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. January 5 and February 2, 7 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS. *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. January 17 and February 21 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at OPTIONS. Contact DSBVI at (800) 284-1823 for an appointment. *Royella
Independent Living (IL) Skills Classes -.(Cache & Rich Counties): Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. January 11 and February 8, 1 to 2 p.m. at OPTIONS. *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 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. January 3 and February 7, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS. *Royella
People First: A fun interactive group for people with intellectual disabilities to discuss issues and learn how to be their own best advocate. January 18 and February 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact *Anna.
Quilters: For adults age 55 and older with visual disabilities. Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need. January 11 & 25 and February 8 & 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m.. at OPTIONS.
Schedule - Youth Groups
Youth Program: OPTIONS' Youth Program is for youth with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 25. Activities provide the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun with peers! Please make sure *Jennie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or *Tylee (email@example.com) have your email so you can be made aware of additional activities and details for the Youth program.For more information contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (435) 753-5353 ext. 104.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY YOUTH PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:
- January 6 - Youth Activity, Planning Party, 6 p.m. at OPTIONS. No cost. *Jennie or *Tylee
- January 11 - Youth 'Mystery' Activity, planned by Youth on January 6. *Jennie or *Tylee
- January 17 - Youth Activity, Skiing with Common Ground, Time TBA. *Jennie or *Tylee
- January 25 - Youth Activity, Jump Zone, 6 p.m. *Jennie or *Tylee
- February 9 - Youth Activity, Rock Climbing, time TBA. *Jennie or *Tylee
- February 20, Crystal Hot Springs, 11 a.m. meet at OPTIONS. *Jennie or *Tylee
ASPIRE CLASSES (Learn Independent Living Skills and more, open to all Youth):
- January 19 - The Art of Making Friends, game & treats, 4:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. *Anna
- February 16 - 4:30 at OPTIONS. *Anna
GIRLS' GROUP (for girls with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 25):
- January and February activities are to be announced (TBA)
* For information on agendas, transportation, and to reserve your spot contact * Logan staff at (435) 753-5353 or ** Brigham staff at (435) 723-2171.
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.
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.
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.
Participants with low vision age 55+ meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.