INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support and Youth Groups
June Youth Program Activities/Classes:
- June 21 - Garage Sale. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at OPTIONS..
- June 24 - IL Class. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at OPTIONS. Pre-signup is required. Topic to be announced.
- June 26 - Cooking Class & "SURPISE" activity. Meet at Macey's Little Theatre. 6 to 8 p.m. No cost.
July and August Youth Program Activities:
- July 9 - Les Miserables (dress rehearsal), at the Eccles Theatre. 10:30 a.m. RSVP early as attendance is limited. No cost.
- July 15 to 17 - Camping at Pineview Reservoir (with 3 other Centers). Leave Tuesday morning and return Thursday afternoon. Canoeing will be available on Wednesday. Cost is $50. RSVP early. Money due by July 9. Details will follow.
- July 22 - OPTIONS' Annual ADA Summer Picnic Celebration. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:30 p.m. at Von’s Park, 350 East Center Street, Providence UT. RSVP by July 16. No cost.
- July 28 - Swimming at Logan Aquatic Center. Meet at the Aquatic Center at 11 a.m. Bring: money for pool entry, water bottle, sun block and towel. OPTIONS will furnish sandwiches and chips for lunch. Activity ends at 2 p.m.
- August 5 - Pickleville Playhouse and Bear Lake Pizza. Meet at OPTIONS at 3:30 p.m. Tickets to the play (Juanito Bandito), are $20 and pizza cost is $5. RSVP early. Money due by July 28. Will return to OPTIONS around 9 p.m.
- August 13 - Art Museum, Watercolor Class, and Aggie Ice Cream. Meet at OPTIONS at 10:15 a.m. No cost.
- August 19 - River Rafting w/Common Ground. An all day activity. Cost estimate is around $50. RSVP early. Money due by August 13.
Youth Summer Independent Living Classes - July 1, 8, 22, & 29 and August 5 & 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are for youth whose goal is to live on their own in the next few years. Come learn social skills, basic home keeping skills, budgeting, dating, safety and more. Classes are free, however students do need to bring their own lunch. To sign up for classes call Jennie or Nicole at 753-5353 to sign up or email email@example.com.
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 Group: For people with autism, family members and friends only. August 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Jennie.
Essential Tremors Support Group: This group is currently being developing. If you are interested in attending, would like to give input, or desire more information, please contact *Royella.
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 July 15 or August 19, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact *Royella.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes: Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. July 14, Healthy Living and August 11, Assertiveness/Respect, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. Classes will also continue to be held at various locations, dates and times. Contact *Anna or Nicole.
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: August 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Royella.
People First: Assists people with developmental disabilities to learn how to advocate for themselves, increase their independence and become part of the community. July 8 and August 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at OTIONS. Contact *Anna.
Quilters: June 25, August 13 & 28, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Refreshments served. Contact *Royella
Suicide Prevention and Survivors Support Group: Be part of a network of people who really care and understand the various aspects of suicide. July 1 and August 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.
Youth Program: For youth with all kinds of disabilities ages 14 to 30. 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 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.
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 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.
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.