Services Offered by the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism

For students with ASD, please contact Accessibility Services

 Care Coordination

The mission of the Integrated Services Program is to assist families of children and youth who have special health care needs with coordinated care planning, education and resources in order for them to make informed decisions.

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Demonstration Classrooms

Demonstration classrooms serve local students on the autism spectrum. These classrooms include pre-K/Kindergarten and 1st-3rd grade training and practicum opportunities for Autism Studies and Special Education students.

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After School Programs & Summer Camps

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism collaborates with  community partners to offer summer camps and after school programs when appropriate. 

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The Passages Program

Passages supports those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) between the ages of 17-30. The program encourages enriched lives through higher education, social experiences, independent living and career guidance.

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Autism Building

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UVU Autism Conference

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism along with the College of Humanities and Social Science and the School of Education are excited to present the 9th annual Autism Conference at Utah Valley University: Hope and Inclusion Through Best Practices. This single-day event will be held on Friday, April 12 from 9 am until 4 pm in the Sorensen Student Center on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem, Utah.

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Tomato Plant Girl
Sensory Friendly Performance

Bastian Theatre at Utah Valley University
Saturday, March  16 @ 2:00pm


Little Girl is the new kid, but finds a friend who is more than happy to tell her what to do. While gardening, Little Girl makes a new friend, sprouted from the tomato plant. What will happen when she has to decide which friend she prefers?

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Uplifting Celebration

Uplifting Celebration
for Autism

 The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism is pleased to announce the Uplifting Celebration for Autism will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Grand Finale will be at 11:45 a.m. Sensory Baseball Game to follow at noon. 

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