INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support Groups
Autism Spectrum Disorders - (Cache County): For people with autism, family members and friends only, no outside observers. MJuly 7 and August 4, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Jennie.
DSBVI Clinics: The Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) conducts clinics to assist individuals with low vision needs. To participate a referral from an eye care professional is required. Call (800) 284-1823 for an appointment on July 19 or August 16, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at OPTIONS, 106 East 1120 North, Logan.
Living Well with Diabetes (Brigham City): A fun informative workshop to assist people with diabetes live a full productive life. Classes are held every Thursday starting July 7 and going thru August 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Brigham City Health Department, (817 Parker Lane, Brigham). Contact *Anna or Deanna at (435) 723-2171.
Independent Living (IL) Skills and Cooking Classes -.(Cache & Rich Counties): Learn skills to become more independent. IL Skills Classes - July 6 and August 10, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. IL Cooking Classes - July 28 and August 24, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.
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 at (435) 723-2171 to schedule an appointment in your home or OPTIONS' Brigham office.
Low Vision Support Group: For adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities of any kind. Come learn independent living skills, share concerns and learn problem solving techniques. There will be no July meeting held, instead please come to the ADA Summer Celebration, Wednesday, July 20 at the Rees Pioneer Park, 720 West Forest Street, Brigham. Dinner served at the pavilion - 5:30 p.m. and swim at the Brigham Pool - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Royella.
People First: A fun interactive group for people with intellectual disabilities to discuss issues and learn how to be their own best advocate. July 20, come to the ADA Summer Celebration (details on front page of this newsletter). Next meeting will be August 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact *Anna.
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for others, July 13 and August 10 & 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at OPTIONS.
Schedule - Youth Groups
Youth Program: OPTIONS' Youth Program is for youth with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 30. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and just have fun with peers! Contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 753-5353 ext. 104. Please make sure Jennie has your email so she can keep you updated on the following youth activities and more to be held during May and June as they are planned!
JULY & AUGUST YOUTH PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:
- July 14 - Bear Lake Beach Day. 10 a.m.
- July 20 - ADA 26th Anniversary Summer Celebration (see front page for details).
- July 29 - Nerd Day. 6 p.m.
- August 2 - Tony Grove. TBA.
- August 8 - iFLY in Ogden. Cost is $30.
- August 18 - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Cost is $9.
YOUTH INDEPENDENT LIVING (IL) SKILLS CLASSES
Free IL Skills classes open to all youth with disabilities are being offered most Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes include social skills, emergency prep, self-advocacy, making friends, navigating the bus system, apartment hunting, phone skills, pre-employment skills, time management, house-keeping, budgeting, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping and more.
- July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29
- August 3 & 5
* 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 and Cooking 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.
Living Well with Diabetes (Brigham City)
A fun informative workshop to assist people with diabetes live a full productive life.
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.
Is 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.
Participants with disabilities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.