Options for College Success provides services and support to fill the gap for individuals with learning challenges and disabilities aging out of the school system and launching into their next journey. These individuals stop receiving services through the state between 18 and 22 years of age. Where do they go next?
These individuals may not be ready for post-secondary schooling nor have the skills to be employed. Employment rates for those with disabilities are very low, and educational attainment is essential to the success of young adults with disabilities because the jobs of the future require technical training and education. Based on the 2017 Disability Statistics Annual Report from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics, in the U.S. 35.9% of individuals aged 18-64 with disabilities were employed versus 76.6% of those without a disability.
At our organization, we customize an individual’s plan based on where they currently are at in development and what goals they look to achieve. We fill the gaps with hands on, one on one support to provide them with the opportunity to live a healthy, productive and independent life.
Please donate to Options for College Success on this day and as we move into the holiday season. We want to improve and expand our programming to fit the increasing needs of the population we work with. Your gift, no matter the size, will directly impact the success of our students.
Please visit www.optionsforcollegesuccess.org and click on our donate button at the bottom of the page or send a check payable to Options for College Success.
Options for College Success
1515 maple Ave. Suite 190
Evanston, IL 60201