Students with special needs and their families invited to attend Options Fair to learn about post-secondary opportunities and available services

The Options Fair was established to offer students with special needs and their families an opportunity to meet with colleges/universities, trades/certification programs, adult services agencies and other organizations.

See the event details below.

What: More than 70 vendors will be in attendance, who will provide information on the following topics.

  • College degree programs (including admissions and accommodations)

  • College experience programs for those interested in continuing their education formally after high school, with a focus on developing vocational, social, independent-living and academic skills for employment and beyond

  • Adult agencies/services that provide insight regarding accessing state funding and services, obtaining government benefits, guardianship, long-term financial planning, day programs and more

When: 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2022

  • 6:10 to 7 p.m. – College Experience Panel

  • 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. – Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Government Benefits

  • 7 to 7:50 p.m. – College accommodations (ADA vs. IDEA)

Where: Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk St. in Downers Grove

Cost: This program is free to the public.

Registration: Pre-registration isn’t required.

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