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.

Fall Education Series: Guest speakers on topics ranging from healthy relationships, money management, becoming your full self and more. Open to anyone interested.

Participation is $15 per person which includes transportation and light refreshments. Please sign up in advance. Contact *Anna

   Every Tuesday beginning Oct. 2 thru Oct. 30, 5 to 7 p.m.

 

     

    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

        September 4 - (Independent Living Class) and October 3 - (CIP Activity), 6  to 8 p.m. at OPTIONS.

     

    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

     

       September 28 - Make a fall craft. Bring your favorite treat to share. 6 to 8:30 p.m. $5 cost for craft supplies.

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

     

    Therapy: Individual and group therapy is available for people with disabilities.  Contact *Gaby, OPTIONS' Therapist at (435) 753-5353 ext. 103 or gaby@capsa.org for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

     

     

    Low Vision Activities˜


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

                                                                                               
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.


    September 19 and October 16 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OPTIONS in Logan. September 20, at Dr. Lewis' office, 990 Medical Drive #G13, in Brigham City.

 

 

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.


     September 4 - 10 to 11:30 a.m. at OPTIONS in Logan. October 2 - 10 to 11:30 at Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence at USU.

 

 

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


    September 12 & 26 and October 10 & 24 -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 -

              September 11 and October 2 - 4 to 6 p.m. Meet at the Jump the Moon Art Studio, 553 North Main, Logan.

           

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

        •    September 11 and October 9 - 4 to 5 p.m. at OPTIONS.

            Girls Group

                September 14 - Just Dance PJ Party. 6 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS.

             

            • Health Relationships and Sexuality Class for Young Adults - Learn disability specific comprehensive sexual education and relationship skills for young adults ages 14 to 30. Taught by certified sexuality educators. Food will be served. Contact *Jennie

            •    September 5, 12, 19 and 26 - 6 to 9 p.m. at OPTIONS.

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

                •   October 10 - Mini Golf at Willows Golf Park. 7 p.m. Cost is $6.

                •   October  15 - Adams Family play at Four Seasons. 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $12.

      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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