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January 2015

Dear Members,


What a wonderful year it has been! We enjoyed spending time with so many of you at our Christmas Party and want to extend a special thank you to everyone who participated in our Sub4Santa this Holiday season. We were able to offer assistance to more families than ever before because of your support. 

2015 has already proved to be a major victory for our community. After many years of pressing for legislation, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed and has come into effect this year. This means that you will be able to create tax-free savings accounts for your children with special needs without having to worry about them losing SS benefits down the road. Many UAF members have played an active role in driving this legislation as they've recognized what it will mean for their children. Please take a moment to read about the ABLE act and how it can affect your family.

We are excited for all that the coming year has to offer. Be sure to stay posted about new events and programs that will be promoted here in our newsletter and on the Members Only Facebook Page

Much love,

Mariesa Bergin

United Angels Foundation

(801) 900-4125
Be a UAF Volunteer in 2015
Many of you have asked how you can help us on committees and at events. Please join us at our
Kick-Off Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 14th
9:30 - 11:00 AM
at the RedX Office in Orem
1411 W 1250 S Suite 310 

Upcoming Events

Orem Mom's Night Out
Thursday January 15
 7:00 PM
         The Old Spaghetti Factory
Take a much deserved break and enjoy a night of laughter and fun with other mom's at United Angels.  
The Cracker BarrelParent Lunch
Wednesday January 21
  12:00 PM
                       Cracker Barrel

Join with other parents at United Angels Foundation to enjoy a lunch and get to know other parents in the area who are active in the special needs community.

Parent Training - DSPD
Thursday January 29
7:00 PM
The RedX Office in Orem

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 5,000 people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, and supported employment services. 


Join us as we learn more about how to sign up for DSPD and what services are available.

Amazon Smile for United Angels! 
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Committee Meeting 14th
MNO 15th
Parent Lunch 21st
DSPD Training 29th
Community Offers

Wiggly Worm Sensory Classes 
Learning to recognize sensory issues in your child and creating strategies for improvement
Watch a video about the class

Tuesdays: 4:30 - 5:30
at the Discovery Gateway
Cost - $60.00 
Register at 801.946.1860

Navigating your Child's Transition to Middle School and High School
Tuesday, Jan 13th
6:30 - 8:30 PM 

Friday's Kids offers free respite care for special needs children. 
Globus Relief provides inexpensive medical equipment to families in need. They also take used donations to clean, fix, and certify for resale.
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Mon - Orem Library  

Wed - Eagle Mtn. Library

Fri - Lehi Library

10:30 AM 

Ages 1-3