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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:

eligibility requirements

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.