The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University connects those living and working with autism spectrum disorder to the variety of supports currently offered throughout their local community. Support for autism comes as this community of acceptance is fostered and built through sharing of resources, expertise and education. We seek to assist individuals and families to become familiar and connected to the resources available near them.

Programs & Offerings

For students with ASD, please contact Accessibility Services

Professional Careers

We encourage and support those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of 18 to 40 to more fully realize their potential and utilize their strengths through higher education, social experiences, independent living and career guidance. We believe our students can live a healthy life filled with opportunities to succeed.

Services For Students

Led by enthusiastic expert teachers and peer-mentors utilizing current best practices, the Passages program empowers current and prospective UVU students with autism-spectrum conditions to develop the awareness, skills and supports they will need to succeed in personal, academic and social aspects of adult life.

Communities, Partnerships, Services & Resources

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University connects those living and working with autism spectrum disorder to the variety of supports currently offered throughout their local community.

Wolverines Elevated

Wolverines Elevated is a 3-year certificate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The program is in its first year as a model TPSID (Transition & Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities) program, with funding from the United States Department of Education. Individuals(age 18-25) with intellectual disabilities are welcome to apply.

Events

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Autism Conference to be held virtually March 4-5, 2021

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The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism is pleased to present the 10th annual Autism Conference at Utah Valley University. The conference theme for this year is Seeking Connection, Building Community. 
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Uplifting Celebration for Autism

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We are currently looking into the possibility of hosting our 2021 Uplifting Celebration for Autism. We will provide more details at a later date. 
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