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Grant Will Improve ASL Mentorship in Utah

Dec 4, 2018— Utah State Today

A new grant from the state of Utah will provide more small-group and one-on-one mentoring to ASL interpreters, who work in isolation, a situation that is not good for the interpreter or the classroom.  Read Story...

USU's Pavithran Assumes National Leadership Role

Dec 4, 2018 — Utah State Today

The Association on University Centers on Disabilities has a new president-elect: one whose vision is to keep it moving on a path where younger, more diverse voices are included in its mission.  Read Story...

Diagnosed: Why Can't You Do This At Home?

Nov 7, 2018— Utah Public Radio

With advancements in Internet technology, it’s easy to think the difficulties people with disabilities have with getting from place to place can be solved by the Internet. After all, people can telecommute to work, have a virtual doctor’s visit and shop online. But the reality for people with disabilities in rural Utah is more complicated. If virtual services for people with disabilities were the subject of a bad quiz show, it might sound something like this. Read Story...


Valerie Scholes, a young adult, lying in her bed.

Diagnosed: Transportation Is A Health Issue In Rural Utah

Nov 1, 2018 — Utah Public Radio

Imagine a world where you cannot drive. Where trains don’t travel and busses don’t run. How might that impact your ability to access quality healthcare? That’s the world where many Utahns with disabilities and their families live right now. Read Story..

Down Syndrome Foundation honors USU therapist for her work

Oct 24, 2018 — Cache Valley Daily

Amy Henningsen is an occupational therapist at Utah State University’s Center for Person’s With Disabilities. Last month, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation recognized her for the work she has done with many families in Northern Utah. The award highlights the specific ways she has helped children with Down Syndrome during the important developmental time for them their first three to five years.  Read Story...

Amy Henningsen receiving award

CPD's Amy Henningsen Recognized by Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

Oct 17, 2018 — Utah State Today

Amy Henningsen was recognized in September by the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation for the work she has done with so many families in Northern Utah. “A lot of us in the valley have had Amy come to our house through the Up to 3 program,” said Maria Leishman, UDSF community group leader. “She’s the one who will think outside the box. If it’s not working, she’ll find another way.” Read Story...

Mike and Mary Kava at their home in Castle Dale

Diagnosed: Stroke Treatment - Telehealth Helps But It's Still A Long Journey In Rural Utah

Oct 11, 2018 — Utah Public Radio

“With stroke, we have a very short time window when we’re able to treat people,” said Dr. Marilyn McKasson , telestroke medical director for Intermountain Healthcare. She talks to patients in the emergency rooms of small Utah towns, helping to diagnose a stroke and beginning treatment before the patient is transferred to a larger hospital that is equipped to help dissolve the clot, restore blood flow and give them the best chance for recovery. Read Story...