The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council, the Disability Law Center, and Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities are working together to identify Spanish-speaking Utahns that wish to use their gifts and talents to build stronger communities and better access to health care for people with disabilities. This project is using a model called asset-based community development (ABCD). ABCD brings community members together to use existing resources to reach a common goal. These activities will focus on the assets in the community, including the individuals and families that live there, associations and congregations, government and business institutions, the physical environment, local economy, culture, and the motivation to act.
Hispanos Unidos de Tooele (HUT)
A group of Tooele residents, with the support of UDDC staff, have formed Hispanos Unidos de Tooele (HUT) to help Spanish-speaking community members with disabilities and their families access health and other community resources. Every year, HUT hosts a Latin Fest. This is a community health resource fair and cultural celebration featuring food and music from various Latin American groups. To learn more about the 2019 Latin Fest, please visit www.hutooele.org or the HUT Facebook Page.
For more information, please call the UDDC at 801-245-7350
Ongoing HUT Activities
Voting Rights and Civic Training
Spanish-language and ESL Classes
Ongoing Partnership with Latino Behavioral Health Services
Parent Training for Participation in IEP Meetings (in collaboration with the Utah Parent Center)