Providing growth opportunities for participants with disabilities across the greater St. Louis region.

At Pathways to Independence, we serve a variety of ages from those transitioning into adulthood to adults and seniors looking to build community. We also serve individuals with a wide range of cognitive disabilities such as autism level 1, learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, AD(H)D, borderline intellectual functioning, written and expressive disorders, and brain injuries.

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Explore to Experience
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Michael: Plan to Prosper

“When I joined Pathways, I was going to events to try to get to know people and try to make those connections. I wanted to gain confidence to get together with people outside of Pathways and with small groups. I’m doing that now.”

Who we serve


Young Adults

We help young adults gain the skills necessary to transition into adult and professional life and provide social opportunities to practice those skills while building a safe, supportive community.

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We help adults gain the skills necessary to thrive in community, social and professional settings along with providing social opportunities to practice those skills and build meaningful relationships.

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All of our services

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    Social Growth

    Social Growth focuses on increasing positive social experiences, expanding social circles, elevating self-confidence and improving self-esteem through supported leisure programming.

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    Social Focus

    Social Focus offers participant-led small group interactions with staff support for planning and execution.

  • Community Connections

    Providing support to participants to join and maintain membership of an existing community group.

  • Social College

    Social College is a series of discussions and activities focusing on participant-identified social topics.

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    GAP Services

    GAP Services consist of 1:1 training on social and related topics that impact the lives of participants.

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