Options for Independence

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

A supportive environment and education is essential in promoting independence.

Group and individual assistance is available to help individuals be more effective when facing the challenges of living independently with a disability.

   Appointments can be scheduled in your home or OPTIONS' Brigham office.

 

                                                                                               
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 or Marty at (435) 753-5353 for an appointment.

    Tuesday, March 16 and Tuesday, April 20. By appointment only at OPTIONS in Logan.

 

    Thursday, April 15 at Dr. Turner's' Office, 990 Medical Drive #G13, in Brigham. Must be a patient of Dr. Turner's to participate. Contact *Marty

  

Low Vision Support Group: For adults age 55 and older who have visual disabilities.. Topics include education, resources and new technology for those with vision loss and blindness. Community access, independent living skills, discussion on issues that are of concern and problem solving techniques are also part of the group.

    Tuesdays, March 9 & 23 and Tuesdays, April 13 & 27, 10 a.m. to 12, noon. Topics TBA, groups will either be held In-Person or through Zoom depending on COVID.

 

 

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!

 

All March and April activities for the Youth Program are announced as they are scheduled through emails and/or OPTIONS' main facebook page. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Sheri at (435) 753-5353 ext. 106 or sstevens@optionsind.org for information on upcoming activities or the Youth Program in general.

 

SIGN UP FOR ALL YOUTH ACTIVITIES MUST BE DONE WITH SHERI, 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE - THIS INCLUDES ZOOM/VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES IN ORDER FOR NEEDED SUPPLIES TO BE DELIVERED TO YOU AT HOME.

DUE TO COVID 19, THE YOUTH ACTIVITY SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

ACTIVITIES, TIMES AND DATES MAY CHANGE TO ENABLE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Contact

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

 

Independent Living and Support Groups - Descriptions

 

The following information/support groups are currently available through OPTIONS for Independence. Participation is open to residents of Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties.

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 or in a group setting. Receive support and training on resources available in the community from those who have "been there; done that" and want to share with others.

Individual or group behavioral therapy is available for individuals with disabilities age 18 and over to work through issues like anxiety, depression, being overwhelmed, etc.

A program to assist people with all kinds of health and life challenges to feel better and stay better.

 

An interactive group for women with disablities who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Therapy, education and support is provided to assist.