Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 12, 2016
UILC provides services for those with disabilities

The Utah Independent Living Center has been helping people with disabilities for more than 30 years.

The UILC is proud of all of the services it has provided to those with physical and intellectual disabilities to become more independent in their homes, work, and communities.

There has been an outreach branch here in Tooele for more than 13 years. The Utah Independent Living Center has been involved in our local community helping others gain independence and acceptance.

The Tooele program has two parts. Cheri, a life skills trainer in the Education Enhancement Program, works with high school students and with young adults. The adult program works with the community, families and adults.

Together, they work to find the support, programs, and information needed to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

There are many exciting opportunities for Tooele County residents. The Tooele branch is offering its fourth summer program for teens. Teens from all over the county will be learning life skills such as safety, easy cooking ideas and hygiene. They will also be learning to grocery shop, budget, and plan. You might even find them out bowling or going to the movies.

For adults age 18-28, the UILC offers a young adult class. This class is held September-May every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Throughout the month, the group learns about independent living skills, have a cooking class, and a craft day.

Camp Discover is being held for its seventh year. This is a day camp for teens age 14 through young adults age 30 who have a disability. Camp Discover allows teens/young adults with and without disabilities to spend two days enjoying the outdoors, playing games, making crafts, making new friends and having the best time of their life. This year’s theme is superheroes. Camp Discover will be held on July 18-19 at Ophir Campground. This amazing event will be the highlight of the summer.

The UILC is most excited for its newest program. The UILC will offer a summer community outing. Adults age 18 and older have an opportunity to explore their surroundings through extended 4-hour-plus outings. This program will be held all summer long on Wednesdays. This service is to help adults stay active in the community and will help the community understand people with disabilities.

The UILC would like to offer our services to anyone with a disability. If you want more information on any of these programs or need any other services, please call (435) 843-7353. The office is located at 42 S. Main St. in Tooele, across from the food bank alley.

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