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

Cary has a wide breadth of experience in the non-profit community. She has been involved with COCA, Hope Happens and the Garden Club of St. Louis. Cary specializes in networking and fundraising to support the organizations she cares about. She is excited to promote awareness of Pathways and help us reach our goal of doubling the number […]

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Pathways Welcomes New Board Member

Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s in Higher Education and worked for more than a decade assisting college students with social-emotional development, community integration and general life skills. She is currently working on a law degree at St. Louis University and is eager to apply her legal knowledge in service to Pathways and […]

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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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