INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support Groups
- November 5 - Art Museum & Art Class. Held at USU Caine Gallery. 4:30 p.m. No cost.
- November 14 - Science Night at USU. Meet at OPTIONS at 6:30 p.m. No cost.
- November 20 - Dance and Lunch in Salt Lake. 11 a.m. Pay for your own lunch.
- November 21 - Hockey. Meet at OPTIONS at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
- December 5 - Willard Bay Lights & Pizza. Meet at OPTIONS at 6.p.m. Pay for your own pizza.
- December 13 - Pickleville Playhouse Christmas Matinee. Time & cost to be announced.
- December 19 - Movie, Hobbit #3.Time & cost to be announced.
- Sign up early for these activities by contacting Jennie at (435) 753-5353 ext 104, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. t
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes
Individual Support for Students with Disabilities and Families
Peer to Peer
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Logan Group: For people with autism, family members and friends only, no outside observers. November 13, Physical Therapy, 7 to 9 p.m. at Logan Library, 255 North Main, Bonneville Room. 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 November 18, or December 9, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Royella.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes: Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. November 10, Gratitude, and December 15, Self Care, 1 to 1:454 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Kate or *Anna.
Individualized Support: Assistance is available in Box Elder County for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), advocacy, skills training, problem solving and more. Contact Deanna at 435.723.2171 to schedule an appointment.
Low Vision Support Group: November 6, Overcoming Obstacles, 6:30 p.m at Cache Valley Assisted Living, 233 North Main, Providence. No December meeting. Contact *Royella.
People First: People with developmental disabilities learn to advocate for themselves, increase independence and be part of the community. November 11 and December 9, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact *Kate or *Anna for location and more details.
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need. November 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Logan Senior Center, 236 N 100 E, Logan, followed by lunch at the Senior Center, lunch cost is $3. December 3, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Delivering quilts and lunch. Contact *Royella for more details.
Suicide Prevention and Survivors Support Group: The need for this group has been met. Therefore it has been dissolved until the need becomes apparent again. However if you need help please call the following 24 hour crisis lines: Logan - (435) 752-0750; Brigham & Tremonton - (435) 734-9449; Rich County - (800) 620-9949; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255.
For additional support, OPTIONS recommends Peaceful Healing, a grief and bereavement group for the community. Individuals may join at any time and leave as they complete their needed support. It is free and open to the public. It is held every Monday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 209 West 300 North, Second Floor, Logan. The Facilitator is Dennis D. Wildman, CSW for Sunshine Home Health & Hospice.
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!
November and December Youth Program Events:
* 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
People First of Utah is part of the self-advocacy movement, an international civil rights movement for people with disabilities. People First assists people with developmental disabilities to learn how to advocate for themselves, increase their independence and become part of their community. People First of Utah members believe: "We are People First and We Can Speak for Ourselves!"
Participants with disabilities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.