Mission Statement and Objectives

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at UVU is where the university and the community come together for education and support related to autism spectrum disorder.


  1. The Center for Autism will facilitate diagnostic support for UVU students
  2. The Center for Autism will be the first point of contact for families in Utah County and provide service coordination & resource support for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  3. The Center for Autism will provide trainings to UVU, community partners, educators, families with individuals with an ASD, and to individuals with ASD
  4. The Center for Autism will provide transition programming for current and potential UVU students with an ASD
  5. The Center for Autism will solicit university, community, and parent input to support ongoing effective operations and partnerships
Picture of the New Concept Autism Center Building