Welcome to NUAPparents.com
Who are we?
This website was created by the Northern Utah Autism Program (NUAP) Parents Group to provide parents of autistic children additional information about autism, the NUAP program and upcoming NUAP events and fundraisers. We hope you'll find your visit supportive and informative.
About Northern Utah Autism Program
The Northern Utah Autism Program is a pre-school program for children diagnosed with Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) offered through Weber Mental Health, servicing Weber and Davis counties. The program is divided into three classrooms of twelve children each with one teacher, two aides, and two part-time assistants. Programming focuses on attending behaviors and compliance, language and cognition, self-help and social skills, and parent contact.
- To increase the likelihood of future success in the lives of young children with autism through utilization of behavior modification and discrete trail techniques that are evidence based treatments for autism.
- To increase knowledge and awareness of autism and treatments of autism, in family members, staff, and community.
What is Autism?
Simply put, autism is a term describing a spectrum of brain disorders usually manifesting before the age of 3. Children with autism often struggle with verbal communication, social interactions, and sensory processing. Current estimates are 1 in every 110 children place somewhere along this spectrum. Current studies show 1 in every 70 boys are diagnosed with autism in the United States alone. To find out more about autism disorders, please visit the autism links on the sidebar at right.
This website's purpose is to provide a place for parents of autistic children to get information and become informed on events supporting the NUAP program. The NUAP Parent's Group does not display any information regarding students attending NUAP. Names, pictures, audio or video of students will never be displayed on this website.