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  • Future Events
    Please visit our Future Events page to find other newsworthy items like conference announcements, meetings dates, grant opportunities, and other notices.
  • Administration on Developmental Disabilities Priority Survey
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Administration on Developmental Disabilities would like input from the public on how they can best meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. ADD is planning future Projects of National Significance (PNS). PNS will create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to contribute to, and participate in, all types of community life. It will also support national and state policy development to promote self-determination and independence of people with developmental disabilities. ADD is asking for input through an online survey to decide where their next focus should be. The survey can be completed until September 1, 2010, online at 08/19/2010
  • Teen Dating Violence
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) provides information about teen dating violence. 02/01/2010
  • Marisa Presents at the Utah State Special Education Consortium
    See the video of Marisa and her mother speaking at the meeting about serving students and using applied technology like Voice Output Communication Aids. Also available are the introduction by her mother and Marisa's slide presentation. 12/11/09
  • Utah woman had mutated version of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus
    Read about a case of a mutated version of the swine flu viurs. 12/09/09
  • Pregnancy Risk Line on KUTV
    See the news video about the Pregnancy Risk Line, Utah's teratology information service. This free, private, and easy-to-use telephone information service answers questions about medicines, drugs, chemicals, and other environmental exposures during pregnancy that can potentially harm an embryo, fetus, or infant. 10/16/09
  • Influenza Updates
    This newsletter from the Utah Immunization Program provides the latest information about the flu including recommendations for health care personnel, surveillance information in Utah, and frequently asked questions. 10/10/09
  • Flu Vaccine Locator
    The Utah Department of Health provides this web-based tool to help you find flu shots in cities and across Utah. 10/10/09
  • Flu.Gov
    The U.S. Govenment (White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies) provides information about the flu including links to help you find flu shots in all states. 10/10/09
  • Utah demand is high for first doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine
    Read this article from The Salt Lake Tribune and see the latest information on flu shots. The article includes information from the Pregnancy Risk Line. 10/10/09
  • Miss North Ogden Getting the Word Out
    Read this story from the Ogden Standard Examiner about Miss North Ogden's efforts to help people learn more about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The funny faces she makes for the camera are great, even though she said that she didn't expect to see them in print. 10/05/09
  • President Obama Announces New Initiatives During National Disability Employment Awareness Month
    Read about the President's support of employment for people with disabilities and see the Proclamation for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Find more stories at the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Utah's Governor Herbert also signed a state proclamation. 10/05/09
  • Pregnant mom's H1N1 swine flu exposure can harm baby
    Read about the latest research on the 1918 flu pandemic and long-term outcomes from having the flu. 10/01/09
  • Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) Intake Process
    Anyone seeking a new DSPD intake referral (who is not already involved in the intake process or ona waiting list) should call the new toll-free number, 1-877-568-0084, and ask for an intake worker. 10/01/09
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921-2009
    This letter from Timothy P. Shriver to the Special Olympics movement announces the loss of Ms. Shriver. He welcomes people to learn more about her, share their thoughts, and read the posted tributes. 08/11/09
  • Refurbished wheelchairs find homes in Utah
    This news article in the Salt Lake Tribune discusses how the Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment (CReATE) fixes mobility devices to support independence. 07/06/09
  • Nation needs youthful idealism more than ever
    This news article in USA Today from the First Lady, Michelle Obama, discusses the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and calls on youth to be involved in helping our country and communities stronger. 04/15/09
  • 'Civic generation' rolls up sleves in record numbers
    This news article in USA Today describes how youth and young adults are getting involved, despite the economy, in community service at home or aroung the world. 04/14/09
  • One Small Change - For the Health of It
    This video focuses on the simple things an individual can do to improve his or her own health, from the Salt Lake Valley Health Department (SLVHD). Go ahead, try making "one small change!" 04/08/09
  • National Public Health Week
    Do you ever wonder what they do over at your state or local public health department? Watch this video to see a small sample of things that the nurses, doctors, health educators, nutritionists, inspectors, lab technicians, benefits workers, epidemiologists, and others are up to in your community. 04/08/09
  • Transition for individuals with disabilities: new workshop at the University of Utah
    For college students interested in the field of Special Education, this workshop will provide college credit and help you learn about transition for all ages. 03/18/09
  • Every Day an Adventure: Part 1, Advice for Communities
    From Champions for Inclusive Communities, this article provides advice, from the young adult point of view, for communities and providers. See what Quintin has to say about his everyday experiences in Logan, Utah. 03/17/09
  • Disability Awareness Month: Reading to Children
    This photo shows the Provo, Utah mayor reading to children as part of Disability Awareness Month activities. 03/12/09
  • State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation 2010
    The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is taking public comments on its state plan to help people with disabilities gain successful employment. Citizens are encouaged to get involved and share their comments. This is a chance for you to be a advocate for others and participate in government decisions "for the people, by the people". 02/18/2009
  • Teen's blindness revealing a new world
    This Salt Lake Tribune article is about a young girl with a visual impairment called Stargardt. She has great determination and strength despite the limited services available. 02/01/2009
  • Building a Healthy Community, One Child at a Time
    From the New York Times, this article discusses challenges with the U.S. health care system and how North Carolina's "Community Care" program is making a difference by providing a medical home for children. 01/22/09
  • Families to lawmakers: Don't cut quality of life
    This Salt Lake Tribune article is about proposed budget cuts by the State of Utah and families' reactions to those proposals. 01/21/2009
  • Combating cancer on the slopes
    This Salt Lake Tribune article describes the experiences of cancer survivors from Texas skiing at Utah's National Ability Center and includes a video on YouTube. 01/06/2009
  • Young Advocates Making a Difference in Utah, pdf
    This article describes how members of the Young Adult Advisory Committee shared their ideas for improving medical services in Utah. The young adults on the Committee are now on the BLT Advisory Committee and working to help youth and young adults transition to adulthood by speaking at training events and making training materials. Winter 2007
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