Sunday, October 19, 2008


Rock On! is an Eight-week rock climbing program for kids within the Autism Spectrum Disorder

Who: For children between the ages of 5-12 with ASD who have not yet participated in Rock On!

What: 8 week rock climbing program

When: Starts October 28th

Tuesday's session will begin on October 28th and run to December 15th
Group 1 meets from 4:00-5:30pm Group 2 meets from 6:00-7:30pm

Wednesday's session will begin October 29th and run to December 16th
Group 3 meets from 4:00 -5:30pm Group 4 meets from 6:00-7:30pm

Where: The first few weeks will take place at the Dimple Dell Recreation Center and the last couple of weeks will take place at the Momentum Climbing Gym, both in Sandy.

Cost: $43 for the 8-week program

SPLORE's Rock On! Program is an indoor rock climbing program that includes specialized attention for each child with ASD from staff and volunteers who are dedicated to provide quality care.

To Sign-Up or for More Information:
Please contact Janine at (801) 484-4128 x 2 or If you would like to receive announcements about future Rock On! Sessions or to sign up.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Change in ACU Bi-Annual Meeting

Due to the change in the State work schedule, the Biannual meeting for the Autism Council of Utah has been changed to Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / 9:00-11:00.

The venue and agenda will be sent at a later date.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Autism Council of Utah Bi-Annual Meeting -- SAVE THE DATE!

Autism Council of Utah Bi-Annual Meeting -- SAVE THE DATE!

Friday, October 10th; 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

More information to follow...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rock On! climbing program for children with ASD

Title: Rock On! climbing program for children with ASD

This summer SPLORE is offering a unique program called Rock On! which is a rock climbing program for children with autism spectrum disorder. Each child will receive specialized attention from SPLORE staff and volunteers who are dedicated to provide quality care.

Friends and family members are welcome to participate in SPLORE activities. Come learn how to make rock climbing fun for the whole family!

Rock On! is designed to help children:

- Develop positive recreation skills
- Increase muscle tone and motor skills
- Develop trust and relationship building skills
- Increase self-esteem and empowerment
- Promote independence, health and wellness
- Increase knowledge and access to recreation activities

For who: Rock On! is for children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 5 to 12 years old.

When: June 3rd to July 24th

Schedule: Sessions are once a week with one of the time settings below:

Tuesdays: 4 to 5:30 pm or 5:30 to 7 pm

Thursdays: 4 to 5:30 pm or 5:30 to 7 pm

To sign up or to learn more please contact SPLORE at:

Phone: (801) 484-4128 x 6

We also invite you to check out our website at

SPLORE is a Utah-based non profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation. This summer will mark SPLORE’s 31st year of providing services. Some of the programs SPLORE provides range from rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, camping, Nordic skiing as well as other specialized programs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NEW! Autism Support Forum


An online support forum for other parents and adults in Utah
affected by autism created by Rory Garrett.

P.L.A.Y. Project May 19, 2008

1855 East Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
(801) 582-5534

The P.L.A.Y. Project: Introduction to the DIR ® Model
Date: May 19, 2008
Time: 9:00 am– 4:00 pm (Registration and continental breakfast at 8:00 am)
Location: Parkview Center
1161 East 300 North
Provo, UT

This one­day workshop focuses on The P.L.A.Y.
Project, a unique, community­based training and
early intervention program. This model is based
on the developmental theories of Stanley
Greenspan, MD, known as the Developmental,
Individualized & Relationship (DIR ® ) Oriented
Model – also known as “Floortime”. Although
designed as an intervention for children with
autism, this parent child treatment model can be
utilized in social relationship intervention for many
young children and families. The DIR ® theory
and research will be presented along with
videotape case examples to help participants
learn DIR ® strategies, methods and techniques.
Our mission is to help parents and professionals
learn effective, low cost and efficient ways to
provide intensive intervention programming for
young children (18 months to 7 years) with
autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and help them
gain language and social skills.

--Family members of children with autism
spectrum disorders
--Education professionals and paraprofessionals
--Occupational, physical and speech therapists
--Psychologists and social workers
--Medical professionals
--Training Objectives

Participants will:
--Learn of the current trends and research in
ASDs and understand/describe how “affect”
drives growth and development
--Understand the importance of the neurological
“comfort zone”
--Understand/describe basic DIR ® “Floortime”
principles, strategies and techniques
--Implement DIR ® intervention techniques with
children with ASDs

$65 per person for providers, $45 per person for
parents (lunch included)

Registration Form
Address: ______________________________
City/ State/ Zip: _________________________
Daytime Telphone: ______________________
Fax: __________________________________
Email: ________________________________
Degree: _______________________________
Current Position and Organization: __________

Return registration and payment made out to
The Children’s Center:

The Children’s Center
Attn: Joanne Mooney
1855 East Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
For additional questions contact Lori Krasney at
(801)582­5534 or
To make credit card payments please contact
Joanne at (801) 582­5534 or

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ACU Bi-Annual Meeting Details

Autism Council of Utah
Biannual Meeting

May 9, 2008
Granite Education Center
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah (801) 646-5000
Auditorium B and C
(no food or drink allowed)


10:00 Welcome Business and Recognitions
10:20 Roles of Speech Language Pathologists and Autism
11:20 Committee Reports
11:30 Workgroups, Informing Autism Practices in Utah
12:00 Adjourn

Next biannual meeting: October 10, 2007