Our Missionis to empower students with complex learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lifetime
by fostering a family environment where the educational, social,
health, wellness, and emotional needs of each student
are addressed through a focused, holistic program
through a partnership among students, administration,
faculty, staff, parents, the board, alumni, researchers
and the professional community.
To accomplish this mission, OPTIONS places high value on:
- Strategies for interactive problem-solving
- Ongoing, open communication
- Staff development
- Continuous improvement
- Financial stability
- A safe environment
- Holistic programming
What are Complex Learning Disabilities?
OPTIONS recognizes the combined effects of learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), language-based processing issues, executive function issues and the social and psychological implications of not being successful in an academic environment.
OPTIONS offers direct interventions for students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger’s Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD), Communication Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Processing and Memory Deficits, Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety, and Specific Learning Disability, which is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia.
OPTIONS also provides interventions requiring behavioral and emotional support as it relates to academic issues.