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. March 5 (location TBA) and April 2, 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 and
schedule an appointment in advance with DSBVI in order to participate. Call 800.284.1823 for an appointment on either March 17, 18, or April 21 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. March 9 and April 13, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at
various locations, dates and times. Contact *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.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions. Open to individuals with chronic conditions or pain, as well as their friends, family members and caregivers. Learn how to increase quality of life through healthy behaviors.
March 17, 24 & 31 and April 7, 14 & 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Location to be announced. Contact *Anna.
Low Vision Support Group: April 7 at OPTIONS, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact *Royella.
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!
* March 3 - Radio Station Tour with "Dr. Dave" and Ice Cream. Meet at OPTIONS at 4 p.m.
* March 14 - Nickelcade and In & Out Burger. Meet at OPTIONS at 3 p.m.
* March 19 - Girl Group. 6 to 8 p.m. at OPTIONS.
* March 26 - Quidditch at the Rec Center. 6 p.m.
* April 1 - April Fool's Day Party. 6 p.m. at OPTIONS.
* April 10 - Antics Improv Show & Dinner. 7 p.m. Contact Jennie for more information.
* April 16 - Girl Group. 6 to 8 p.m. at OPTIONS.
* April 18 - American Festival Chorus and Orchestra Concert. Meet at the USU Kent Concert Hall in the foyer at 1:30 p.m. Concert starts at 2 p.m.
Sign up early for these activities by contacting Jennie at 435.753.5353 ext 104, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March and April Youth Program Events:
* April 22 - Earth Day Activity. Contact Jennie for more information.
* 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.
Living Well With Chronic Conditions
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.
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.