Utah Parent Center District Consultant

The Utah Parent Center has partnered with Alpine School District to provide free assistance to families of children with special educational needs. If your child has special needs, so do you! The UPC offers training, information, referral, and assistance to parents and professionals through the provision of one-on-one consultations, calls, workshops, and presentations.

Parent Consultant for Alpine School District

Maria Wiscombe
[email protected] 
(801) 318-1959

Parent Consultant serving families in Alpine School District:
All services provided are free and confidential.  No information will be released without your consent.

I think my child needs special education service

Parents may request an evaluation if they have concerns about their child’s development. Other sources of referrals include early intervention programs (Kids on the Move) or doctors/pediatricians. Parent permission and signatures are required in order to complete an evaluation.

Evaluation Resources

Parent Nights

Parent Nights: Co-sponsored by Alpine School District Special Education Department and Utah Parent Center. Open to all parents who have a student who is struggling, on a Section 504 Plan or an IEP.  Childcare is NOT provided.   Parent Night is held at Legacy Elementary Media Center, 28 East 1340 North, American Fork. See Special Education Community Calendar for dates and topics.

Parent Night Handout

Early Childhood

Alpine School District Early Childhood Assessment Center:  (801)610-8216

Developmental Checklists:  https://www.cdc.gov/parents/index.html

Kids On the Move: Early intervention for children 0-3 living in Alpine School District. The mission of Kids On The Move is to foster the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of young children, to provide resources and support to families, and to enhance the quality of life in our community for all children. Kids on the Move provides innovative, high quality services through three major programs: Early Head Start, Early Intervention, and Autism Program. Phone: (801) 221-9930.  www.kotm.org

Help Me Grow: Help Me Grow is a FREE information line connecting families to community resources and child development information.  Services are available in English and Spanish. Help Me Grow’s target population is children ages 0-8


Special Education Information:

District Information:

Transition To Young Adult

Alpine School District Parent & Student Transition Manual: (Link to folder)

Alpine Transition and Education Center (ATEC):  Alpine Transition and Education Center encompasses a supportive, educational environment designed to transition students to the adult world through the development of personal skills and abilities. Instruction and activities are designed to guide students towards independence and participation in the community.  Students will learn to navigate through life by working and socializing in the community as productive, contributing members of society.  https://atec.alpineschools.org/

Utah Parent Center:

Adult services resource list –  http://www.utahparentcenter.org/resources/adult-services/

Transition Handbookhttp://www.utahparentcenter.org/publications/handbooks/

Guardianship: http://www.guardianshiputah.org/

Medicaid/CHIP: https://medicaid.utah.gov/

Social Security Income (SSI): https://www.ssa.gov/

Vocational Rehabilitation: https://www.usor.utah.gov/

Workability Utah: Information and resources including job training, benefits such as Social Security Income and Medicaid, legal rights and responsibilities, finding a job and transition from youth to young adult.  http://www.workabilityutah.org/

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program: https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/wioayouth.html

Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/centers/ut.aspx

Family Supports

Division of Services for People With Disabilities (DSPD): The mission of DSPD is to promote opportunities and provide supports for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. They serve children and adults who have intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and autism. Services are uniquely tailored to each person and family and are designed to allow persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives and be full participants in their communities. (844)275-3773. http://dspd.utah.gov/

Utah Family Voices Family to Family Health Information Center: Provides information, training, resource coordination and support to families and professionals to assist in navigating the systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs, including assistance with health insurance and funding needs. 1-844-UFV-UASK  www.facebook.com/pages/Utah-Family-Voices/229928490380326 https://www.medicalhomeportal.org/

Disability Law Center: The mission of the DLC is to enforce and strengthen laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of people with disabilities in Utah.  http://disabilitylawcenter.org

Assistive Technology:

Alpine School District UATT – (Link to folder)

Utah Center for Assistive Technology – Including Utah Assistive Technology Team

(UATT) http://ucat.usor.utah.gov/

Utah Assistive Technology Program – Including Utah Assistive Technology

Foundation http://www.uatpat.org/

Motor Development Guide: (Check with Ryan Hemming)

Behavior Resources: (Check with Linda or Jannica)

Developmental Checklists:



Kids on the Move Respite Care: https://kotm.org/respite-care/

Medicaid/CHIP: https://medicaid.utah.gov/

Social Security Income (SSI): https://www.ssa.gov/

Utah State Tax Form TC-40D: Dependent with a Disability Exemption http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-40d.pdf

Disability Specific



Down Syndrome

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

The following sites contain information and resources for families and individuals with mental health concerns.

Other –