INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support and Youth Groups
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes
Individual Support for Students with Disabilities and Families
Peer to Peer
Suicide Prevention and Survivors
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Logan Support Group: For people with autism, family members and friends. Those desiring to attend for research or other purposes are asked NOT to attend due to confidentiality and the nature of the meetings. March 6 and April 3, 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. By appointment only. Appointments may be scheduled for March 18 and April 15 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by contacting 1.800. 284.1823. Clinics will be held at OPTIONS, 106 E 1120 N, Logan. For more information contact Royella at 435.753.5353 ext. 105.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes: Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. Classes will be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Anna or *Nicole for details.
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: March 4, Orientation and Mobility taught by DSBVI, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; April 1, Skills for Activities of Daily Living will be taught by Vicky Hathaway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a light lunch provided. Low Vision groups are held at OPTIONS in Logan. Contact *Royella.
Quilters: March 12 & 26 and April 9, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OPTIONS, please remember the cost for lunch is $2 per person and will be furnished by OPTIONS. April 23 - NO Quilters. Contact *Royella.
Self Advocacy Training for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. OPTIONS is hosting a series of Self-Advocacy training classes designed to educate how important it is that everyone has the opportunity to have their voices heard. Lean how to speak up for yourself or others, defend your own rights, and tell your own story. These classes are offered by the Utah developmental Disabilities Council and will consist of 5 sessions. Classes will be held at OPTIONS, 106 East 1120 North, Logan. RSVP to Anna at least 48 hours in advance at (435) 753-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule of sessions:
- March 5, Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- March 19, Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- April 2, Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- April 16, Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- April 30, Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention and Survivors Support Group: Be part of a network of people who really care and understand the various aspects of suicide. March 4 & April 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Please note the new time), at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.
Youth Program: For youth with all kinds of disabilities ages 14 to 30. Contact * Jennie for more information. Youth Activity schedule:
- March 6, Real Life Quidditch Game. Meet at Logan Rec Center at 5:30 p.m. No cost, come play or cheer.
- March 20 - Common Ground Presentation & Rock Climbing. 5 p.m. meet at OPTIONS. Cost is $5.
- April 3 - Dance at UILC in Salt Lake. Makeovers 9 a.m. for the ladies, 10 a.m. will depart. Lunch on the way.
- April 17 - Cooking Class at Macey's & Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt. Meet at 5 p.m. at Macey's. No cost.
- April 18 - Spencer's Theatre of Illusions & Treats at Great Harvest. Meet at 12:45 p.m. at Eccles Theatre.
* OPTIONS' staff can be contacted at 435.753.5353 (V & TTY) or 1.800.753.2344 for information/support & youth group agendas and transportation needs (no cost).
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 in Logan 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.
Participants with disabilities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.
Information is provided on risk and protective factors, coping skills, stages of grief, and more. Attendees can share, listen or simply be among others who understand their feelings and have shared a common experience. There are no expectations, no questions, no labels and no judgment. Support groups are not therapy or counseling. Anyone is invited to attend.
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.