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, and  Alternative Education Programs will be attending the fair in 2017:

Albion College
Chapel Haven, Inc (REACH and ASAT)
College Internship Program
College of DuPage
College of DuPage COACH Program
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Wisconsin
Dean College
DePaul University
Dominican University
Elmhurst Learning & Success Academy (ELSA)
Illinois Institute of Technology
Judson College
Landmark College
Lincoln College
Lincoln Technical Institute
Loras College
Mansfield Hall
Mercyhurst University
Middlebridge School: A Place to Belong and Become
Minnesota Life College
Mitchell College
Morton College
Mount St. Joseph University
Muskingum College
Northeastern Illinois
Northern Illinois
OPTIONS Transitions to Independence
PACE at National Louis University
Shepherds College
Universal Technical Institute
Southern Illinois University-Achieve
University of Colorado
University of Illinois of Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
University of Indianapolis
University of Iowa REACH
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Western Illinois University
Western Michigan University

The following agencies will be attending the fair in 2017:

Autonomy Works
Best Buddies
Beyond Akeela
Cherubim Developmental Training Program
College Internship Program
Community Support Services
Connection of Friends
Department of Human Services/ Department of Rehabilitation Services
Easter Seals DuPage
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Family Aligned, LLC
Family Benefit Solutions
GiGi’s Playhouse
Helping Hand
Karen Grimes
Life’s Plan
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Little Friends
Meridian Health Plan
Marriott Foundation
Oak Leyden
Opportunity Knocks
Options for College Success
Parents Alliance Employment Project
Protected Tomorrows
Ray Graham
SIBS Network
Social Theatre Counseling
Special Camps
Supported Housing
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
Trumpet Behavioral Health
Turning Point Autism Foundation
UCP Seguin
West Suburban Recreation Association
Workforce Development Program Manager