Kids On The Move is a non-profit organization that provides services to children with disabilities and developmental delays and/or come from low-income families. KOTM addresses the concerns that impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development of children and the overall health of their families. Through its distinctive programing which includes the, Autism Center, Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Child and Family Mental Health, Childcare and Respite Care. KOTM strives to help families effectively address their children’s developmental challenges in order to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Each of the KOTM’s programs are helping children and families has its own specific goals for the children to meet but they all center on the main goal of integrating/reintegrating these children into the social fabric of their communities.
Autism Center: The KOTM Autism Center is a leading provider for children from infancy through adolescence living with autism spectrum disorder. We help families address all their child’s specific needs, at any functioning level. KOTM offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in our clinic, in client homes, or a combination of both. We also provide ABA via Telehealth throughout the entire state of Utah. All services are supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and come with significant support to the parents.
Child and Family Mental Health: In our mental health program, parents, children, families and individuals address a wide range of important mental health issues with our certified clinicians. Our services include: psychological testing, individual, couples, family, teen, and child counseling services. We address issues important to your family including depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, disabilities, coping with a medical diagnosis, grief, trauma, family and relationship challenges, life transitions, and more.
Child Care: Our Child Care program has been in operation for 25+ years. It is a fully-licensed program with three separate classrooms, segregated by age and development. Our caring teachers provide support and instruction for children from six weeks to first grade. KOTM Child Care staff take this responsibility very seriously, realizing that what we do and say to these children influences their lives for years to come. We strive to carry out our responsibilities in a manner that builds every child’s well-being each and every day.
Respite Care: Through Respite Care, we provide parents of children with special needs the short periods of rest they need to relieve stress, renew energy, and restore balance. Respite Care offers a safe, supervised, fun environment for your child with one-on-one supervision. Eligible families have one or more children with special needs and are not receiving consistent respite services through another source, such as able, reliable family members or government assistance
Early Intervention: There are many wonderful and exciting opportunities for learning and growth during the first few years of life. We provide a free evaluation of children’s development. We serve children who have delays in the following areas: communication and language, physical development, vision and hearing, feeding, social and emotional development, learning, problem solving, play skills, and more. Early Intervention provides services to infants and toddlers, birth to three, who reside in the Alpine School District boundaries.
Early Head Start: Designed to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development by supporting parents in their critical parental role. The program aims to help children develop a lifelong love of learning. Early Head Start services include: educational, social, medical, dental, nutritional, and mental health, along with parent-involvement activities for families. Children residing in Utah County under the age of three and pregnant mothers are eligible. Enrollment is based upon income eligibility and other qualifying factors. The cost of involvement in the program is completely free. Early Head Start does not provide transportation to and from class, socializations, or other events. Parents in the EHS program have the opportunity to receive bus tokens when available upon request.
It has been proven that early diagnosis and early intervention for children with disabilities and developmental delays are the keys that ensure a better long-term outcome for them. Therefore, KOTM’s programs work with children and their families starting at a very young age. If you would like more information, please contact Kids On The Move at 801.221.9930