Fast Track Transition

This program is for in-school youth with disabilities, aged 14-21, to assist in the transition from high school into college or a career. Funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Rehab Services.


  • Job Exploration, Career Assessments & Educational Requirements
  • Workplace Readiness & Resume Building
  • Work-Based Job shadowing, Career Speakers and Tours
  • College Exposure, Fairs and Listings
  • Self Advocacy Instruction

For more information, please contact Youth Transition Advocate, Heather Long at (815) 936-0100 ext. 229 or by email at


Independent Crusaders is a peer group for youth ages 14-24 who identify as having a disability.  This is a cross-disability group.  There is no cost to join in!  Meetings are from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at Options CIL’s Bourbonnais office conference room.  *** Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ICRU meeting are currently being held on the Zoom platform from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm every other Friday.  Please contact Youth Transition Advocate, Heather Long, at (815) 936-0100 ext. 229 or by email at