Application Process

OPTIONS Transitions to Independence is currently welcoming post-graduate students seeking to enhance their independence and life skills. Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, providing flexibility and continuous opportunities for applicants. We invite you to begin your journey with us by exploring our website, delving into our blog, and reviewing our admissions materials. This will give you a comprehensive understanding of the distinctive experience that OPTIONS offers, designed to empower you towards greater independence and success in your personal and professional life.

How to Apply

Complete the Admissions Inquiry Form

The admissions process begins with filling out our online Admissions Inquiry Form, which helps us get to know you and your family better and to ensure that Brehm is the right fit for your child.

Send Necessary Documents

Send us your child’s current (within three years) neuropsychological evaluation along with supporting documents such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan (if applicable) via email or fax.

Schedule a Conversation

After reviewing your completed Pre-Admission Questionnaire we’ll contact you to set up a call with a member of our Admissions team. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.

Complete the Application Form

Our Admissions team will send a link to our online Application Form.

Submitting Your Application

Submit the application along with a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

Schedule a Campus Tour

After receiving your application, our admissions office will contact you to schedule a campus tour.

Schedule a Personal Interview

Interviews must be completed prior to the admission decision.

Questions and Support

At any point in the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to our director of Admissions for any questions and support throughout the application process.

Stephanie Wilson, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Stephanie Wilson, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Director of Admissions

Phone: (618) 457-0371
Fax: (618) 529-1248

Scope of Neurodiversity

Brehm Preparatory School is committed to empowering neurodiverse students to reach their full potential.

To evaluate if Brehm meets your child’s needs, please review the list below, which outlines the diagnoses we support.

Primary Diagnosis

Specific Learning Disabilities in reading, math, and writing. This includes Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia.


Autism Spectrum – Level 1

Twice Exceptional

Executive Functioning Disorders

Speech and Language Impairment

Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder

Memory Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

Processing Speed Deficit

Nonverbal Learning Disability

Auditory Processing Disorder

Secondary Diagnosis

Auditory Processing Disorder

Anxiety Disorder


Tourette Syndrome


Admissions Tour

After your application is received, our Admissions office will contact you to schedule personal interviews and a campus tour. During your visit, you will discover first-hand how Brehm’s unique approach empowers students with the fresh perspectives and skills to recognize their full potential.

Travel Checklist:

Schedule your travel to provide plenty of time to reach Brehm and survey the area

Make sure you bring all requested documents

Prepare your questions and keep notes

Bring your walking shoes

Wear casual comfortable clothing

After struggling with parochial school, I was diagnosed with ADD and OCD. Soon after, I began attending Brehm and OPTIONS, which helped me through community college and then Southern Illinois University. Thanks to the lessons I’ve learned from Brehm and OPTIONS, I’m only the second person in my family to graduate from college.

Fromer Student

Together, Let’s Explore if OPTIONS Is the Right Path for You and Your Graduate

Embarking on a post-graduate journey requires careful consideration for both parents and graduates.

We invite you and your graduate to engage with our team and discover how OPTIONS Transitions to Independence provides a tailored environment that promotes personal growth, independence, and career readiness. Learn about our unique approach to fostering success in the next chapter of your graduate’s life.