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. November 3, IEP Training from the Utah Parent Center (see page 4), and December 1, 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 November 22 or December 20, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at OPTIONS, 106 East 1120 North, Logan.
Independent Living (IL) Skills and Cooking Classes -.(Cache & Rich Counties): Learn skills to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. November 9 and December 7, 1 to 2 p.m. 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: 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. November 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at OPTIONS and December 6, Christmas Party - more info To Be Announced (TBA).
People First: A fun interactive group for people with intellectual disabilities to discuss issues and learn how to be their own best advocate. November 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Movie night at OPTIONS. Bring your favorite treat to share. December 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Game night at OPTIONS. Contact *Anna.
Quilters: Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for others, November 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at OPTIONS. December 14, Christmas party & deliver quilts. More info TBA.
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 have fun with peers! For more information contact Jennie at email@example.com or call (435) 753-5353 ext. 104.For more information contact Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (435) 753-5353 ext. 104.
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER YOUTH PROGRAM ACTIVITIES:
- November 18 - USU Physics Show. 6:30 p.m. meet at OPTIONS. No cost.
- December 3 - Super Saturday, Christmas Craft Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (all day) at OPTIONS. Crafts & Prices to be announced.
- December 9 - Movie Night, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. More details to follow.
Other Youth activities are still being scheduled so make sure Jennie has your email so you can be kept up to date!
ASPIRE CLASSES (Learn Independent Living Skills and more, open to all Youth):
- November 15 - Science of Making Friends, Part 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at OPTIONS.
- December - No group meeting.
GIRLS' GROUP (for girls with all kinds of disabilities, ages 12 to 25):
- November 10 - Fall Fashion Show and Dinner. 6 to 9 p.m. $5 for Fashion Show and dinner prices will vary.
- December - No group meeting.
* 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.
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 disabilities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.