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Able-differently promotes a self-help model that serves school and younger age children and their families with special health care needs, who have not had success with typical forms of intervention. We support parents solving problems themselves with participation in family centered community partnerships such as with schools, medical homes and mental health systems. Families can then focus on building positive child-family, and cultural-community exchanges in responsive and contingent ways that fosters new opportunities and achievements.
A team encourages multiple views of the problem drawing on existing strengths and resources. We believe this community self-help model will assist families accessing services earlier and finding proactive solutions.
We are convinced that parents can gather a few people together to problem solve, to improve adaptive functioning and enhanced quality of life for their child and family. You may already have concerns with one or more of these conditions and now wonder what you should do.
Sometimes a serious chronic condition will require a team to process problem solving together, promote clear purposes and goals while keeping what’s important to you in your hopes and dreams. We are excited that you may be interested in perusing some of these ideas. We value your expert knowledge of your child and opinions regarding what’s best for your child.
1.Guide your journey with family centered principles: Some of these may voice your intentions with what’s important to you.
2.Expand the child-family team members one at a time for optimal collaboration:
3.Expect your team to join together, support your decisions and build new ideas by these steps:
4.Anticipate family outcomes to celebrate:
How We Can Help You, Help Your Child
The ABLE-differently Program is available for family community consultation, clinical advice and selective health care coordination when required and when the family has unresolved problems and other additional resources (school, health provider. etc) need to be found. The problem may also be just too big and require more collective ideas and approaches. We ask the parents what concerns they have and what they now want to do, and provide suggestions, support, reconnection and coordination of services with the family.
These phone consultation services are offered by the program as an investment supporting healthy Utah families without costs to parents.
Parents or referring sources can call 801-520-7376 to discuss their needs and make a phone appointment. A decision will be made together as to what service fits your family and child’s needs. Some families may benefit by an immediate direct referral. Other service options may better meet the increasing needs and complexity through the following: