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Advisory Committees

Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP) | Meeting Information
USEAP is an advisory panel appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Education. The focus of the panel is issues involving the education of students with disabilities.

Parent Advocates

Parent Advocates
Provide parents of students with disabilities and/or students with disabilities the information, training, and skills to become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting the special learning and behavioral needs of students with disabilities. Parent advocacy services are designed to encourage and assist parents with ongoing communication and collaboration with schools in resolving disputes, and are available at no cost to the family.

Professional Development

Utah Professional Development Network (UPDN) | Meeting Information
The UPDN’s overarching goal is the construction of a professional development network producing “sustainable, developmental, academic, social, and behaviorally competent outcomes for all students with disabilities, resulting in attainment of the necessary skills to achieve successful post-school outcomes.”

Web Resources

Art Access
Art Access/VSA Utah provides equal opportunities to inclusive arts programs for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts.

Autism Council of Utah (ACU)
An independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies. The aim is to promote access to resources and responsible information for individuals of all ages who have, or are affected by autism, or related conditions. They support statewide partnerships to collaborate on special projects, research, and training.

Utah Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of more than 28,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. The Council ensures the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. CEC is THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

Utah Developmental Disabilities Council (UDDC)
The mission of the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council is to be the state's leading source of critical, innovative, and progressive information, advocacy, leadership and collaboration to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Utah Education Network (UEN)
A network developed through a partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Utah State Office of Higher Education. This website provides resources for teachers and students grades K-12. It also provides information about the institutions of higher learning in Utah.

Utah Multi-Tiered System of Support (UMTSS)
The Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports provides leadership and support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in sustained implementation of evidence-based MTSS practices. UMTSS addresses both academic and behavioral needs of all students through the integration of data, practices, and systems. The coaching and tools provided by UMTSS are intended to guide LEA teams in evaluating and analyzing current practices, establishing supportive infrastructure, and utilizing data to improve student outcomes.

Utah Parent Center (UPC) | UPC's Event Calendar
The mission of the Utah Parent Center is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB)
The Mission of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is to serve as a resource to the educational programs, age birth to 21 years of age, in the state of Utah. USDB provides direct and indirect, high quality, educational services and consultations to children with hearing and/or vision impairments as well as to their families and service providers.

Utah State Instructional Materials Access Center (USIMAC)
USIMAC provides assistance to local education agencies in meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) for the provision of accessible instructional materials. The USIMAC offers the opportunity for students with print disabilities to gain increased access to the general curriculum by making core instructional material accessible in alternate formats. 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Vocational Rehabilitation services are provided under the State Office of Rehabilitation through programs located in both the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and Division of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI).