Consumer Advisory Council funds autism event

June 12, 2012 by cpehrson

This year, the Consumer Advisory Council introduced the Community Investment Fund to award money to one Utah  non-profit organization to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.

Out of 13 proposals, the non-profit awardee for 2012 was the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in downtown Salt Lake City. 

Partnering with the Autism Council of Utah, the museum will use the money to provide an Autism Day in June, exclusively for families of children with autism.  Special programming and support groups will be offered to parents and children during these events  and Discovery Gateway staff will be provided sensitivity training by the Autism Council staff.

Families of children with autism are invited to attend the Autism Day at the Children’s Museum on Friday, June 29th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Discovery Gateway is currently seeking a private sponsor to ensure that Autism Day at the Children’s Museum can become a monthly event in the lives of the families of children with autism.

The CPD is proud to support events such as this, that help improve the lives of people with disabilities.


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Community Investment Fund–Improving lives for people with disabilities

February 28, 2012 by cpehrson

The CPD’s Consumer Advisory Council is one of the primary advising and guiding bodies for the Center for Persons with Disabilities. Members of the CAC are individuals with disabilities, family members, or representatives of government entities and local agencies who work with people with disabilities.  They are all advocates for people with disabilities and support programs and activities that improve their lives.

This year, the CAC introduces the Community Investment Fund.  Through this Fund, one Utah non-profit organization will be awarded $2,000 to use to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities. The chosen organization will have six months to complete the proposed activity.  Interested organizations will need to complete an application and turn it in before March 30, 2012 in order to be considered for this funding.

Applications are available online (click on the Community Investment Fund link on the right side of the page) or can be mailed out to organizations upon request.  For more information or to request an application contact Gordon Richins, CPD Consumer Liaison.

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