Disability Organizations

Aquaire is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collaboration of the community. Our commitment is to ensure all children, including those with special needs, have the opportunity to participate in quality, effective, and innovative services. We hope to encourage unity in the community, through better understanding of those with unique needs. We are very proud of our program and it’s founding principles. We hope to increase love, understanding, and commitment to equality for all people. We hope you take the time to look at our various services so you will see how we set out to ensure those with unique needs can be included and cared for while not compromising anyone’s learning experience.

Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah If you are one of the thousands of people who are faced with brain injury, you may be scared and confused. We have resources, connections, and support groups that can help offer hope, clarity, and sense of direction when it comes to living life to the fullest possibilities after brain injury. You are not alone. Together, we will not only survive, but thrive through the challenges ahead.

CHADD of Utah
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to be your source on such AD/HD issues as school, teachers, children, adults, women, girls, work, accommodations, diagnosis, resources, family, marriage, couples.

Leaning Disabilities Association of Utah
The Learning Disabilities Association of Utah (LDAU) is a grassroots volunteer organization committed to a world where people with learning disabilities (LD) are valued, respected and successful. LDAU is Utah’s chapter of the national Learning Disabilities Association (LDA).

LDAU represents children and adults with learning disabilities, their families, educators and other professionals who work with individuals with learning disabilities throughout his or her life.

NAMI of Utah
NAMI Utah provides a variety of services to educate and support families and caregivers of those who live with mental illness.NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

National Ability Center
The National Ability Center (NAC) empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

The National Ability Center offers a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Activities include alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and challenge course activities.

In each of the last three years, individuals and their families participated in more than 19,000 lessons and outings. Because safety is the first priority, instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 850 volunteers contribute over 20,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with disabilities and serve as role models for our participants.

Utah Parent Center
The Utah Parent Center (UPC) is an award-winning training and information center founded in 1983 by parents of children and youth with all disabilities to help other parents facing similar challenges throughout Utah. The caring and competent staff of the UPC utilizes a proven, effective parent-to-parent model to help many thousands of parents annually. We also represent families in many systems level activities. UPC staff has built collaborative networks with education, health and human service professionals, agencies and organizations. The Center promotes change within community through various projects and activities. Located in Salt Lake City, the Center serves families across Utah.

The UPC is founded on the philosophy that parents are full partners in the decision-making processes that direct their child’s care and programs and, as such, can provide significant support to other parents in similar circumstances.

The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.

We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.*

*The term parent is broadly defined to include anyone serving in that role.