Holistic Development | Post-Graduate Program

Empowering NEURODIVERSE Post-Secondary Students for Over 25 Years

Begin your journey toward a fulfilling, independent life with OPTIONS (Optimizing Potential Through Individualized Ongoing Nurtured Successes)—a program tailored for students with learning disabilities, attention disorders, and executive functioning deficits.


Unlocking Potential: OPTIONS offers customized classes to propel students towards their goals, providing individualized instruction and one-on-one support.

College Transition Track:

Pathway to Higher Education: Explore our partnership with John A. Logan College, opening doors to a community college curriculum in your second semester at OPTIONS.


Crafting Careers: Discover the OPTIONS Vocational Program, equipping students with the skills and resources needed for successful employment.

Speech and Language:

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Arrowsmith Program:

Unlocking Potential: Explore our unique collaboration with the Arrowsmith Program, offering transformative opportunities for students with learning disabilities.

Independent Living:

Home Away from Home: Experience comfortable living in supervised apartments near the OPTIONS Academic Building, fully furnished and packed with amenities.

Welcome to Admissions:

Unlocking Potential: Join the OPTIONS community in the heart of Southern Illinois, where academic, social, and emotional growth flourish on our expansive 100-acre campus.

A Team Approach to Independence

Meet Our Experts: Speech-Language Pathologists, Vocational Counselors, and More

Empowering Post-Graduates Towards Independence with Expert Team-Based Support at OPTIONS Transitions to Independence. Our dedicated team, including speech-language pathologists, vocational counselors, and more, gathers weekly to monitor and discuss each student’s journey toward autonomy.

We ensure consistent progress and success by addressing challenges and strategizing personalized solutions. Join OPTIONS for a collaborative approach to overcoming obstacles and achieving milestones in personal and professional development. To meet our expert staff and learn more about how they can support you or your graduate, click below

Building Comprehensive Life Skills

Whether it’s mastering time management, refining emotional coping skills, or excelling in money management, OPTIONS covers it all.

Core Areas of Focus:


Emotial Resilience

Fiscal Responsibility


Time Management

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