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.

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

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

 

Munch n' Mingle: Enjoy yummy munchies and fun socializing while learning to become more independent. Open to people with all kinds of disabilities. Contact *Anna

    November 7,  6  to 7:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. No December meeting.

 

People First: A fun interactive group for people with intellectual disabilities to discuss issues and learn how to be their own best advocate. Contact *Anna

   October 26 - Movie night. Bring your favorite treat to share. 6 to 8:30 p.m.

                                                                                               
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.


    November 20 and December 18 - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS in Logan.

    December 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS in Brigham, 118 E 100 N, Brigham.

 

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.


     November  6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and December 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Christmas Celebration!

 

 

Quilters: Open to anyone with a disability who would like to learn modified quilting techniques. Quilts are tied and given to those in need.


    October 24, November 7 & 21 and December 5, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at OPTIONS. December 19, 10 a.m. preparing for Secret Santa to deliver quilts & lunch at Chuck A Rama.

 

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.

        • Art Club - A relaxed group where you can work on an art project, color, paint, listen to music and just hang out. No cost. Contact *Tylee -

              November 13  and December 11 - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meet at Jump the Moon Art Studio, 553 North Main, Logan. No cost.

           

        • ASPIRE  - Learn Independent Living Skills and more. Open to all youth with disabilities. Contact *Anna

        •    November 14 , 5 to 6 p.m. at OPTIONS. No December meeting.

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

                •   November 9 - USU Hockey at Eccles Ice Rink. 7 p.m. Cost is $7.

                  •   November 16 - USU Physics Dept. Demo Show. Meet at OPTIONS at 6:30 p.m. No cost.

                  •   December 1 - Super Saturday Crafts for Christmas. 1 to 4 p.m. at OPTIONS. Craft costs vary. Family & friends are welcome to participate.

                  December 14 - Christmas Movie Activity, Fantastic Beasts.Time to be announced.

                 

      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.

       

      • 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 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.

       

      • 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 all kinds of disaiblities meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations and anyone in need.

       

      • Sex Education for Young Adults

      Comprehensive sex education and relationship skills are taught by certified sex educations. Information is disability specific.

       

      • Therapy

      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.

       

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