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.January 8 and February 5, 7 to 9 p.m. Riverwalk Parkway Apts., 784 South Riverwalk, Logan, in the Commons 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 January 20 or February 17, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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. January 12 and February 9, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Anna or *Kate.
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: January 6, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Logan Library, 255 North Main, Logan. January 17, UCB/NFB Conference on Transportation, Salt Lake, transportation provided. Contact *Royella.
People First: People with developmental disabilities learn to advocate for themselves, increase independence and be part of the community. January 8, Group Goals and Elections, 5 to 7 p.m. at OPTIONS and February 10, Sweethearts Ball, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the LDS building, 294 North 100 East, Logan. Contact *Anna or *Kate.
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need. January 14 and February 11, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Parkway Apts., 784 South Riverwalk, Logan. 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!
* January 7 - Jump Zone. Meet at the Jump Zone at 5:30 p.m. 1510 North 200 West, Logan. Cost is $5.
* January 15 - Pre Legislative Training. Contact Jennie for more details.
* January 22 - Cooking Class. Meet at Macey's Little Theatre at 6 p.m. 50 North Highway 165, Providence. No cost.
* January 31 - Hardware Ranch. Meet at OPTIONS at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $5.
* February 4 - Legislative Reception. Travel to the Salt Lake Capitol to meet legislators. Contact Jennie for more details.
* February 11 - Art Project at USU Museum. Meet at OPTIONS at 4 p.m. No cost.
* February 21 - Crystal Hot Springs. Meet at OPTIONS at 1 p.m. Cost is $7.
Sign up early for these activities by contacting Jennie at (435) 753-5353 ext 104, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January and February 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
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.
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.