PACTT's School Programs

tumblr_mjco89cUVY1rkz363o1_1280.jpg

Personalized, student-centered planning

  • PACTT’s Therapeutic Day School provides individualized educational, behavioral, social and communication supports to students with autism, age 10-22.

  • Our low staff-student ratio and small class sizes allow for regular small group and individual instruction.

  • Related services (Speech, OT, Social Work) are integrated into our classroom and community experiences

  • Special Education Teachers work with students and families to develop individualized communication and behavior supports.
tumblr_mlsetsKySj1rkz363o4_1280.jpg

research-based + eclectic approach = individualized teaching

  • One-size-fits-all curriculum simply doesn’t work. At PACTT, we create a teaching program that uses a variety of research-based practices to meet the unique needs of each individual student.

  • PACTT’s curriculum includes: Functional Academics, tied to the Illinois State Standards and Common Core; Daily Living Skills; Social and Communication Skills; Pre-Vocational Skills and Vocational Training
BE_JG.png

Community-Integrated Learning

  • Students of all ages participate in regular community experiences - from stores and restaurants to cultural and recreation sites. In 2014-15, school classrooms visited more than 40 different community sites!

  • Community experiences give students an opportunity to generalize skills across new people and environments. 

tumblr_mqvsd7ij1c1rkz363o1_1280.jpg

planning for the future

At PACTT, we know that our students' needs don't stop when they turn 22. Our Transition Specialist and Special Education Teachers walk alongside students and families as they navigate each step of post-school planning. We coordinate with families and providers to create as seamless a transition as possible for our students, whether they are moving into PACTT's adult service model, or transitioning to another community agency.