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OPTIONS Program at Brehm
college internship program for aspergers, ADHD, LD teens,young adults
A comprehensive transitional program for young adults with learning disabilities
in Illinois

101 South Lewis Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901

Tel: (618) 549-4201
Fax: (618) 549-9752


Over 20 years of helping young adults find independence. OPTIONS offers a College Transition Track or a Vocational Certificate of Completion track!

Discover a World of Independence

The OPTIONS Program at Brehm is a comprehensive transitional program that provides young adult students with learning differences the opportunity to recognize and optimize their full potential by shepherding them into independent adulthood.

Our students are young men and women between the ages of 18-25 with learning disabilities, dyslexia, Asperger's, nonverbal learning disorder, ADD/ADHD. They have graduated from high school, earned their GEDs, or who have chosen to defer graduation in order to participate in this empowering Program.

For over 20 years, the OPTIONS Program at Brehm has delivered comprehensive educational support services within a collegiate atmosphere that advances accomplishments while cultivating lifelong learning. As our students transition through three phases of the OPTIONS Program, they develop academically, socially and emotionally, acquiring the crucial tools necessary for independent life.

The OPTIONS Program delivers individualized social, academic, employment and life skills instruction. This life development Program emphasizes independent living, life skills, self-advocacy skills, well-rounded interpersonal skills, community linkages, employability, and career development strategies. With the help of the OPTIONS Program instructors, independent living counselors and specialized tutors our students are successfully guided through Speech and Language, core academic skills, social skills and employment readiness classes, and community-based internships.

The OPTIONS Program provides two different tracks; a college transition track with our partner, John A. Logan College, or one of our eight different vocational certificate. Both offer intensive assistance, structured supervision and supported study hours with Independent Living Counselors.

Our mission is to advance independence through optimizing our students full potential so they may lead happy independent productive lives.

Contact Admissions at (618) 549-4201, ext 1304 or email for more information.

To Learn about our school program grades 6 - 12 see the Brehm School website.

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