Pathways to Independence

Gather to Grow

Independence, together.

We are more than a recreation-based program. We are committed to developing social, interpersonal and communication skills in individuals with complex cognitive disabilities to help them overcome challenges and thrive.

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Who we serve

We serve individuals with a wide range of cognitive disabilities such as autism/PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, AD(H)D, borderline intellectual functioning, written and expressive disorders and developmental brain injuries.

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Support at multiple stages of life

We help individuals who come from a number of different walks of life, from students transitioning into adulthood to older adults looking to build community. To learn more about what services are offered to your age group, select from the following options.

The latest from our community

Pathways Welcomes New Board Member

Ellen Harmon is the Associate General Counsel for a global medical and emergency transport company. She has served on a variety of boards over the years.  Ellen is a member of Missouri Bar Association and currently serves as a board member for the St. Louis Audubon Society and Center for Patient Safety in addition to […]

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Virtual Trivia - Thank You!

Trivia Night is our biggest fundraiser, and the decision to go virtual this year was a little scary for everyone.  We appreciate all of you who participated, sponsored and donated allowing us to raise $13,295 to support Pathways’ mission.  These important fundraising dollars allow us to continue providing valuable programming and keep our community of  Pathways partipants connected and engaged during […]

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Making the Most of Online Interactions

Pathways to Independence continues to offer a variety of virtual events every month. Use this handout to enhance your participation in video chats.

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On average, participants achieved
83%
of their milestones towards overall goals.
On average, participants achieved
86%
of their milestones towards goals related to social communication skills.
95%
of families indicated that their participant is applying skills they’ve learned at home or in the community.
On average, participants achieved
92%
of their milestones towards goals related to functional skills.

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