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Mental Health Resources for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Helpful Local & Online Resources

    Phone: 801-587-8020

    Our team has extensive education and experience in understanding the needs of people with autism spectrum disorders. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and their families across the continuum of care, including public schools, hospitals, day treatment settings, and outpatient settings.


    • Serves children, adolescents and adult
    • Autism spectrum disorder assessment
    • Social skill and recreational groups for children, adolescents and adults
    • Individual/family therapy
    • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
    • Behavior intervention
    • School consultations
    • Early intervention services
    • Opportunities to participate in research to help us better understand ASD
    • Parent training

    Phone: 801-313-7711

    The Behavioral Health programs at Primary Children’s offer a team of professionals to help understand your child and family’s unique, individualized needs. We offer a wide range of services to treat your family at the right level of care.


    • Crisis Services
    • Day Treatment
    • Intensive Outpatient Program

    Phone: 801-583-2500

    Kidstar is a daily treatment program for children 5–12 years of age that assists in clarifying the diagnosis of children with emotional and behavioral challenges.Teenscope is a daily treatment program for teens ages 12–18.


    • Psychiatric evaluation
    • Individual and family therapy
    • Psychological and educational evaluations
    • School recommendations
    • Social skills training

    Matt’s Place will assist families and individuals ages 5-18 years old to work through challenging behavioral disorders in Outpatient Medication Management, Outpatient therapy, Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment) setting, Intensive Outpatient Program, therapeutic after school program, or group therapies.


    • Serves children, adolescents and young adults
    • Day Treatment
    • Intensive Outpatient
    • Therapeutic after school program
    • Group therapy


      The Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).


      • General mental health information for children with special healthcare needs
      • Directories of local community and professional service providers in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Rhode Island

      Phone: 801-581-5515

      The Neurobehavior HOME program is a coordinated health care model and center of excellence for meeting the medical and mental health needs of people with developmental disabilities. We provide services to children and adults.


      • Annual physical exams and well-child checks
      • Behavior management services
      • Case management
      • Crisis management
      • Dietician/nutritional counseling
      • Individual and group counseling
      • In-house billing and insurance support
      • Medication management
      • Primary medical care
      • Preventive care
      • Psychiatric evaluations
      • Psychology services (testing)
      • Specialty care referral

      * Funded by Medicaid - requires Medicaid funding


      The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 5,000 people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, supported employment services, and many more.


      Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

      Informational Videos

      Learn more about the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and how the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD) is involved.

      Autism can affect the mental health of both the autistic individuals and their family members, especially primary caregivers. This video highlights various factors related to autism and mental health.

      Learn about the genetic etiology of autism and why genetic evaluations are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children with ASD.

      ADDM Community Reports

      Learn about the ADDM Network's 2016 study year, which provided the estimate number of children with autism spectrum disorder living in different areas of the United States in 2016.

      Learn about the ADDM Network's 2016 study year, which provided the estimate number of children with autism spectrum disorder living in different areas of the United States in 2016

      The Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD) is collecting information that helps serve Utah children and families. We are currently working with the CDC to determine the number of children with autism and developmental disabilities in Utah.