SL Lunch for the MAKs...

BigMAK's Luncheon for Salt Lake County
Thursday, August 25, 12:30 pm
Blue Lemon
The 6910 Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84121


The Autism Council of Utah and The Salt Lake Film Society are proud to sponsor a private showing of the amazing movie ~ Life, Animated. July 30th @ 10:00am at the Broadway Centre Cinema in downtown Salt Lake City. We are being told that there is a chance that one of the producers might be able to attend and answer some questions. We have a very limited number of tickets. If you are interested, please request below and know that we are only giving 2 tickets per person so we can get as many autism families there as we can. Thank you!!  REGISTER HERE


Discovery Gateway’s Autism Afternoon
Tuesday, July 26 | 4-6 pm
$6 Admission per Person or FREE for Members
All children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to this special sensory-friendly afternoon of play. 
From 4-6 pm, we'll be turning the lights down and reducing noise in the museum. A limited number of noise-cancelling headphones are available upon request.

Discovery Gateway’s Sensory-Friendly Day Sponsored by Larry H Miller
Wednesday, August 3 | 10 am – 6 pm
FREE Admission for ASD Families
All Children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to a free day of play in the museum thanks to a sponsorship from Larry H Miller Charities.
We’ll be turning the lights down and reducing noise in the museum. A limited number of noise-cancelling headphones are available upon request.

Caring 4 Our Kids

Hey MAKS - please feel free to send us any resources to share!

I'm Elena from Caring4OurKids  We are a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  We've come together and are creating a site of original and curated resources to help other like us.  

Thanks again for all you do.

Elena McDermott

SL Brunch - May 21 - 10:30

BigMAKS brunch for our GREAT MOMS
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250 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Saturday, May 21st @ 10:30am

MAKE IT HAPPEN!! Soul-R-Eclipse

Our Mothers of Autistic Children River trip is going to happen June 27-30! 
If you have never been the cost is only $100 for a 4 day event. 
Go to and sign up in Trip/Events.
We will contact you. If you have been before and want to go again you will need to fund the trip yourself. Contact us for details. Can't wait to meet you all on the River!!!

Davis Co Lunch

TUESDAY - APRlL 26 - 11:30 at the Golden Corral in Layton!

APRIL 26 - Free Event at the Gateway

For more information go to :

Utah County

 I have dates, times, and locations for our next three caregiver meetups.  
Friday, April 15th at 7 pm - Corner Bakery on Center Street in Orem
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Friday, May 20th at 7 pm - U - Swirl in American Fork
Friday, June 17th at 7 pm - Cravings Alisha's Cupcakes in Pleasant Grove
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Salt Lake County BigMAKS 
This month's luncheon will be held on 
Tuesday, March 15th at 11:30am
Kneader's in West Jordan.

Everyone is welcome - where ever you live! 

Come enjoy some adult company with others who "get it"
Start looking for those babysitters!!

My name is Shannalee and I am a Masters in Social Work student at the University of Utah. I am currently doing an internship at the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Learning. I am working on a Macro project for school that focuses on the difficulties families experience when accessing services for children with Autism. My project is a short documentary film (I am a filmmaker in my own time) that highlights the stories of families with children with Autism. I am wondering if you all would be willing to send along my project proposal to the families you are involved with to find some subjects for the film. My hope for the film is to encourage Legislators and other stake holders to increase funding for services while also providing hope to other families who are struggling with finding resources and funding to get services for their children.

Thanks so much!

Shannalee Otanez 801-554-0663
Free Dental Service Day
Platinum Dental Care would like you to be their valentine and join them for a
FREE day of dental care on February 12, 2016. They are happy to provide oral health care to those with special needs and their families.
For more information and to reserve your spot you will need to visit
They will begin accepting appointments on February 1, 2016