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2017 Options Fair – Program Book

The Options Fair was established to offer students with special needs and their families an opportunity to meet with colleges and universities as well as agencies that can provide services after high school.

The Options Fair offers students with special needs an opportunity to meet with colleges, universities,  adult services agencies, and other organizations.  The post-secondary schools will be represented by staff from their organization and available to provide details regarding the programs and services available.

For further information, please contact a representative from your local high school.

The following colleges & universities attended the Options Fair in 2017


College of Dupage

Columbia College Chicago

Concordia University-Chicago

Dean College

DePaul University

Dominican University

Landmark College

Lincoln College

Lincoln Technical Institute

Loras College

Mitchell College

Morton College

Mount St. Joseph University

Muskingum University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University

Universal Technical Institute

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Dayton

University of Illinois, Champaign

University of Illinois, Springfield

University of Indianapolis- BUILD

University of Indianapolis

University of Iowa

University of Wisconsin- Madison

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

Univ of Wisconsin, Whitewater

The Western Illinois University

Western Michigan University

The following college experience programs attended the Options Fair in 2017:

Chapel Haven, Inc.

College of Charleston- REACH Program

College of Dupage COACH program

College Internship Program

Concordia University Wisconsin

Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA)

Judson University

Mansfield Hall

Middlebridge School

Minnesota Life college

OPTIONS Transitions

PACE at National Louis Univ

Shepherds College

University of Iowa -Reach Program

The following agencies attended the Options Fair in 2017:

AARTS Center at Rush Univ. Medical Center

Achieving Independence and Mobility

Arts of Life


Autonomy Works

Benefit Boost

Best Buddies Citizens

Best Buddies- Jobs

Beyond Akeela

CARD- Center for Autism & Related Disabilities


Cherubim Developmental Training Program

Community Support Services

Connection of Friends

CSH Supportive Housing

DayOne Pact, Inc

DEI- Disability Employment Initiative

Division of Rehab Services (DRS)

Easter Seals of Dupage

EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community

Epilepsy Foundation

The Estate Planning Law Group

The Eval Center

Family Aligned, LLC

Family Benefit Solutions

GiGi Playhouse

Helping Hand

ICASH: Illinois State Treasurer


Jobs for Dyslexics, Inc.

Karin M. Grimes, LCSW

Life’s Plan

Lindamood Bell Learning Processes

Little Friends- Spectrum

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

Meridian Health Plan


Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

Options for College Success

Parents Alliance Employment Project



Protected Tomorrows

Ray Graham

Riveredge Hospital


SIBS Network

Social Theatre at CORE Connection

Special Camps

Thomas Clark Law LLC

Trumpet Behavioral Health

Turning Pointe Autism Foundations

UCP Seguin Services

Western DuPage Special Rec Assoc.