Options for Independence

INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS

 

Schedule - Information/Support Groups

People First: People with developmental disabilities learn to advocate for themselves, increase independence and be part of the community. March 10 and April 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.

 

Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need. March 11 & 25, and April 8 & 22, 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!

 

Contact

 

* 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.

 

 

Information/Support Groups

 

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.

 

Living Well With Chronic Conditions is a free, interactive 6-week workshop for anyone with or who cares for someone with: Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Depression, PTSD or any other Chronic Condition. Learn to set weekly goals, problem solve, deal with difficult emotions, communicate effectively make informed treatment decision and improve your health. This workshop helps participants to self-manage their condition; when people are empowered, their potential is limitless.

 

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

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.