PACTT (Parents Allied with Children and Teachers for Tomorrow) is a not-for-profit agency working to serve individuals with autism and their families.

Every year PACTT and PACTT foundation honors a group or person who has made an exceptional impact on the lives of its school’s students, extended care facility’s residents, and their families. ORA® Studios is the proud recipient of this award, known as The Work of Heart Award, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with PACTT to continually serve this wonderful group of people.

PACTT Learning Center opened in 1993 as a very small school with a very big philosophy: Approach each student with autism as an individual and provide the specialized educational services needed to help each one realize his or her own potential as a participating member of a family and of society.

Today, PACTT Learning Center has grown to many times its original size. The PACTT agency now encompasses a school, group homes for children and young adults with autism, vocational services that provide job training and placement for teenagers and young adults with autism, and a new community outreach division to offer consultation and training services to schools and districts. PACTT is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.

At PACTT, their mission is to assist individuals with autism in becoming as independent as possible with the ability to integrate effectively into their homes and community. Their team of parents and professionals aspire to work together to create an educational environment that meets the needs of individuals with autism utilizing a positive intervention approach in an ever improving manner.

There are many ways – big and small – to help ensure that PACTT continues to provide much-needed services to individuals and families affected by autism:

Send donations in support of PACTT to:
PACTT Foundation
P.O. Box 492
Oak Park, IL 60303