INFORMATION/SUPPORT AND YOUTH GROUPS
Schedule - Information/Support Groups
September Youth Program Activities:
- September 13 - Quidditch. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Meet at the Logan Rec Center. No cost, come play or cheer.
- September 18 - Acrylic Painting Class w ith Instructor Kelly Babcock. Meet at OPTIONS at 4 p.m. Cost is $5.
- September 25 - Macey's Cooking Class. Meet at Macey's Little Theatre at 6 p.m. No cost.
October Youth Program Activities:
- October 6 - I FLY. Indoor skydiving in Ogden. Meet at OPTIONS at 12:45 p.m. to travel to Ogden. Cost is $20.
- October 11 - USU Homecoming Parade. If you "love a parade" join OPTIONS in the USU Homecoming parade Saturday, October 11. Meet in front of JoAnn's Fabrics & Crafts, 190 South Main, for line up at 9:30 a.m. (No transportation will be provided by OPTIONS to and from the parade). The parade begins at 10 a.m. The parade route is approximately from 200 South to 1000 North in Logan. Please wear good shoes if you plan on walking in the parade. With enough notice arrangements can be made for manual wheelchair use and volunteers to push, or if you have a power chair/scooter you're all set. OPTIONS' van will also be available with limited seating for those who have no other way to participate in the parade (reserve your spot quickly). Some candy to pass out along the route will be provided by OPTIONS but you are encouraged to bring some of your own too.
- October 25 - Frightmares. Meet at OPTIONS at 10:15 a.m. to travel to Farmington. Cost is $35.
- October 30 - Ballet at the Eccles Theatre. Time and details to be announced. No cost.
Sign up early for these activities by contacting Jennie at (435) 753-5353 ext 104.
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, no outside observers. September 11, Caregiver Burnout, and October 9, Music Therapy, 7 to 9 p.m. at Logan Library, 255 North Main, Bonneville Room. 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. Call (800) 284-1823 for an appointment on September 16, or October 21, between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Royella.
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes: Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. September 8, (Dealing with Difficult Emotions & People), and October 13, (Self Esteem), 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.
Low Vision Support Group: September 13, Trip to Moran Eye Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and October 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m., location to be announced. Contact *Royella.
People First: People with developmental disabilities learn to advocate for themselves, increase independence and be part of the community. September 9, Fall Kickoff - Potluck & Bingo at Willow Park - (bring a side dish to share; sandwiches provided), and October 14, Bowling Night at Cache Valley Fun Park, (255 E 1770 N, Logan - $2.50 per person per game, shoe rental extra),5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact *Anna.
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need. September 24 and October 8, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location to be announced. 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. September 2, (Guest speaker, Dennis Wildman about Grief), and October 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.
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!
* 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.