Mission

Is to empower students with learning disabilities and differences to recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lives.

1994–1999: Planting Seeds

In 1994, recognizing a pressing need for post-high school training for students with developmental disorders, Brehm Preparatory School planted the first seeds of what would become OPTIONS Transitions to Independence.

1999–2008: Expanding Outward

Moving away from the Brehm main campus, OPTIONS found its new home in downtown Carbondale’s historic Bening Building.

2008–Present: OPTIONS in Full Bloom

While at Lewis Lane, OPTIONS reached its full capacity, thanks to a generous giving incentive, we built our current state-of-the-art facility at 900 South Brehm Lane.

1994–1999: Planting Seeds

In 1994, recognizing a pressing need for post-high school training for students with developmental disorders, Brehm Preparatory School planted the first seeds of what would become OPTIONS Transitions to Independence.
Call to Action: Explore the Beginnings: Download Our 1994–1999 Milestones PDF

1999–2008: Expanding Outward

Moving away from the Brehm main campus, OPTIONS found its new home in downtown Carbondale’s historic Bening Building.

2008–Present: OPTIONS in Full Bloom

While at Lewis Lane, OPTIONS reached its full capacity; thanks to a generous giving incentive, we built our current state-of-the-art facility at 900 South Brehm Lane.