I would like to say “Thank You” to you and your staff for the work and help that you provided to our son. I would say that there was a certain amount of uncertainty when we dropped him off. Over the last 2 years, there has been a change for the better and our son is a different person than when he first started. That is attributed to the work that you and your staff has done. You have helped to integrate certain building blocks which have formed the base for continued growth. Our son is a better person for the influence that you and your staff have provided. You have also helped his parents with tools to work with moving forward. Thank You does not cover it, but THANK YOU! Thank you for your caring, your teaching, your mentoring and your passion. There is no higher calling than helping others, and you do that admirably.
— -Mike Peterson, former student's father
— -Kylie J, former student
If it wasn’t for Options, I wouldn’t have graduated from Oakton [Community College].
— -Garrett S, current student now on career path
Your help and support throughout our daughter’s first year in the program has been invaluable! We will be forever grateful for all that you have done for her, in particular you were instrumental in helping her to get the job at the Hilton Garden Inn, which she has really enjoyed.”
— -Sarah M, mother of current student
Options has helped me feel more calm. I have learned to communicate properly, and learned new ways of studying for my classes. Come to Options and they will teach you anything you want to learn.

— -Henry T, former student
Options has very helpful staff. I got through college with Options, I got my job with Options’ help, and I am more independent with my finance and independent living skills. If it wasn’t for Options, I wouldn’t be able to do that. They really helped me be independent.
— -Julia H, transition student
During my time at Options for College Success, I learned how to live independently and on my own, as well as taking personal responsibility for my life and using public transportation to get to school. I enjoy the friendly people at Options; they were a tremendous help for me and made me grow both academically and personally.
— -Alex T, former student (graduated from SIU in December of 2018 with a major in Cinema and Photography)