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Associate Director of Parent Training and Information
Utah Parent Center
230 West 200 South Suite 1101
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States

Esperanza Reyes was born in Nicaragua, and her family immigrated to the United States when she was young. She grew up in Miami, Florida and has been living in Utah for over 10 years. Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and one in Sociology. She currently has a Master of Science in Human Development and Social Policy, along with a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, from the University of Utah. Her main academic interest included the transition to adulthood and employment for youth on the Autism Spectrum. She currently works as the Associate Director for Parent Training and Information at the Utah Parent Center and has supported many families in the state of Utah in the role of parent advocate. Esperanza is the mother of an 8 year-old-boy on the Autism Spectrum. She is also sister to a young man on the Spectrum. Her life has been touched and shaped by these two individuals. Her greatest desire is to see them live fulfilled lives, as they have allowed her to find fulfillment in hers.