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Utah Disability Agencies

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  • Blindness or Visual Impairment Organizations in Utah
  • Other Disability Organizations in Utah
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    Access Utah Network
    155 S 300 W Suite 100
    Salt Lake City UT 84101
    (801) 533-4636 or toll free outside SLC 800-333-8824

    A Utah information and referral service providing information on issues relating to people with disabilities, including events, services, and products.

    Blindness or Visual Impairment Organizations in Utah

    Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    250 N 1950 W Suite B
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7902
    (801) 323-4343 or 800-284-1823

    Works to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired to obtain employment or increase their independence. In addition to providing vocational rehabilitation services, DSBVI offers a multitude of training and adjustment services.

    National Federation of the Blind
    Monthly meetings, support group, scholarship program, conferences, and activities. The Utah NFB also produces braille/print books in grades 1 and 2 braille.

    The Andrew S. Rowan Reading Room for the Blind/Club Vision Social Club provides enrichment to adults with visual impairments. Programs include social interaction, reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction literature, entertainment and readings by experienced readers. Club Vision programs include lunch three days a week at:

    1632 South Redwood Road
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

    For more information please contact Susan Woolstenhulme 801-262-3769/Christine Allred 801-424-0096.

    Utah Council of the Blind
    Bernece Stradley, President Telephone: (801) 266-4915, nece@networld.com
    Leslie Gertsch, Executive Director
    1301 W 500 S
    Woods Cross, UT 84087-2224
    (801) 292-1156 or (800) 273-4569
    Email: lgertsch@comcast.net

    A consumer advocacy organization for people with visual impairments offering monthly activities and programs, brailled materials, weekly ceramics classes, cab subsidy programs, and reader/driver assistance.

    Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Provides daily living skills instruction in the home to school age children. Also provides activities such as goalball, beep baseball, track and field, and parties, for the child and their family.

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    Other Disability Organizations in Utah

    American Diabetes Association - Utah Affiliate
    250 East 300 South #110
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Telephone: (801) 363 - 3024 or (800) 888 - 1734

    A nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

    Brain Injury Association of Utah
    1800 S. West Temple Suite 203
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115
    Telephone: (801) 484 - 2240 or (800) 281 - 8442

    BIAU endeavors to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

    Learning Disabilities Association of Utah
    PO Box 651052
    Salt Lake City, UT 84165-1052
    Telephone: (801) 463-3890

    Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, alleviating the restricting effects of learning disabilities, and supporting endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities.

    Muscular Dystrophy Association
    MDA Clinic serving the Salt Lake City area:

    University of Utah Medical Center
    Department of Neurology
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Director: Mark B. Bromberg M.D., Ph.D.

    For more information about medical services available through the MDA clinic, support groups, summer camp, or other services for people and families affected by a neuromuscular disease in MDA's program, please call: Health Care Service Coordinator, 801-278-6200

    United Cerebral Palsy Association of Utah
    3550 South 700 West
    South Salt Lake, UT 84119
    Telephone: (801) 266-1805 or (toll free) 888-827-8824

    To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

    Utah Assistive Technology Program
    6588 Old Main Hill
    Logan, UT 84322-6588
    (435) 797-3824

    The Utah Assistive Technology Program was created to help individuals access the technology they need to gain independence and pursue opportunities to the fullest extent of their abilities.

    Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services
    120 North 200 West
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Telephone: 801-538-3910

    Administers a wide variety of home and community-based services for Utah residents who are 60 and older.

    Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities
    120 North 200 West Room 411
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Telephone: 801-538-4200

    Provides opportunities and services that help people with developmental disabilities participate fully in Utah life. They oversee community programs including residential options, day services, and supports for families who care for people with developmental disabilities.

    Utah State Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    2995 S. West Temple, Suite C
    Salt Lake City, UT 84115
    Telephone: (801) 493-0113 or (800) 527-8116

    Striving to end the devastating effects of MS by promoting research, educating, advocating on critical issues, and organizing a wide range of programs including support for those living with MS.

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    Legal Assistance

    Disability Law Center
    205 N 400 W
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Telephone: (801) 363-1347 or (800) 662-9080
    TTY (801) 924-3185

    A private, nonprofit organization designated by the Governor to protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah. Provides legal assistance for people with disabilities with offices in Salt Lake City, Cedar City, and Logan, Utah. Their goal is to enforce and strengthen the laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities in Utah through legal advocacy.

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