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


Dr. Koos was caring and professional.

Great experience from start to finish. Dr. Koos was caring and professional, making an otherwise uncomfortable experience as pleasant at possible.

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Caitlin Marcordes

Pleasantly surprised by post-surgery follow up

It was a pleasure to have straight forward information provided and constant follow up after my surgery. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Dr. Steven Koos late at night to make sure I was having a healthy recovery. And the cherry on top of the ice cream was how updated the office was. State of the art equipment that I had no doubt I was in good hands.

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Heidi Ramirez

Great place and great staff.

Great place and great staff. I was well informed about the entire procedure and the follow up process. I also felt very at ease knowing the doctor called me later in the day and him providing me his number in case anything happens.

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Jim Morrissey

Dr. Koos is the best!

I love it here! Everyone is so kind and attentive! Dr. Koos is the best!

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Joanne Salem

They took great care of me.

I had an amazing experience. I went in scared and in pain and honestly they took great care of me. I would definitely be going back for any dental need. They are friendly and make you feel at ease.

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Katharyn Savary

Earns my trust for comfort and care

I had two implants, a sinus lift and one other procedure within the last year or so. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Koos and his staff. I was well informed about my needs and next steps. And more importantly, all went well with very little discomfort. I’m usually a little skiddish when it comes to dental surgery and any associated pain. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio earns my trust for comfort and care.

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Paul Crossey