Peer support and mentoring are important to Options. As one of five core services we provide, peer support and mentoring give persons with disabilities the opportunity to meet with other persons with a similar disability or life experience. Peer counselors provide positive role modeling, exhibit strong coping and problem-solving skills, and share the benefit of their knowledge about community resources. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for meetings, please call (815) 936-0100 or TTY (815) 936-0132 and specify which peer support meeting you would like to be involved in.

Cross Disability Peer Support Meetings

Cross Disability Peer Support meetings are held in our Iroquois County office. They are open to anyone regardless of their age or disability. This is a great way to meet new people, share personal experiences, learn about new things, and to enjoy yourself! If you are interested in attending, please contact our Independent Living Advocate, Lenda, at Options’ Iroquois county Satellite Office. She can be reached at (815) 432-1332 or TTY (815) 432-1361.

Vision Information Group

The Vision Information Group is open to individuals with low vision and individuals who are blind. A program is provided, assistive devices are demonstrated and there is a time for sharing, questions and comments. For the 2017 and 2018 meeting schedule, please call our Vision Service Advocate, Olivia, at (815) 936-0100 ext 235 or TTY (815) 936-0132.

Independent CRU Meeting

This monthly meeting is for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who have disabilities. This is a great way to meet new people, prepare for your future, and to HAVE FUN! If you are interested in joining contact our Transition Coordinator, Heather, at (815) 936-0100 ext 229 or TTY (815) 936-0132.