Options for Independence

INDEPENDENT LIVING CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS, LOW VISION AND YOUTH GROUPS

A supportive environment and education is essential in promoting independence.

Group and individual assistance is available to help individuals be more effective when facing the challenges of living independently with a disability.

Individualized Support for People with Disabilities (Box Elder County): Assistance is available for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), advocacy, skills training, problem
solving and more in Box Elder County. Contact **Deanna

   Appointments can be scheduled in your home or OPTIONS' Brigham office

 

Munch n' Mingle: Enjoy yummy munchies and fun socializing while learning to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. Contact *Anna

    January 2 (CIP activity) and February 21, 6:30  to 7:30 p.m. at OPTIONS.

 

People First: A fun interactive group for people with intellectual disabilities to discuss issues and learn how to be their own best advocate. Contact *Anna

    January 18 and February 15, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at OPTIONS.

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  • Therapy: Individual and group therapy is available for people with disabilities. Contact Melanie, OPTIONS' Therapist at (435) 753-5353 ext. 103 or CAPSA (435) 753-2500 or melanie@capsa.org to schedule an appointment or for information on upcoming group therapy opportunities.

       

  • Low Vision Activities˜


  • OPTIONS offers a variety of resources and services to asisst with vision loss. For more information on OPTIONS' Low Vision Program. Contact *Marty

                                                                                               
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) Clinic: DSBVI conducts clinics to assist individuals with low vision needs. Participation requires a referral from an eye care professional. Call DSBVI at (800) 284-1823 for an appointment.


    January 15 and February 19 - Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS in Logan.

    January 3 - at Dr. Lewis' office, 990 Medical Drive #G13, in Brigham City. Schedule your time by calling DSBVI.

 

Low Vision Support Group: For adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities. Learn independent living skills, share concerns and learn problem solving techniques.


     January 8 and February 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS.

 

 

Quilters: Open to anyone with a disability who would like to learn modified quilting techniques. Quilts are tied and given to those in need.


    January 9 & 23 and February 6 & 20, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at OPTIONS.

 

Youth Groups

 

OPTIONS' Youth Program is for youth with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 30. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun with peers! Specifics on the youth program activities are not always listed for safety purposes. Please make sure *Jennie has your email or contact her at jostermiller@optionsind.org to receive needed information.

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        • ASPIRE  - Learn Independent Living Skills and more. Open to all youth with disabilities. Contact *Anna

        • January 16 and February 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at OPTIONS.

        • Girls Group  - For girls with all kinds of disabilities. Contact *Jennie or *Tylee.

        • January 26 - Hardware Ranch & Lunch. Meet at OPTIONS at 11:30. No cost.

          February 13 - Love Yourself Activity. This was so fun last year! Come do some self-care and girly things with the group at the Center. 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. No cost. 

        • Youth Activities - Fun opportunities to increase social participation provided. Open to all youth with disabilities. Contact *Jennie or *Tylee

                • January 4 - Pizza Planning Party. Meet at OPTIONS at 6 p.m. for pizza and to help brainstorm some activities for the year? Review goals and see how OPTIONS can help you reach them and sprinkle in some fun. No cost.

                  • January 11 - Pizza Pie Karaoke is Back!! Meet at Pizza Pie Cafe (25 E 1400 N, Logan) at 7:30 p.m. for dinner and 9 p.m. if you just want to do Karaoke. Cost is about $10.

                  • January 15 - Ski Day with Common Ground. Meet at OPTIONS at 8:45 a.m. Please RSVP your spot by January 2. Cost is $35 (waiver and money due by January 8).

                  • This is a combined activity with OPTIONS' CIP participants.

                  • January 21 - Crystal Hot Springs and Lunch. Meet at OPTIONS at 2 p.m. Cost is $9 to soak.

                  • January 24 - Cooking Class. 5:30 to 7:30 at OPTIONS. No cost.

                   

                  February 7 - Jump Zone. 6 to 7 p.m. Meet at the Jump Zone (1510 N 200 W, Logan) to jump your heart out! Don't forget to bring your jump socks or be prepared to purchase some for $3 at the door. Cost to jump is $10 + tax.

                  February 26 - Clark Planetarium, IMAX and Dome Movie. Time TBA. Cost is $18, lunch prices vary and activity donation is $5. (Activity is combined with OPTIONS' CIP participants).

                  February 28 - Cooking class. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. No cost.

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      Contact

       

      For information on agendas, transportation, and to reserve your spot contact * Logan staff at (435) 753-5353 or ** Brigham staff (Natalie & Deanna) at (435) 723-2171.

       

       

      Independent Living and Support Groups - Descriptions

       

      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

      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 or in a group setting. 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

      • Be part of the self-advocacy movement, an international civil rights movement for people with disaiblities. "We are People First and We Can Speak for Ourselves!" Learn how to voice your wants and needs, how to be a leader and teach others how to use their voices, see old friends and meet new ones, volunteer in the community, educate others about disabilities and attend community events.

       

      • Quilters

      Participants with all kinds of disaiblities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations and anyone in need.

       

      • Sex Education for Young Adults

      Comprehensive sex education and relationship skills are taught by certified sex educations. Information is disability specific.

       

      • Therapy

      Individual or group behavioral therapy is available for individuals with disabilities age 18 and over to work through issues like anxiety, depression, being overwhelmed, etc.

       

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