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Ability 1st Utah

Address

491 North Freedom Boulevard
Provo, UT 84601

(801) 373-5044

ability1stutah.org

Description:

Ability 1st Utah provides services to individuals with disabilities including advocacy, independent living skills training, youth transition and nursing home/institution transition, peer support, information and referral services, community integration recreational activities, assistive technology equipment services, limited transportation, and Ticket to Work program.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Available via phone or email.

AKA:

Ability First

Hours:

M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Related Resources

Date of Official Change:

January 21, 2020

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

491 North Freedom Boulevard
Provo, UT 84601

Mailing

491 North Freedom Boulevard
Provo, UT 84601

Contacts

Ability 1st Utah Employment Services

(801) 850-5560

Deon Anderson

Nursing Home Transition

deon@ability1stutah.org

Janine Culver

Ticket to Work

(801) 850-5560

janine@ability1stutah.org

Sandra M Curcio

Executive Director

sandra@ability1stutah.org

Shauna Parks

Youth Transition Coordinator

(801) 850-5562

shauna@ability1stutah.org

Phone Numbers

Main

(801) 373-5044

Fax

(801) 373-5094

Toll Free

(877) 421-4500

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Special Notes/Funding

Consumer Advocacy, Community Systems Change Advocacy

Description

Consumer Advocacy involves center staff working with individuals to obtain necessary support service from other community agencies. Community Systems Change Advocacy involves staff, board members and volunteers initiating activities to advocate social and political change for individuals with disabilities.

Hours

M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Required Documents

None

Eligibility

Open to individuals with any form of disability.

Fees

Some community activities might include a cost

Intake Procedure

Call or walk in for assistance

Languages

Spanish

Geography Served

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  • Utah
    • Utah County
      • Wasatch County
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      Special Notes/Funding

      Options Counseling

      Description

      Provides long term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making in accessing long term support services in the community.

      Hours

      M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

      Required Documents

      None

      Eligibility

      Open to individuals with any form of disability

      Fees

      No cost

      Intake Procedure

      Call or walk-in for information

      Languages

      Spanish

      Geography Served

        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

      • Utah
        • Utah County
          • Wasatch County
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          Description

          Offers evaluation for the need of equipment for consumers. Also assists with the process of obtaining resources for the purchase or repair of equipment. Equipment can include mobility aids, hearing aids or home modifications.

          Hours

          M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

          Required Documents

          None

          Eligibility

          Open to individuals with any form of disability and who are in need of equipment.

          Fees

          Free assessment. Financial means test to qualify for available state funding for the purchase of assistive technology.

          Intake Procedure

          Call to schedule an evaluation with the assistive technology coordinator.

          Languages

          Spanish

          Geography Served

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          • Utah
            • Utah County
              • Wasatch County
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              Special Notes/Funding

              Equipment Loan Bank

              Description

              Provides temporary durable medical equipment for individuals with disabilities until permanent equipment can be accessed.

              Hours

              M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

              Required Documents

              None

              Eligibility

              Individuals with a disability and who are in need of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, power chairs, and portable ramps.

              Fees

              No cost

              Intake Procedure

              Call to schedule an intake with an independent living specialist

              Languages

              Spanish

              Geography Served

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              • Utah
                • Utah County
                  • Wasatch County
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                  Special Notes/Funding

                  Ticket to Work

                  Description

                  Offers work incentive counseling, skills testing, resume writing, job search and placement assistance, and post-employment services.

                  Hours

                  M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

                  Required Documents

                  None

                  Eligibility

                  Individuals with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI. Must be 18-64 years old. Ability 1st Utah Employment Services will determine whether or not a client is a good candidate.

                  Fees

                  No cost

                  Intake Procedure

                  Must complete the online application. Ability 1st Utah Employment Services will contact individual once the application is submitted and reviewed.

