In August 2013, our parent organization, Valley Behavioral Health, opened our first autism center for kids and adolescents. As we taught, supported, and continued to learn about the autism community, we noticed that there was a growing need for an autism center for individuals that become over the age of 21. Our goal and mission were to provide these individuals with the proper care and learning that they needed to continue to live meaningful lives. Shortly the Adult Autism Center was born.
This center will be the first of its kind in Utah. The programs offered at this center are geared to support, help, and grow adult with autism. Our programs are based on ABA therapy- offering the development skills these individuals need to live a substantial life. These programs asset these adults on a range of learning and skill development, from academics to home living. We cannot keep the Center funded by ourselves. We are seeking both one time and continued support to help these individuals stay on a path or learning and care. We hope you can support us by donating to adults with autism. There are multiple ways that you can support autism through our center. We are currently accepting both tangible items and monetary donations as we grow the Adult Autism Center. These tangible items include supplies for our library, art studio, greenhouse, classroom, kitchen, fitness studio, and our medical/dental/barber center. We also welcome volunteers to come and participate in activities with our clients.
“Just because they turn 22 their life doesn’t stop, their learning doesn’t stop.”
– Stan Beagley, Board Chair and parent
Donations will go toward all of the programs at the Adult Autism Center. These programs include academics, culinary, library, agriculture, fitness education, home living, vocational training, arts & crafts studio, social & leisure skills, and medical & dental. All clients admitted to the program will receive pre-vocational and vocational training and education.
We established this center because we saw an unmet need in the community. The Adult Autism Center will be the first of its kind in Utah. This program will provide education and treatment for adults who need 24/7 support. After these individuals with autism turn 18 years old, they lose a lot of the support of state education. It is important that these individuals have continued services to help them progress and become as independent as possible.
The Adult Autism Center is a brand new program that will fill a gap in services and programs for the autism community. Donating to this program will help provide a service that has never been offered in the state of Utah.
Donations have primarily gone to helping our clients learn and grow via the programs we offer. Donations have gone to items such as iPads used for our clients to communicate with, classroom supplies, a greenhouse, new school buses, curriculums and books for our library.
We have always put donations directly into the programs to provide services for our clients. We take precautions and restrict donations to only be used for their intended purpose when a donor specifies where they would like the money to go. All donations are tracked by our accounting team to ensure we use the money appropriately.
We are able to provide support for adults with autism and get them the help they need at the Adult Autism Center. Please consider supporting this cause to help make the future of adults with autism brighter.
We are always looking for sponsors and new donors to share the growth of our Center with. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact us today.