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Some of our adult members enjoyed a recent trip to Safari Land.

PACTT residents and team members celebrated the latest 3-day weekend with a bowling extravaganza!

We celebrate #DSPappreciationweek!

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There's nothing like a beach-side summer picnic!

BBQ time!

Exploring the Garfield Park Conservatory

Cosmic bowling!

We had a busy Spring Break - Jump Zone, movies (Sherlock Gnomes!), and ice cream treats were just a few of our fun adventures:

Easter fun!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy New Year!

It might be cold outside, but we're enjoying winter break! 

Special thanks to volunteers from the Elmwood Park Key Club (a branch of the local Kiwanis Club), who helped decorate our Elmwood Park Group Home for the holidays.The Key Club is comprised of students from Elmwood Park High School and Guerin Prep. They put up lights outside the home, as well as a new beautiful tree inside the house!


Autumn adventures in the corn maze

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Chilling out with the new lights in the sensory space at Estes ...

The Pumpkin Patch Festival in Bridgeview was a ton of fun! 

PACTT participants show off their skills at Sonic Bowling.

Cruisin' during our August break ... 

Taking in the classics at the Art Institute of Chicago ...

Staying cool at the Botanic Garden ... 


We had a busy Spring Break!

There was Bowling ... 

And Jump Zone ...

Egg coloring, of course:

We volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository:

We checked out the Field Museum:

We enjoyed the weather and hung out with our friends:

Winter break fun at Sky Zone!

Did you vote? We did! Here are our proud voters, prepping their early ballots:

Memorial Day fun in Oak Park!

We celebrate big things, little things, and most importantly - birthdays!

Our Harvey crew had a bouncing good time at Jump Zone over Spring Break!

Spring Break fun in the sun:

It's another beautiful day in Oak Park!

We love our Oak Park community for all sorts of reasons - including the parks and playgrounds:

Dreaming of warmer days -- Throwback to summer fun with our OP crew at the Botanic Garden and Splash Pad:

PACTT Participants took in an Oak Park River Forest HS basketball game during their 3-day weekend:

Winter Break fun included trips to Schaumburg's Water Works and the Lincoln Park Zoo:

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Residential applicants must - in the opinion of the Admissions Committee - meet all the eligibility criteria for acceptance:

  • Formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • The individual’s personality and personal preferences, likes and dislikes, abilities, gender, behaviors, level of need, etc. must appear to be a good match with the other individuals in the program.

  • The individual must be fully ambulatory and not have medical or other care need(s) that exceeds the ability of the agency to provide.

  • The individual’s ability to function in a safe manner, (i.e., does not endanger his/her safety or the safety of others) must not exceed the agency’s ability to provide care.

  • If applicable, the individual’s guardian must give informed consent to receive services and participate in habilitative programs.

  • The individual’s guardian must agree to participate in the development of the Individual Service Plan and/or Individual Educational Plan.

  • The individual must have appropriate funding by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois State Board of Education, and/or another public or private funding source.

  • Certain agency buildings and programs have additional restrictions set by funders, accreditors, and/or the agency that must also be met.