Southern Utah Autism Resource List

Southern Utah Community Resources for Autism

The Learning Center for Families (TLC)
Early Intervention Services for Special Needs Children and their Families
Address: The Learning Center (TLC) 2044 S. Mesa Palms Dr. St. George, UT 
Phone: 435.673.5353

Classes provided by TLC for the following age groups:
Birth-18 months, 18 months-3 yrs, and 3yrs-5yrs 
Teacher: Tara
Price:45.00 a month, once a week
Days/Time: Tuesday - Friday at different times visit site  

Barefoot Gymnastics
Class: Parent/tot class - Age 18 months - 3 years 
Teacher: Ashley
Price: $95.00 for 3 months, once a week
Days/Time: Tuesday - 9:00am-9:45am or Wednesday - 9:00am-9:45am (45 mins)
Address: 476 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790
Phone:(435) 634-9009

Swim Lessons
Class: Special Needs Session
Teacher: Karen Tobler
Price: $30.00 per session
Days/Time: Each session is 2 weeks, Mon-Thurs. 5pm-5:30pm, 5:30pm-6:00pm, or  6:00pm-6:30pm (30 min)
Address: Sand Hollow Aquatic Center 1144 North Lava Flow Drive, St. George, UT  Phone:(435) 627-4585

Horse Back Riding Lessons
Class: Horse back riding lesson for all ages
Teacher: Sierra
Price: $15:00 per lesson (30 min) or $30.00 per lesson for 1 hour
Days/Time She will work with your schedule 
Address: Across the street from Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. St George, UT
Phone:  435-705-4284

St. George Recreation Center 
Community Education and Recreation for Children
      Curiosity Club: service provided through the St. George Recreation Center
Class: Invention Exploration, Birds of Prey, Barnyard Hoe Down, Busy Bee Day
Price: 20.00 per session
Address: Tonaquint Nature Center 1851 South Dixie Drive, St George Ut
Phone: Register at St George Recreation Center at 400 East 285 South 
             or call 435-627-4560
*They offer multiple summer classes, as well as karate.

Riverside Rehabiliation  
Kimber Dower and Jessica Jones offer occupational therapy, speech therapy, and social skills training. Most insurances accepted. Phone: 435-632-3423 email: Website:

Silver Spur Riding Academy
New Harmony, UT offers equine assisted therapy tailored to each patient’s needs.    Phone: 435-535-1644 email:

ATA Martial Arts
ATA Martial Arts is in partnership with Autism Speaks. Owner Ken Chirrick has trained many children with developmental disabilities in Tae Kwon Do. The focus is on core strength, self-control and self-esteem. 1090 N Bluff St #1501 St. George, UT 84770 Phone: 435-688-2657. Email:

Dixie Regional Pediatrics Rehabilitation Services
Pediatric Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy Services Phone: 435-251-2250. Dixie Regional Health and Performance Center, 652 S. Medical Center Drive, Lower Level, St. George, UT.

Washington County 4H
Technology classes, including robotics and programming at Dixie State University, Udvar-Hazy building. Refer to the Dixie 4H blog for more details.  Programming: Tuesday 4-5 PM, Robotics, Wednesday 4-5 PM.
Coordinator: Paul
Phone: 435-634-5706 

Let’s Play Music
Contact Michele Johnson at 435-862-6814

Washington County Libraries: 
Activities include: story time, book clubs, young adult clubs, free comic book day, Anime Fannatiku club (great for teenagers with high functioning autism)
Medicaid Waiver Home Page:
The Medicaid Autism Waiver is a program to assist children ages 2 through 6 who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
The waiver provides in-home services using treatment methods that have been proven to be effective for children with ASD, Website:

Big Maks: “Moms of Autistic Kids”
St. George contact: Kim Deverall:
On Stage Dance Studio
Scott Watts: 435-669-3100
Address: 25 North 100 East, St. George

Caritas Academy
Joyce Carlin: 435-272-4575 

Cindy M. Duke, PsyD
Intermountain Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute 
Primary Specialty: Neuropsychology 
Phone: (435)251-6800 
Fax: (435)251-3701 
652 S Medical Center Dr Ste 420 
St. George, UT 84790

Utah Parent Center
Services include parent training, district parent consultants, family to family network, autism information resources, and much more. 
Phone: 1-800-468-1160

Utah Behavior Services
Offer behavior therapy and mental health services.
Phone: (801) 255-5131

Joyful Hearts
Offer day programs and recreational activities for children and adults with special needs.
168 N. 100 E. #250, St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 669-8788

Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD)
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) serves children and adults who have intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and autism. 

Caritas Academy
Phone: 435-215-7382
Address: 359 East Riverside Drive, St George
Joyce Carlin, Principal
Private K-12 education for special needs kids
Tuition assistance available through Carson Smith Grant
Also available: Choir 3:30-4:30 $10 month
Some classes open to home-schoolers

Washington County School District
Karen Bess: Director of Programming for Children with Special Needs
Phone: 435-673-3553

Autism Solutions
ABA Therapy through Medicaid Waiver and Self Pay
Lacey Anderson (Owner/Director of Services)


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  4. Utah Autism Academy is also located in St. George and provides ABA therapy. They also have a preschool program for young kids with Autism. 435-720-8876