Safety Measures for Attending  Ability 1st Utah’s Youth Summer Program 2022

Summer Youth Program  Requirements:

The student’s health and safety is the highest priority of Ability 1st Utah. We ask that if a student has any of the following symptoms, that the student is kept home until they are symptom free.

Following Systems:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss or taste or smell

Parents/guardians must provide a phone number where they can be reached as well as an alternatie emergency contact, in case the student becomes ill or injuired while at the center.


Transportation will be very limited, this year due to the increase of inflation, which has driven up the cost of fuel and mainentance costs. This year will are asking for assistance from Parents that are able to transport their student to the Sateillte office, or to meet us in a desiginated location, so that we are economizing our trips. This will  help to ensoure everyone’s participation and assist in keeping program costs affordable.

Food & Lunches: On designated activities only Abilty 1st Utah will provide lunches.  There may be an occasional opportunity to eat at a fast food restaurant but this will be limited.  Food for snacks will be provided by the center and every effort will be made to keep food individualized.  If your student has food allergies or special food requirements make sure to list them on the application.

Other outings will be scheduled as community opportunities become available, but could include: Examples;

  • Job Sites-Deseret Industries Employment Center- Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Top-golf(Sanpete and Juab)
  • Parks
  • Zoo(Utah County)
  • Grocery Stores
  • UTA Provo Central Station


Dear Summer Program Applicant and Parent/ Guardian,

We are excited for the opportunity to again be offering Ability 1st Utah’s Summer Youth Program for the summer of 2022, for youth with disabilities, during the months of June July and the first week of August.

We hope to receive your application soon. We are now beginning the enrollment of students , so there is no need to delay reserving your students place. Please email, mail, drop-off or fax to the number below. Feel Free to call or email me with further questions. We will be accepting 15 students this summer progam. We fill up fast and slots will be filled on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Participants can attend the Summer Program for a total of 3 years, this can be consecutive or cumulative, but the students must meet the age, student to staff ratio and vaccination requirement.

Summer Program

 Ability 1st Utah’s Summer Youth Program is for students ages 17-24 and who do not require a greater than 5 to 1 student to staff ratio. This program will focus on all aspects of independent living including employment. Students will learn about social skills, dressing for success, and transportation using the bus or front Runner to access community resources. Students will also learn how to be an effective self-advocate in an interactive and fun learning environment.

Youth Summer Program dates: The summer program starts on June 1st and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until August 4th. There will be a day camp on Thursday  July 28th.

Holiday’s The Center will be closed on Monday July 4th and Monday July 25th.

Cost for the Summer Program is $50.00. This a a donation and no student will be turned away for inability to pay. This donation will assist with the cost of activities and classes. The program will also include a bag with hygiene supplies, and a summer program t-shirt.

Danetta Sabin:

Youth Program Coordinator

Phone:(801) 373-5044

Fax: (801) 373-5094

Independent Living Youth Summer Program 2022 Application

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  • I understand that assistance may be given by Ability 1st Utah for the purpose of assisting me to become independent. Although specific services or independence cannot be guaranteed by Ability 1st Utah or by myself, a reasonable amount of assistance will be given to me for that purpose if I am found eligible for services.

  • I understand information collected in this interview and in the subsequent development of my service record is necessary to establish eligibility for services and in the provision of services if I am found eligible. Ability 1st Utah will gather information from me personally or with my consent. Information from my service record will not be disclosed other than in the administration of my independent living program, unless my written approval has been obtained. I am aware of my rights concerning the release of information.

  • Ability 1st Utah makes no distinction in race, color, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, disability or national origin in the provision of services to individuals under the program. I understand that I may appeal discriminatory practices and that I have the right to appeal the decision of my service coordinator to his/her supervisor. My service coordinator will help me if problems of this nature arise. If additional assistance is needed, the Client Assistance Program (CAP) is available to act as an advisor and advocate. CAP can be reached by calling 1-800-662-9080.

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  • Student Eligibility-I verify that this student has a disability and is receiving services under IDEA or does/would qualify under 504.

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  • Below are some questions to help Ability 1st Utah’s staff members better serve your student. Information provided will be used to help us plan and organize classes and activities.

  • Your student must be able to take care of their self care needs independently. You are responsible for transportation to and from the Center for your student.

  • Ability 1st Utah Youth Summer Transition Program 2022 Permission Form

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  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Ability 1st Utah Youth Summer Program Policies

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During this summers youth program,  participates will be supervised on 1 to 5 staff to student ratio.

Please remember this as you are considering enrolling your student in the  Summer Program.

Classes & activities  will be offered on Tesday’s & Thursday’s and will start on June 1st and go to August 4th.  Classes will be held Tuesday’s from 10:00 am thru 12:30 pm. Thursday’s may go from 10:00 am thru 3:00 pm depending upon the activity.  Parents will be notified if they are providing transportation when to pick up their student.

If parents would like to join us, please check with Pete to join any if the activities or classes on site or to receive connection to join classes virtually online if necessary. Parent chaperones may be needed for onsite classes,  parents will be notified if and when necessary, please call Pete or Danetta at 801-373-5044.

Ground Rules:

In order to keep the onsite environment safe for all participants there will be some ground rules that we are asking all students to adhere to. The ground rules are as followed:

Onsite Rules:

  • Students will be required to provide their own transportation if Center transportation is not available.
  • Students will be required to arrive on time and participate in activities and classes.
  • Students will be required to address their own self care needs. If they need attendant assistance they can bring their attendant.

The summer program follows a three-strike policy

– upon the 1st strike students are warned about their behavior and parents/ guardians may be notified.

-If a student receives their 2nd strike, students are asked to leave the activity, and will meet with the teacher after class to discuss ways to change the disruptive behavior.

– If a student receives a 3rd strike, the student is asked to leave the class and must contact the teacher to set up a meeting involving both the student and the students parents where the student will present a way they plan to change their behavior in the future.