and utilize their strengths for enriched lives. Classes offered every semester focus on the skills needed to succeed in college as well as in everyday life.
Provider Profiles: Classes are generally held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday social activities usually are scheduled every other week. Cost is $300 per semester.
Application and interview process.
Laurie Bowen, M.Ed, BCBA Passages Program Director
Jessica Shepherd, CTRS
Jared Stewart, M.Ed
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018
Address: 1875 South Geneva Road
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-437-0490
Fax: 866-456-9954
Eligibility: Ages 2-22 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar learning styles (such as Aspergers, PDD-NOS, etc.). An official autism diagnosis is not a requirement for application or admission.
Services Provided: Provides day treatment services for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
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Last Updated: 4/13/2017

Pleasant Grove, UT

867 South 800 West
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-9019
Organization Name: Spectrum Academy
Address: 867 South 800 West
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-9019
Fax: 801-899-1635
Eligibility: Students in kindergarten through eleventh grade, no cost. Enrollment based on a lottery system held in early spring each year. Students with Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning autism.
Services Provided: Spectrum primarily serves students with autism ranging from severe to mild and including Asperger's Syndrome. Recognizing the strength, talents, and natural challenges of each student, Spectrum Academy promotes social and personal wellbeing without sacrificing strong academic achievement. Many of the students served at Spectrum Academy will experience special needs associated with Asperger's Syndrome, high functioning autism, communication disorders and sensory integration disorders.
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018

Provo, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 750 North Freedom Blvd
Franklin Elementary
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-226-5437
Toll Free Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-226-5437
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine. Free of charge.
Services Provided: Preschool program for children with autism offered in three locations to children on their waiting list. This site has five classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid & 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 750 North Freedom Blvd.
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-373-4760
Fax: 801-373-0639
Eligibility: Utah and Wasatch counties. Medicaid, some funding for uninsured. Children, youth and families.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Four Outpatient Family Clinics: Provo, American Fork, Spanish Fork and Wasatch County. Services include: Individual/Group/Family Therapy; Case Management' Medication Management. Nursing Services, Peer Support, Specialized groups such as: Domestic Violence treatment, Parenting Skills, Anger Management; Psychological testing, as needed; Skills Development and Behavior Management.

The Wellness Recovery Clinic (WRC) provides services to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured who meet income criteria.

Mountain Peaks Counseling offers services to those who have insurance other than Medicaid and those who wish to pay cash for services.

Vantage Point Crisis Services for Youth provides 24-hour a day, 7 days a week crisis residential services for male and female youth ages 10-17 who are ungovernable, at risk of becoming runaways, or experiencing serious parent-child conflicts.

Juvenile Receiving provides a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week reception, screening, and evaluation service for juvenile offenders who do not meet criteria for secure detention.

More Services for Children, Youth, and Families, as part of an individualized Recovery Plan.

Provides services to children ages 3-5 who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder through Giant Steps Preschools in Orem, Saratoga Springs and Provo. Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs.

XCEL Adolescent Day Treatment Program provides social skills, emotional regulation skills, and coping strategies for adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and teens with developmental delays.

New Vista. provides outpatient, day treatment, and step-down services for male and female youth, ages 9-18 who have sexual behavior problems.

Aspire is a residential care/treatment program for female youth, ages 12 to 18, who are in DCFS custody.

Stride is an after school day treatment services to assist children ages 5 to 12 who are experiencing challenges with behavior and social skills due to mental illness.
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Last Updated: 3/8/2016

Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Name: Valley Behavioral Health
Address: 780 South Guardsman Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-581-0194
Fax: 801-581-0193
Eligibility: Children age 12-24 months and their parents for at home program.Children preschool - sixth grade with an autism diagnosis for school
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Offers an intensive learning experience for the student with autism, based on years of experience, research and monitoring by staff whose expertise is in the syndrome of autism and related developmental delays.

In-home services available.
Provider Profiles: Two major affiliates: Valley Behavioral Health and Highland Springs Specialty Clinic
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Last Updated: 3/28/2018
604 Wilmington Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-467-2122
Address: 604 Wilmington Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-467-2122
Fax: 801-467-2148
Services Provided: An independent private school and clinic specializing in educational programs for traditional students, as well as students whose language processing deficits, other learning disabilities, or individual learning styles are impeding their academic achievement. Provide comprehensive learning and achievement diagnostic evaluations for children and adults (including ADA and 504 Accommodations when appropriate). May qualify for Carson Smith special needs scholarship.
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Last Updated: 4/25/2018

Saratoga Springs, UT

Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 682 West Marie Way
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
Phone: 801-226-5437
Toll Free Phone: 801-226-5437
Fax: 801-227-2466
Email: kbringhurst@wasatch.org
Eligibility: Ages 3-5 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Medicaid and non-Medicaid families. For families in three school districts: Provo, Nebo, and Alpine. Free of charge.
Services Provided: Pre-school program offered in three locations to children on their waiting list. This site has five classrooms with a capacity of 12 children, serving a total of 60 preschoolers and their families (36 Medicaid & 24 non-Medicaid).
Giant Steps also provides supportive education programs for parents and families, open to the public, to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child’s needs.
Small summer program in July.
Provider Profiles: Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3:20 pm
Administered by Wasatch Mental Health, Youth Services. A partnership with Alpine, Provo, and Nebo School Districts to provide Special Education services.
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Last Updated: 1/31/2018