Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice
The Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). IDRPP was established in 1972 by Dr. Marvin Fifield, and was the first UCEDD program in the nation to focus on the educational and social needs of children with disabilities. Their mission is to work "together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education."
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Fax (435) 797-3944
Child Care Resource and Referral
Care About Childcare: A program of the Child Care and Development Fund - Department of Workforce Services – Office of Child Care & Utah State University – College of Education & Human Services – Human Development and Family Studies.
Up to 3 Early Intervention
The mission of the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program is to promote the development of children, under the age of 3, who have a disability or developmental delay and to provide services to children and families living in Cache, Box Elder, and Rich Counties.
Utah Family Resources
Up to 3 Child and Family Development Program
The Up To 3 Program provides services to families with infants or toddlers, under the age of three, with developmental delays, disabilities or diagnosed conditions with a high probability of resulting developmental delays.
Utah A.G. Bell
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a national nonprofit organization that brings families and professionals together to support children with hearing loss with a mission to advance listening and spoken language for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention
Utah Family Voices
Utah Family Voices provides statewide assistance in a variety of ways to families of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities as well as professional providers and partners. Utah Family Voices is staffed by parents of children with special needs and was created to help assist families in navigating and accessing health care and family support services.
Utah Medhome Portal
The Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), offering a “one-stop shop” for their:
- Physicians and Medical Home teams
- Other Professionals and Caregivers
View the Information, Tools, and Resources to aid Primary Care Physicians in caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and providing a Medical Home for all of their patients.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah
P.O. Box 581289 Salt Lake City, Utah 84158
Utah Parent Center
The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.
We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Utah School for the Deaf and Blind (USDB)
USDB provides direct and indirect, educational services and consultations to children with hearing and/or vision impairments ages birth to 21 years as well as to their families and service providers living in Utah.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind students rank #1 in the United States for high school completion. USDB serves as a model across the country and around the world.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) makes it possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk, which powers language, literacy, and lifetime success. AG Bell Utah is dedicated to promoting and advocating for LSL children and families in Utah.
American Academy of Audiology
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery, online overview of the cochlear implant.
1650 Diagonal Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314-2857
American Society for Deaf Children
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Center for Parent Information and Resources
A central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers.
35 Halsey St., 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone (973) 642-8100
A resource that supports parents seeking hearing loss treatment options for their children.
Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families and friends which advocates for health care services and provides information for families with children and youth with special health care needs, including children with hearing impairments.
Hands & Voices
Hearing Loss Association of America
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
Contact information for the early intervention system in your state.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services also has a Spanish version of their website.
Parents of children with hearing loss can find helpful information and resources in a publication produced for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) by the Academy for Educational Development (AED).
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-7100
Phone (202) 245-7468
Oral Deaf Education
Information about programs and services for dozens of private OPTION oral deaf education schools.
Hearing Aid Funding
Angel Hands Foundation
The mission of Angel Hands Foundation is simple: "Improve the quality of life for individuals living with rare diseases". Currently, AHF provides support and assistance to Utah families living with over 80 different rare diseases and 20 undiagnosed conditions.
5414 West Daybreak Pkwy, C-4 #122,
South Jordan, UT 84009
Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP)
Description: Utah law (H.B. 157) created a program within the Utah Department of Health to provide hearing aids to qualifying children 0-5 years of age who have hearing loss. Ask your audiologist for an application and mail all completed paperwork to the address below.
The Hike Fund, Inc.
Children under the age of 20 years who are US Citizens, who have not received a previous HIKE Award within the last four years and who have been identified as 1) having a need for a hearing aid(s) or an assistive listening device and 2) having a financial need can benefit from HIKE. Considerations include family income, size of household, burdensome medical expenses for the applicant, and the cost of the hearing technology requested.
The Olive Osmond Fund
The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund is committed to promoting hearing-health awareness and accommodating the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. They use funds raised to help families that cannot afford hearing services.