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

Give STL Day - May 6th!

We are very excited to have generous matching gifts again this year, doubling each donation – up to $7500!  If you would like to encourage friends and family to give to Pathways for this event – consider posting a personal fundraiser on Facebook or promote via email.   Contact liz@ptistl.org for more information and assistance.  Early Giving […]

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Pathways Welcomes New Board Member, Keith Jacob

Keith Jacob founded and ran a full-service staffing company in St. Louis for the past 24 years.  His newest entrepreneurial venture is FocalPoint Business Coaching and Training.  Keith currently sits on the board of the Missouri Merchants and Manufacturing Association and the Alumni Board for the Entrpreneur’s Organization – St. louis Chapter.  He is also […]

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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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