                  Geography Served

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                  • Utah
                    • Utah County
                      • Wasatch County

                      Contact

                      Name:
                      Janine Culver
                      Title:
                      Ticket to Work
                      Phone:
                      801-850-5560
                      Email:
                      janine@ability1stutah.org
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                      Special Notes/Funding

                      Pre-Employment Youth Transition Services

                      Description

                      Provides students with disabilities ages 14-21 opportunities to explore career interests, improve workplace skills, and obtain work experience. 13-week development class is required for all participants.

                      Hours

                      M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm; Class times vary

                      Required Documents

                      Details about documentation will be given during intake.

                      Eligibility

                      High school students with disabilities ages 14-21 years old. Serves those in Juab, Sanpete, Utah, and Wasatch school districts.

                      Fees

                      No cost

                      Intake Procedure

                      Call or walk-in for information. Application required.

                      Geography Served

                        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                      • Utah
                        • Utah County
                          • Wasatch County

                          Contact

                          Name:
                          Shauna Parks
                          Title:
                          Youth Transition Coordinator
                          Phone:
                          801-850-5562
                          Email:
                          shauna@ability1stutah.org
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                          Special Notes/Funding

                          Independent Living Services

                          Description

                          Offers training and classes to increase self-reliance. Topics include money management, basic computer skills, cooking, communication skills, and using public transportation.

                          Hours

                          Hours vary, call for schedule.

                          Required Documents

                          None

                          Eligibility

                          Open to individuals with any form of disability. Serves those 14 years and older.

                          Fees

                          No cost

                          Intake Procedure

                          Call to schedule an intake.

                          Languages

                          Spanish

                          Geography Served

                            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                          • Utah
                            • Utah County
                              • Wasatch County
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                              Special Notes/Funding

                              Nursing Home Transition

                              Description

                              Assists people with disabilities who are living in nursing homes or other types of institutions to relocate into a community-based living environment.

                              Hours

                              M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

                              Required Documents

                              None

                              Eligibility

                              Individual must have a disability and must have been in an institution for at least 3 months.

                              Fees

                              No cost

                              Intake Procedure

                              Call to schedule an appointment

                              Languages

                              Spanish

                              Geography Served

                                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                              • Utah
                                • Utah County
                                  • Wasatch County

                                  Contact

                                  Name:
                                  Deon Anderson
                                  Title:
                                  Nursing Home Transition
                                  Email:
                                  deon@ability1stutah.org
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                                  Special Notes/Funding

                                  Peer Support Services

                                  Description

                                  Connects individuals to another person who has a similar disability and has experienced similar barriers in living independently to provide peer support.

                                  Hours

                                  Hours vary

                                  Required Documents

                                  None

                                  Eligibility

                                  Open to individuals with any form of disability.

                                  Fees

                                  No cost

                                  Intake Procedure

                                  Call to schedule an intake appointment.

                                  Languages

                                  Spanish

                                  Geography Served

                                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                  • Utah
                                    • Utah County
                                      • Wasatch County
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                                      Description

                                      Connects individuals with disability-related community resources.

                                      Hours

                                      M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

                                      Required Documents

                                      None

                                      Eligibility

                                      Open to individuals with any form of disability.

                                      Fees

                                      No cost

                                      Intake Procedure

                                      Call or walk in for information

                                      Languages

                                      Spanish

                                      Geography Served

                                        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                      • Utah
                                        • Utah County
                                          • Wasatch County
                                          Edit Service DetailsClick here to see this service (TJ-3000.8000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                          Special Notes/Funding

                                          Nursing Home Transition

                                          Description

                                          Assists people with disabilities who are living in nursing homes or other types of institutions to relocate into a community-based living environment.

                                          Hours

                                          M - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; F 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

                                          Required Documents

                                          None

                                          Eligibility

                                          Individual must have a disability and must have been in an institution for at least 3 months.

                                          Fees

                                          No cost

                                          Intake Procedure

                                          Call to schedule an appointment.

                                          Languages

                                          Spanish

                                          Geography Served

                                            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete coverage are listed in black.

                                          • Utah
                                            • Utah County
                                              • Wasatch County

                                              Contact

                                              Name:
                                              Deon Anderson
                                              Title:
                                              Nursing Home Transition
                                              Email:
                                              deon@ability1stutah.org
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