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 and universities attended the fair in 2016:

Beacon University
Chapel Haven, Inc. (REACH and ASAT)
College Internship Program
College of DuPage
Columbia College Chicago
Curry College
Dean College
Dominican University
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst Learning & Success Academy (ELSA)
Judson College
Landmark College
Loras College
Mansfield Hall
Middlebridge School: A Place to Belong and Become
Minnesota Life College


Mitchell College

Mount Ida College
Mount St. Joseph University
Muskingum College
Northeastern Illinois
Northern Illinois
OPTIONS Transitions to Independence
PACE at National Louis University
Sheppards College
Southern Ilinois University-Achieve
St. Ambrose University
Triton College
University of Dayton
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
University of Indianapolis
University of Iowa REACH
University of Missouri
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

The following agencies attended the fair in 2016:

AACF/Success of All Youth
Advocacy to Action
Autonomy Works-computers
Best Buddies
CISCO
College Internship Program
Community Support Services
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
From Advocacy to Action
Have Dreams
Helping Hand
JVS Chicago
Karin Grimes
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Little Friends
Marriott Foundation
Misercordia
NEXT STEPS Illinois
Oak Leyden
PACTT
Pillars
Presence Behavioral Health
Project SEARCH
Riveredge Hospital
SEASPAR
Social Theatre Counseling
The Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, and Services (AARTS) Center at Rush University Medical Center
The Estate Planning Law Group
The Eval Center
Thomas Clark Law LLC
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
UCP Seguin
Universal Technical Institute
West Suburban Special Recreation Association