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OPTIONS Transitions to Independence (formerly OPTIONS Program at Brehm)

OPTIONS Transitions to Independence (formerly OPTIONS Program at Brehm)
OPTIONS Transitions to Independence (formerly OPTIONS Program at Brehm)
101 S. Lewis Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901
Program Contact Char Reed
Phone 618.549.4201

OPTIONS Transitions to Independence (formerly called OPTIONS Program at Brehm) is a comprehensive transitional program that guides young adult students with learning disabilities into independent adulthood and helps them recognize and optimize their full potential. Our students are typically ages 18 to 25 with a primary diagnosis of a learning disability (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many have multiple diagnoses that may include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, social skills deficits, non-verbal learning disabilities, executive functioning issues, auditory processing disorder, processing speed deficits and expressive and/or receptive language disorders. OPTIONS understands that the combined effects of these difficulties impacts every facet of life; we provide instruction as well as behavioral and emotional support to help students contend with age-appropriate expectations and relationships.

Public or private: Private
Type of school:

comprehensive transitional program, not an accredited institute of higher education.

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-25
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Last updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:28