2019 ACU Annual ~ Challenges and Celebrations

Behavior Strategies

                                       ACU Grants Funded 2018 - 2019


1/29/2018 Easter Seals Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain — Wiggly Worm Sensory Processing class, a unique class for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers, taught by a trained occupational therapist to help parents learn specific techniques and tools to help children manage their sensory needs and responses to various sensory in-put.


4/18/2018 CycleAbility - The 4th Annual CycleAbility iCanBike camp is a week-long summer camp where volunteers help 40 kids with special needs to learn to ride a two-wheeled bike.


4/18/2018 The Granite School District’s Autism Parent Group - provides monthly trainings throughout the school year to approximately 20 families who have school-aged students (preschool, elementary, and secondary) with autism spectrum disorder.


5/9/2018 National Abilities Center - provided scholarships to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their family members to participate in NAC adaptive adventure programs. These programs include both on and off-campus activities such as indoor/outdoor rock climbing, river-rafting, paddle boarding, camping, and more


5/16/2018 U of U Feeding Clinic - Provided ongoing support for the U of U Interdisciplinary Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic, which has been providing in-person and telehealth assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding problems to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for three years.


6/13/2018 ASSERT Utah State University - Created and modified educational programs for the 17 children with autism in the program.


6/27/2018 University of Utah, School of Medicine – A computerized parent/caregiver questionnaire designed to identify treatment targets among common mental health and medical.


7/2/2018 Columbus Community Center - Purchased curriculum which will be used in their new 2-year Transition Academy that will launch in January 2020.


8/14/2018 Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital – Provided funding to purchase sensory toolkits to benefit children on the autism spectrum. These toolkits will help children from becoming overstimulated and agitated in a highly stimulating environment such as a fast-paced ED or hospital.


10/17/2018 USA STARS of SLC - Judo for individuals with ASD to help foster team spirit, a positive self-image, positive peer relationships, improve coordination and motor development, positive sportsmanship and perseverance.

Dr. William McMahon
Cheryl C. Smith ~ Outstanding Person of the Year
Vivint Sensory Room
Phillip T. Patten ~ Business of the Year
Pingree Autism Center of Learning
Janet Wade Agency of the Year
Cheryl C. Smith ~ Outstanding Person of the Year
Cottonwood Theatre ~ Jaxon Smith
Cathy Longstroth Autism Champion
Annette Palmer
Jocelyn Taylor ~ Educator of the Year
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ACU Awards


Ben Springer, Ph.D., NCSP
Teresa Cardon, PhD. CCC-SLP, BCBA-D
Cheryl Smith ~ A Parent's Perspective on Behaviors in Autism
Sgt. Sampson, Mental Health Unit, Unified Police Dept., 
Law Enforcement and Autism
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