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
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They will begin accepting appointments on February 1, 2016

MAKS Lunch - Tuesday January 12

We are having a MAKs lunch on Tuesday - January 12 at 11:30
Golden Corral - Layton.  It will be good to see everyone...it's been a long "vacation".

Pleasant Grove MAKS Night Out!

We're meeting at Cravings-alishascupcakes in Pleasant Grove.
Come eat yummy cupcakes and meet others who "get it" next Friday night. 
We always have a really good time!

Hey MAKS - if you have anything you would like posted - just shoot me an email and we'll get it on.
Events, recipes, ideas, questions.....this blog is here for us!


November MAKS lunch in Bountiful.
Some yummy Chinese food before the big Turkey Feast!
TUESDAY - Nov 17  11:30

October MAKS Lunch

See you at Orlandos in Kaysville 
(previously known as Pepperbelly's)
141 No Main


It's the most wonderful time of the year...
Lunch Time.
Davis Co will be dining at the 
Golden Corral in Layton
WEDNESDAY - Sept 16 at 11:30 am.
Bring your best table manners and 
juiciest stories from the summer.
Hope to see you there.  
Please invite someone who might 
need a little MAK time!

Southern Utah MAKS

Big Maks Back To School Par-Tay! 
Food and Games! 
Thursday August 20th
6:00 pm 
246 E Skyline Circle, Washington Utah

Summer Went By FAST!

Holey, Moley....Summer went by fast, in a slow, hectic way.
Just a reminder about some upcoming events:

Sahara Cares Carnival - August 29

Autism Speaks Walk - Sept 12

Parkway Pedal - Sept 19

June 6 - Free Family Fun Day

Westminster College’s eighth annual
Family Fun Day 2015

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015

Time: 2-4 pm

Place: Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E — Richer Commons (in case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the hallways of the Malouf building)

Event:  We are hosting our 8th annual family fun day for children with autism and their families—yes, siblings too!  Westminster students taking a class about autism will provide around 20 various activity stations, including a sensory station, finger painting, bubbles, a bounce house and more.

Cost: FREE!!

Contact:   If you have any questions, please call Shamby Polychronis at
(801) 832–2489.

We look forward to seeing you!!

August 29

MAKS lunch in Salt Lake - Thursday

Hey maks!! SLC lunch this Thursday the 14th @ Zupas in Sandy at the Quarry Bend shopping center! 11:30! Be there!
9242 South Village Shop Drive