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Utah - Where to Find State Disability Assistance in Utah

State Disability Resources for Utah


Updated February 12, 2012

If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21

States' departments of education oversee disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Special Education Services
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City UT 84114-4200
Telephone: (801) 538-7757
Website: Special Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities

Services to children with disabilities include instruction, speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth - 2:
BabyWatch Early Intervention Program

Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 144720
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4720
Telephone: (801) 584-8226
Toll Free: (800) 961-4226
Website: Early Childhood Programs

3 - 5
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South

P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Telephone: (801) 538-7948
Website: Special Education

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Vocational rehabilitation helps people with disabilities live independently. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence.

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City UT 84114-4200
Telephone: (801) 538-7530 (Voice and TTY)
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services Agency

State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
120 North 200 West, Room 209
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Telephone: (801) 538-3939
Website: Mental Health Services

Disability Advocacy Services

Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

Disability Law Center
205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City UT 84103
Telephone: (801) 363-1347
Toll Free Voice and TTY: (800) 662-9080 (Inside Utah Only)

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