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February 2015


Dear Members,


It's been a busy start to the New Year. We are looking forward to the many great events and opportunities that are planned for this calendar year, you won't be disappointed! 


February celebrates Turner syndrome month, World Rare disease day, and American Heart month. We love these angels and their families and are grateful to those who are sharing their stories to spread awareness. 


Be sure to read through the entire newsletter because you won't want to miss out on anything that's happening with the United Angels Foundation this month.


"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love". Mother Teresa


Happy Valentines Day! 


Much Love,

Jill Austin 

Create your Teams!
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Spring is sneaking up on us already! It is time for us to start putting together our teams for the Walk coming up on May 31st. Visit the Walk Website to register. Detailed instructions on how to create a team are forthcoming for those who are new this year.

Upcoming Events

Leveraging Apple Technology Training 
Thursday, Feb. 5th
 12:15 - 2:00

This Thursday is our Apple Event! Parents and teachers are invited to attend the luncheon with Apple's Educators. Learn how to use technology to help your children overcome learning barriers 
4 week training 
February 12, 19
& March 5, 12
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Come learn some basic ASL signs and that can help improve communication with non-verbal or limited language children. Please commit to attending all 4 sessions. UAF member, Sariah Price, has taught basic ASL in public schools for the last 10 years and has volunteered to share her knowledge with us  !

Parent Lunch
Wednesday February 18
  12:00 PM
                    The Wild Zucchini

This is pay-your-own-way, chance to take a break and get to know other parents of children with special needs. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Teen/Young Adult Night
Big Screen Game Center
February 26
6 - 8 p.m.
All who are 12
and older are invited to come to Big Screen Game Center.  There will be movies, popcorn, video games and lots of fun! Volunteers will support at this event, parents are not required to stay.

Mom's Yoga Night
February 26
7:30 p.m.
Timp School of Dance
119 S Pacific Dr. Ste. 105 
American Fork

The Timp School of Dance has donated a room for UAF moms to have our long awaited Yoga night! Come, relax and enjoy a break with other moms.  


Rare Disease Day
is a day set aside to pay tribute to parents, children, and individuals who are living with a rare diseas
e. Please make an effort to attend either of the following events if your family is affected by a rare disease. 

February 27, 2015 - Utah World Rare Disease Day Statehouse Event 

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Utah State Capitol 

An event for patients, caregivers, legislators, and other stakeholders about the challenges and triumphs of living with rare diseases in the great state of Utah.

Registration encouraged 


February 28, 2015 - Inaugural Utah Rare Disease Day Symposium

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the University of Utah, 

A TED-style event to inspire, motivate, and spark collaboration among the rare disease stakeholders - patients, healthcare providers, researchers, companies, institutions, legislators - in our state.

Registration required.  


Amazon Smile for United Angels! 
Great News! 0.5% of every eligible purchase you make using Amazon Smile will be donated to UAF. You will see all of the same products and the same prices, but you will have to start logging into for this to work. Click on the link below to get started.
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Community Offers

Ongoing Adaptive Sports in Nephi
Contact Tammy Shepherd for details: 

Provo Adaptive Sports
Provo Rec is holding a community forum on
Thursday Feb 5th
7 - 8 pm
This is your chance to tell the recreation department what adaptive sports you are interested in.

Activity Resource Guide
University Healthcare has created a directory for programs throughout the state that provide activities and sports for persons with disabilities. 

Workshop: Transition from Early Intervention to Special Education Preschool
Tuesday, Feb 10th
6:00 - 7:30 PM 

Workshop: Applying for Social Security When your Child Turns 18
Thursday, Feb 19th
6:30 - 8:30 PM

  Workshop: Plan for the Future. Employment & Post-Secondary Education
Thursday Feb 26th
6:30 - 8:30 PM