INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support Groups
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Logan Group: For people with autism, family members and friends only, no outside observers. July 9 and August 6, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Jennie.
DSBVI Clinics: Low vision needs are addressed at clinics conducted by the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI). Individuals must have a referral from an eye care professional in order to participate. Call (800) 284-1823 for an appointment on July 21 or August 18, at OPTIONS, 106 East 1120 North, Logan. Contact *Royella.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes: Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. July 13 and August 10, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Anna.
Individualized Support: Assistance is available for needed 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.
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. No July meeting, instead come to the ADA Summer Celebration, July 21. August 4 the group will meet at OPTIONS, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Contact *Royella.
Parents/Caregivers of Children with Disabilities: Not scheduled during the summer. Will resume in September if the need exists. Contact Deanna at (435) 723-2171 for more information and/or need.
Quilters: Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for others. July 15 and August 12 & 26, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Royella.
Schedule - Youth Groups
Youth Program: For youth with all kinds of disabilities ages 14 to 30, dedicated to achieving equality, inclusion and empowerment of youth with disabilities in all aspects of daily life. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and just have fun with peers! More information on the following activities is to be announced (TBA).
* July 7 - Opera How to Succeed in Business Without Trying.Limited seating.
* July 15 - Logan Aquatic Center. 1 p.m.
* July 21 - ADA Anniversary Summer Picnic. 5 p.m. at First Dam.
*July 29 & 30 - Camping & Canoeing at Tony Grove. Cost is $40.
* July 7, 14 & 28. 1 p.m.
* August 4 & 18. 1 p.m.
* July 8 - CAPSA, Healthy Relationships,lunch and craft. 6 p.m. at OPTIONS
* August 11 - 13, Girls Group Retreat. Cost is $40.
July and August Youth Program Activities:
* August 13 - Pickleville Playhouse, Juanito Bandito and a Town Called Danger. $25.
* August - More activities TBA!
Girl's Group: (for Girls with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 25). More information to be announced regarding the following activities:
Jennie is OPTIONS' Youth Program Coordinator. To receive more information on the activities listed above, please make sure you are a part of Jennie's email list. To be included, just shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jennie at (435) 753-5353 ext. 104.
* 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.
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.