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Utah DSPD Complaint List Winter 2011
Accurate information and resources

Welcome to the Special Needs Resource Project

Information and Special Needs Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Special Needs Resource Project (SNRP) provides a basic guide for parents of children with chronic health issues, disabilities and special needs. This site is designed to help you get a jump-start in your search for helpful information and resources. Every situation is unique. Our aim is to help you learn the basic skills you'll need to obtain the specific resource information, equipment, and services your child and family needs. Though focused on children ages 0-22, most of the information we offer is applicable to adults as well.

What's New

  • State Resource Links lists are being checked weekly for accuracy and continuity. If you find a broken link please feel free to let us know the name of the link and the list it's on. Simply click on Contact Us then put Broken Link in the subject line. We'll take it from there.
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  • As always, please feel free to contact us if we've missed anything important. To send an e-mail simply click on Contact Us and we'll answer as quickly as we can.

If you are looking for something specific that does not appear to be covered on our website please PLEASE CONTACT US!

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to assure the quality and accuracy of information provided on this website. Though we have tried to include as much detail as possible, the information contained here in is intended only as a guide to pointing you in the right direction. Each individual's circumstances are unique and may require additional steps or effort above and beyond that which is specified. Inclusion on the Resource links list does NOT imply endorsement by SNRP. While we have made every effort to provide quality Resources it is the responsibility of the viewer to exercise reasonable discretion when using ANY sources.

Hints & Tips

Sitting in the "Hot Seat"

Ever wonder how hot a wheelchair seat can get? Sit it out in full sun for a few minutes and then touch it. It can be oven hot in no time! Plastic seat materials covered by dark, heat-absorbing fabric make wheelchair seats a heat magnet. Children left out in the sun for long periods in their wheelchairs can become hot, sweaty and over heated in no time. Protect your child. Keep your child and their chair out of direct sun as much as possible. If you're spending a long period outside be sure to take your child OUT of his/her wheelchair and give them a chance to cool off. Make sure they drink plenty of fluids as well. Dehydration and Heat injuries are no laughing matter.