INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support Groups
Autism Spectrum Disorders - (Cache County): For people with autism, family members and friends only, no outside observers. January 7 and February 4, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Jennie.
DSBVI Clinics: The Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) conducts clinics to assist individuals with low vision needs. To participate a referral from an eye care professional is required. Call (800) 284-1823 for an appointment on February 16,
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes -.(Cache County): Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. January 11 and February 8, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Anna.
Individualized Support (Box Elder County): Assistance is available for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), advocacy, skills training, problem solving and more in Box Elder County. Contact Deanna at (435) 723-2171 to schedule an appointment in your home or OPTIONS' Brigham office.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Box Elder County): Learn skills for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions. January 13, 20 & 27 and February 3, 10, & 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in OPTIONS' Brigham Office, 1080 North Main, Street, Suite 105-A, Brigham. Contact Deanna at (435) 723-2171 or *Anna for more information.
Low Vision Support Group: For adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities of any kind. Come learn independent living skills, share concerns and learn problem solving techniques. January 5 and February 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS..
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for others. January 13 & 27 and February 10 & 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at OPTIONS.
Schedule - Youth Groups
Youth Program: OPTIONS' Youth Program is for youth with all kinds of disabilities, ages 14 to 30. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and just have fun with peers! More information on the following activities is "To Be Announced" (TBA). Contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 753-5353 ext. 104. Don't forget to give Jennie your email so she can keep you updated!
January and February Youth Program Activities:
Jan. 7 - Dance at Utah Independent Living Center (UILC) & Lunch. Meet at OPTIONS at 10 a.m.
Jan. 13 - Pre Legislative Training. Meet at OPTIONS at 8 p.m.
Jan. 21 - Jump Zone. Meet at the Jump Zone (1510 N 200 W, Logan) at 6 p.m. Cost is $10.
Jan. 28 - Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities (LCPD) Reception at the Capital. Meet at OPTIONS at 2 p.m.
Feb. 5 - Movie Night. Meet at OPTIONS at 6 p.m.
Feb. 11 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Meet at the Eccles Theatre (43 S Main St, Logan) at 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 - Hockey Game. (Youth & CIP activity combined). Details TBA.
Feb. 25 - Cooking Class. 6 p.m. at OPTIONS.
GIRLS' GROUP (for girls with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 25):
Jan. 14 - Quilting Service Project. Meet at OPTIONS at 6 p.m.
* OPTIONS' staff can be contacted at 435.753.5353 or 1.800.753.2344 for information/support & youth group agendas and transportation needs (no cost). 7.1.1 Relay Utah, 888.346.3162 Spanish Relay.
The following information/support groups are currently available through OPTIONS for Independence. Participation is open to residents of Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders groups are held to offer support, guest speakers and community awareness to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, family members and anyone with a personal interest.
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) Clinics
Low vision needs are addressed at clinics conducted by the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) in conjunction with OPTIONS. Individuals must have a referral from an eye care professional in order to participate.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes
Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. Learn basic skills for living life independently and to the fullest. Topics are prioritized by need and participant selection.
Individual Support for Students with Disabilities and Families
Individualized Support for Students with Disabilities and Families in Box Elder County is offered on information, referral, advocacy, skills training, etc. to help solve problems and provide answers to questions. A certified Individualized Education Program (IEP) Coach is available to assist in these areas as well as helping students set goals and attend IEPs.
Living Well is a six-week workshop that provides tools for living a healthy life with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, ongoing pain, etc. Through weekly sessions, participants receive support for continuing normal daily activities and dealing with the emotions that chronic conditions may cause.
Low Vision support groups are held in Logan for adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities, macular degeneration and/or retinal disease. Activities include sharing concerns and feelings of isolation, problem solving techniques, tips on how to adapt the living environment, guest speakers and community awareness.
Peer to Peer
Arranged individually as needed. Receive support and training on resources available in the community from those who have "been there; done that" and want to share with others.
Participants with disabilities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.