Support PACTT


Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who helped to make the 14th Annual Work of Heart a success. More than 330 people attended the gala at the Palmer House on March 7, raising much needed funds for PACTT programs and our participants. We couldn’t do what we do without your generous support!

For more information on how you can support PACTT, please contact:
Terry Herbstritt
Development Office
773-338-9102 x2424

Designate PACTT as your charity, shop at, and everybody wins!


Send us your Boxtops! PACTT gets 10 cents for each one!

Designate PACTT as your Target REDcard school, and PACTT gets 1% of all your purchases.


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Join the PACTT Team!

To express interest in joining the PACTT team, please forward your resume and cover letter via email to PACTT's human resources department (, or fax to 773.338.9103. No phone calls, please.

Current Openings:

School & Transition Programs 

  • No Current Openings.

Residential Programs

  • Direct Service Professional / DSP (Oak Park, Elmwood Park) Full-Time and Part-Time: PACTT's Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide assistance to individuals with autism in a fully integrated habilitative program in a community residential setting. DSPs provide a supportive and nurturing environment for residents in their home and community. PACTT DSPs implement specialized programs in areas of communication, socialization and behavior management. Other tasks include assisting with and teaching independent living skills, taking participants to various community activities, and enhancing participant’s leisure skills. Work hours require availability on evenings and weekends.

Adult Vocational Program

  • Job Coach /DSP (Oak Park & Chicago-Rogers Park) Full-time (RP) and Part-time (OP). PACTT job coaches workone-on-one with individuals to build vocational skills, learn job-specific duties and thrive in a community employment setting. The job coach accompanies the individuals to their work sites and helps with on the job vocational tasks. In addition, while the participant is not at a job site the job coach assists in building job specific skills at a workshop. The vocational program works in conjunction with PACTT Learning Center's school and transition programs to ensure the individuals have full lives in the community. 

For Volunteer Opportunities at PACTT, please click here.

PACTT is an equal-opportunity employer.