New Autism Support Center to feature sensory garden

dōTERRA recently partnered with Utah Valley University to create the Autism Support Center. Kirk Jowers from dōTERRA is here with to talk about the new center and what role they will play in the treatment process.

Currently about 1 in 54 Utah Valley children live with autism, making it the highest diagnostic location in the United States.

“UVU is committed to becoming the regional hub for autism education. Our autism initiative supports community members, working professionals, students and individuals with autism,” said UVU President Matthew S. Holland. “We will soon have a dedicated structure because of the generosity of individuals and companies, like dōTERRA, who understand the urgent need for additional resources dedicated to autism. We are not going to be the university that cracks the genetic code for autism, but we can and should be the university that cracks the code for providing the best services to individuals on the autism spectrum.”

The proposed autism center will be home to a preschool, an elementary classroom, two therapeutic playgrounds, a sensory garden, community rooms, and a Passage Program, where young adults with autism can enroll in non-credit, college-level classes. 

To learn more about the new center, visit

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