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Teaching through Text Messages


Most BYU students celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and parades, but instructional psychology and technology master’s student Cade Dopp spent his July in Ghana with junior high students and cell phones.

After winning the Ballard Center Y Prize Challenge…

Third Annual Kaha Nui Summit Looks Beyond Four-year Degrees


He aha te mea nui o te ao?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

2017 BYU NSSLHA Halloween Carnival Is Scary Fun


How do you get a Jedi, a superhero, and Aladdin all in the same room? Celebrate Halloween! The BYU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) did just that with the 2017 NSSLHA Halloween Carnival on October 26.

The BYU Speech and…

More States Moving Forward with Autism Insurance Reform Legislation


Utah Autism insurance reform bill introduced.

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Autism Screening Just Got Better


The MCHAT autism screening tool was updated Dec. 2013 for more precise assessment.

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Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism


Eyetracking may be able to identify early infant signs of autism.

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NorthStar Alarm and ARUCC Home Security Giveaway / Essay Contest


The deadline to enter the NorthStar Alarm and ARUCC home security system giveaway is coming up quickly! All entries are due by 11 p.m. on February 27, 2015. All families who receive services from the Autism Resources of Utah County Council (ARUCC) or a collaborating partner are eligible to enter. Download the entry form here: http://bit.ly/1Fq9jga. Pass the…

Self-Care Skills Associated with Success in Adulthood


Daily living skills prove more important than autism symptoms, language, or IQ when it comes to employment and life satisfaction.

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Autism Waiver Open 11/17/14–12/7/14


Utah has an autism waiver for Medicaid that allows families to qualify a child for autism for Medicaid (and behavior services), even if the family income does not meet the typical Medicaid criteria. An open enrollment period will be held November 17th to December 7th, 2014. During the open enrollment period we will accept applications online, by mail, or via fax. The application can be found…

Scouts with Autism Get Their Own Troop


The Great Salt Lake Council created a Scout troop specifically for boys with autism in an effort to provide training and boost their self-confidence.

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