Options for Independence

INDEPENDENT LIVING CLASSES AND SUPPORT GROUPS, LOW VISION AND YOUTH GROUPS

 

Autism Support Group (Cache County): For parents and guardians of children with autism, no outside observers. Contact *Jennie.
   May 4 and June 1, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS

 

 

˜ Low Vision Activities ˜


OPTIONS offers a variety of resources and services to help with vision loss. For more information on OPTIONS' Low Vision Program. Contact *Royella                                                                                                
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI) Clinic: DSBVI conducts clinics to assist individuals with low vision needs. Participation requires a referral from an eye care professional. Call DSBVI at (800) 284-1823 for an appointment.
 May 16 and June 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS

Low Vision Support Group: For adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities. Learn independent living skills, share concerns and learn problem solving techniques.
 June 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS

Quilters: For adults age 55 and older with visual disabilities. Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need.
 May 3 & 24 and June 14 & 28, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at OPTIONS

 

Youth Groups

 

OPTIONS' Youth Program is for youth with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 30. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun with peers! Specifics on the youth program activities are not always listed for safety purposes. Please make sure *Jennie has your email or contact her at jostermiller@optionsind.org to receive needed information

Fo more information contact Jennie at jostermiller@optionsind.org or call (435) 753-5353 ext. 104.

 

        • Art Club - A relaxed group where you can work on an art project, color, paint, listen to music and just hang out. No cost. *Tylee or *Jennie       
          May 9 and June 13, 4 to 6 p.m. at OPTIONS

          ASPIRE  - Learn Independent Living Skills and more. Open to all youth with disabilities. Contact *Anna
          May 17 and June 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at OPTIONS

          Girls Group - For girls with all kinds of disabilities. Contact *Jennie or *Tylee
          May 19, DI Fashion Show, and June 14, Poppy Picnic, details TBA

          NINJA Conference - For youth with disabilities ages 16-24 to learn leadership skills and change their world.
          June 5 - 8, for previously approved applicants only

        Youth Activities - Fun opportunities to increase social participation provided. Open to all youth with disabilities. Contact *Tylee or *Jennie


        May 15, Stokes Nature Center, cost is $3


        June 2, Action Movie, Dinner & Emergency Preparedness, 5 p.m. at OPTIONSwith CIP group


        June 17, Tarzan Matinee


        June 19 - 29, (Mondays to Thursdays), Youth Summer Program, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited to 15 youth so reserve your spot quickly, cost is $40. IL skills, relationship skills, and
        much more. Includes lunch, and fun, fun, fun!

         

Contact

 

* For information on agendas, transportation, and to reserve your spot contact * Logan staff at (435) 753-5353 or ** Brigham staff at (435) 723-2171.

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING AND 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

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.

 

  • Low Vision

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

  • Be 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.

 

  • Quilters

Participants with low vision age 55+ meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.

 

  • UPVAWA (Underserved Populations Violence Against Women Act)

UPVAWA classes will cover relationships and sex education for adults with disabilities. Participants must be 18 years or older.