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Michelle Vance

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JV PTA CERT program needs volunteers

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As you well know by the CERT assembly we had back at the beginning of December when our kids all received personal emergency bags, our CERT is up and running and we are looking for volunteers.  There is a lot that our school has to prepare for in the event of a major catastrophe and one way to do that is by becoming part of our school’s CERT committee.  Anyone can join and it’s imperative that we have a strong team that is well prepared.  The more substantial numbers we have of those wanting to commit to this the better as we have a high volume of children with critical needs that attend our school.  In the event of a major disaster, most likely our school will not be able to depend on our 911 emergency systems, so we need to make sure we have a strong infrastructure in place at our school as well as off our school grounds as we will need all the help we can get in coordinating rescue efforts in order to get help to our school as soon as possible.

Disability Exemption

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The tax form TC-40D is available again for families with dependent children with disabilities. Part 1 is for parents of a dependent child with a disability, 2 years old and younger. Part 2 is for parents of an eligible student with a disability 21 years of age or younger. Part 3 is for parents with a dependent adult child with a disability 18 years of age or older.

In order for parents to qualify for this disability tax exemption under part 2, the child must be 21 years of age or younger, must currently be enrolled in a public education program, and must have an IEP for a disability in one of the following categories:

     - Autism
     - Deafness
     - Developmental Delay
     - Dual Sensory Impairment
     - Hearing Impairment
     - Intellectual Disability
     - Multi-disability
     - Orthopedic Impairment
     - Other Health Impairment
     - Traumatic Brain Injury
     - Visual Impairment

The form can be obtained from the Canyons School District website (select Departments / Special Education / Parent Resources - the link is under Important Documents), from the state tax site (tax.utah.gov/forms), or by calling 801-826-5022.  Parents/Guardians will need to bring the completed form to the child's special education teacher or school administrator to be signed in the "authorized certification signature" box.

Special Needs, Extraordinary Potential

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Dear Parents,

I wanted to let you know about a "don't miss" opportunity to attend a series of classes called Focus on Autism, free of charge, offered by the Canyons School District Special Education department.  This series of classes on High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome is available to parents and educators. 

The training sessions help participants understand these children better as well as offering practical ideas in behavior management and other issues.

The classes will be taught by Melisa Genaux, M.Ed. who is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer focusing on autism spectrum disorders, behavior and classroom management, social skills instruction, consultation skills and special education legal/compliance issues.

Parents may register by sending an email to Shela Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Focus on Autism.  Please include your name, phone number, and the datesyou would like to attend. These classes build on each other so register for the entire series or just the classes you can attend. Class dates are listed below. 

Also don't forget to attend your child's parent/teacher conferences in October and November. This is the time to check on your child's progress and to let the teachers know you support your child's education.  Some questions you can consider asking are:

  • How is my child doing socially in the classroom and on the playground?
  • Is my child making progress on IEP goals?
  • What is my child doing well?
  • What 
  • can I as a parent to do support you?
  • What is the best way to communicate with you?
And remember to celebrate even225
the smallest of successes with 
your child!

Be sure to check out www.utahparentcenter.org for upcoming workshops!  And let me know if I can be of any assistance by calling 801.708.1841 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynda Hansen
Utah Parent Center Parent Consultant serving
Families in the Canyons School District







Attention:  Parents and Educators of Children with High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

Focus on Autism:

Behavior Management and Other Issues

The classes will be taught by Melisa Genaux, M.Ed. who is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer focusing on autism spectrum disorders, behavior and classroom management, social skills instruction, consultation skills and special education legal/compliance issues.

Dates and Time

Classes will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • October 29, 2013
  • December 4, 2013
  • January 30, 2014 Canceled
  • February 27, 2014
  • March 19, 2014
  • April 23, 2014
  • May 15, 2014 Additional Class
Location 

Canyons Support Services Center
9631 South 300 East, Sandy, Utah 




Pre-registration is required.

 Please email Shela Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Use Focus on Autism in the subject line and include the following information: 

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Dates of Classes You Plan to Attend