PACTT School: December News
Tidbits, info, & other goings-on from PACTT Learning Center
Warm holiday wishes from our school to yours!
Since you share your students with us, I thought it only fair that we share them back - with something more than a progress report or report card. So, once you get through the frenzy of this last week of school, I hope you can sit back with a cup of cocoa and enjoy this first installment ...
School & Transition Programs
PACTT Learning Center
Ask the Transition Specialist
Transition Planning can be overwhelming, at best. So, in order to give our parents one more way to get the information they need, PACTT's transition specialist, Lauren Mucha, and I hosted an online "Ask the Transition Specialist" chat last month. We were excited at the participation we had and the thoughful questions asked, and are looking forward to future information-sharing opportunities.
Interning at PACTT: A one-of-a-kind learning experience
We had the honor of hosting 10 interns at PACTT this semester, from five different local colleges & universities, and across four educational areas. PACTT offers university interns a unique opportunity to experience the therapeutic day environment, to interact with a range of students on the autism spectrum, and to learn from a diverse team of professionals.
Interns joined us from ...
- Art Institute of Chicago - Art Therapy
- Loyola University Chicago - Psychology
- University of Illinois at Chicago - Education
- Wright College - Occupational Therapy
- Rush University - Occupational Therapy
Jalena Sidler, one of our Occupational Therapy interns wrote an insightful reflection on her experience after this semester in our classrooms:
"I know that as an occupational therapy assistant, I will set limits for many of my future students, clients, or patients and I now understand that I can either set limits that I think they can meet or I can push them past limits that they thought they would never meet. I can take what I have learned from every wonderful person on staff at PACTT and truly dedicate myself to helping that one person be better, hold them to high standards and never think 'wow, this person can’t possibly do this.'"
Read the rest of Jalena's reflection on the Principal's Desk blog HERE.
Turkey and Fixin's -- PACTT's annual Thanksgiving Family Feast
Thanks for reading!
We do have some openings in our school program for the spring semester, so if you have a student who would benefit from joining us, contact me at the phone or email below.
Until then, I hope you are all able take some time to enjoy a much-deserved holiday break!