College Education

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I’m going to college! The United Angels Foundation is at the beginning stages of working with universities through out Utah to have programs that will allow individuals with special needs to gain a college education.  A few programs have already been started: Utah State has their Aggies Elevated program and Utah Valley University has help for individuals with Autism, however UAF has a bigger vision in mind where inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities is a more readily available option. Currently New York leads the nation in options for post secondary schools with 31 colleges and universities […]

Educational Seminar

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UAF has invited Blake D. Hansen, PhD Brigham Young University and Kaylee Christensen, BS, RBT Brigham Young University to talk about their recent developments in reading abilities for individuals with special needs. Parent Directed Reading Instruction for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities    For many years, the most common way of teaching reading skills to individuals with significant disabilities was to teach memorizing sight words. Recent studies have demonstrated that children with intellectual and developmental disabilities can learn more complex reading skills such as learning to read new words they encounter in unfamiliar text. This presentation will provide an example of some research we have […]

Sub4Santa 2017

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Christmas will be here before we know it! United Angels Foundation would like to support some of our family members in need. Please take a few minutes to nominate a UAF Member Family that you know would benefit from our help this Christmas Season.  All nominations must be received by Monday, October 9th.Please email nominations to sub4santa@unitedangels.org. When nominating please include, family name, how many dependent family members living in the home, current circumstances, financial stability, immediate needs, health care needs, other pertinent information… Eligibility Requirements:  – Must be a United Angels member family – Have not received Sub4Santa through UAF within the last three years. (we can provide you with other […]

#GivingTuesday

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United Angels Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 to put towards our new initiatives. This is United Angels Foundation first year of participating. Our board has a great vision for growth for UAF and in order to make these dreams a reality we need your help. We are looking for corporate  sponsors to help us jump start our campaign as well as be a matching donor. About #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday is a […]

Family Fall Festival

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The cooler weather is coming and that means fall is almost here! Jump start your fall season and join us October 2nd at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove for our Fall Festival! Come join the gang for a night of pumpkins, train rides, animals, slides, pig chase, hayrides and more! Enjoy hot chocolate and donuts on us. The festivities begin at 5:00pm and goes until close. Hee Haw Farms is located at 95 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove. UAF will pay for immediate family members only. Extended family members are $5 per person ~ cash or check only    RSVP Today 

Ride to New Heights Bike Camp Registration Open

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2017 Ride 2 New Heights bike camp will partner with iCan Bike to provide training and equipment that has proven effective in teaching children with special needs to ride bicycles. iCan Bike began in 2007 and has successfully taught nearly 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. Register now  

Volunteer’s Needed for Ride to New Heights Bike Camp

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We are looking for amazing volunteers to help us run our Ride to New Heights Bike Camp July 31-August 4 If you are interested on any level to be a part of this amazing opportunity please visit  http://www.unitedangels.org/how-we-help-families/ride-to-new-heights/ and sign up today! Contact Jill  Austin or Charlotte Romberg with any questions jill@unitedangels.org or charlotte@unitedangels.org  

Navigating the School System and Building Relationships with Professionals

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Navigating the school system and building relationships with professionals By,  Julie Thompson When our twin girls with Down Syndrome entered the school system, we were living in Connecticut where there seemed to be a distinct separation between school professionals and parents.  Most parents that we knew went to meetings with an advocate and I was advised that I should do that to ensure our rights were met.  Additionally it was recommended that we always tape record our team meetings so we would have “evidence” of what was promised.  I never did this, as it felt like it showed of lack […]

Solutions For Success Conference was a (HUGE SUCCESS)

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Our Solutions for Success conference was a huge success! Our only regret was that more of our members didn’t participate. But for those who did, we heard many of them state how practical and useful the advice they received was… and that was the goal! To provide extremely practical and useful information that parents and teacher could begin to implement right away!

Annual Christmas Celebration

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Annual Christmas Celebration Warmest holiday wishes from United Angels Foundation.  We can’t wait to share the excitement of the holidays with each and every one of you!  We hope that you will enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends and then will join us for our Annual Christmas Celebration on Monday, December 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Provo Rec Center located at 320 W. 500 N. Provo. United Angels Foundation is pleased to announce that through our Sub4Santa program we are going to be able to serve 7 families this Christmas Season.  We would like to send a big thank-you to […]