The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University improves the quality of life for those living and working with Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing education and training to professionals, providing evidence-based services and education, and fostering a community of belonging.

We are committed to providing exceptional care and support for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. We believe in creating a world where every individual with autism can thrive and reach their full potential. However, we can't do it alone – we need your support.

Your contribution can make a tremendous difference in the lives of those impacted by autism. By donating today, you'll help us continue to offer a wide range of vital programs and resources that empower individuals with autism to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives. Together, we can build a community of belonging.


Wolverines Elevated

Wolverines Elevated is a three-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.


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UVU Autism Conference 2024

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism is proud to share details for the annual UVU Autism Conference for 2024. Thank you for joining us, as we learn best practice approaches to build a community of belonging, together.

We are excited to announce that Chrissy and James Williams will be our keynote speakers. We now provide a preconference day of breakout sessions annually, with a special area of focus each year.

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Super Spectrum Showcase and Soiree

See below to view our most recent annual art show.

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Autism Safety Trainings

The Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism knows how important training is for first responders. We appreciate the Indiana Resource Center for Autism sharing these materials with us.

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Uplifting celebration for autism

This event will be held in April 2025, stay tuned for more information.

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