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.

 


OPTIONS offers a variety of resources and services to help with vision loss. For more information on OPTIONS' Low Vision Program. Contact *Royella

                                                                                               
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.
   March 20 and April 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS.

 

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.
 March 6 and April 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS.

 

Quilters: For adults age 55 and older with visual disabilities. Learn modified quilting techniques and make quilts for those in need.
 March 14 & 28 and April 25, 10 a.m. to 12, noon at OPTIONS.

 

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

           March 13 and April 17, 4 to 6 p.m. at Jump the Moon Art Studio, 553 North Main, Logan.

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

           March 14 and April 18, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at OPTIONS.

        • Sex Education for Young Adults  - Comprehensive Sex Education and Relationship Skills are taught by certified Sex Educators. Information is disability specific. Contact *Jennie

         March 7 - Parent Night, How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex, Internet Safety and Bullying. 6 to 8 p.m. at OPTIONS. Dinner will be provided.

         March 21 & 28 and April 4 - Sex Education for young adults with disabilities. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at OPTIONS. Dinner will be provided.

         

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

        • March 9 - Movie Night, Thor Ragnarok. 7 p.m. at OPTIONS. Bring a treat to share, no cost.

        • March 14 - Safe Date Night at the Fun Park, 225 E 1770 N, Logan. Sponsored by CAPSA. Details TBA.

        • March 19 - Quidditch. Details TBA.

        • March 27 - Jump Zone, 1510 N 200 W, Logan. 6 to 8 p.m. $12.

        • April 20 - Nerd Night. 6 p.m. at OPTIONS. No cost.

        • April 26 - Karaoke at Pizza Pie Cafe, 25 E 1400 N, Logan at 8:30 p.m.

Contact

 

For information on agendas, transportation, and to reserve your spot contact * Logan staff at (435) 753-5353 or ** Brigham staff 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. 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 low vision age 55+ meet to learn new adaptive skills for quilting. Completed quilts are donated to charitable organizations.

 

  • 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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