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For Parents

The Pingree Center strives to assist those affected by autism and has resources for parents to access funding for their children to attend the Center.

Parent involvement

Parent/caregiver involvement is highly valued at the Pingree Center.  They are an integral part of goal development, treatment and monitoring progress. Care plan goals are developed with parents/caregivers and are adapted and reviewed at a minimum of 180 days.  In order to support open communication and consistency, parents/caregivers are asked to participate in the classroom 3-4 hours each month. Daily home notes, e-mails, phone contact and notes in the child’s steno notepad are used to support communication as well.  Parents/caregivers are also invited to attend monthly parent education classes.

 

The Pingree Center staff believes collaboration with parents/caregivers is essential to their children’s growth. Collaboration with other vested parties, such as school districts for transition or related service providers, helps to ensure that treatment transitions are fluid between all parties.

Preschool Program

The preschool program at the Pingree Center has four funding sources that support treatment:

    • State funding through the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health which allows the center to provide services to children at no charge to their families
    • Medicaid
    • Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Fund through the Utah State Office of Education http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx
    • Privately paid tuition

There is typically a waiting list for state funded services.  Tuition for the traditional school year is $29,000.00 with payment options available.  There is often immediate availability for both Medicaid and private pay services.

Elementary Programs

The elementary and adolescent programs at the Pingree Center are privately funded programs. Along with private tuition, funding streams include two endowment funds: the Bourne-Spafford Foundation and the Pingree Foundation. Youth in the secondary grades are not eligible for these endowment funds. Tuition for the traditional school year is $29,000.00 with payment options available.  There is often immediate availability for both Medicaid and private pay services.

Both elementary and adolescent students may be eligible for additional scholarship money from the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Fund through the Utah State Office of Education: http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx.

Adolescent Program

The adolescent Program is a private program in which tuition is assessed. Students may be eligible for additional scholarship money from the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Fund through the Utah State Office of Education: http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/Scholarships.aspx. Although this scholarship is separate from the Pingree Center, we encourage all families to apply and will assist in this process. Tuition for the traditional school year is $29,000.00 with payment options available.  There is often immediate availability for both Medicaid and private pay services.