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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Services

The Young Adult Program is designed for individuals 16-21 year old who have a disability. The participants in this program are fairly independent and are comfortable and successful in a 1:10 staff to participant ratio, but want to work on skills to be even more independent and socially successful.

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    Individual Planning

    Participants work with Pathways staff to develop a goals-based individual service plan.

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    Social Program

    This program offers social skills classes immediately followed by leisure/recreational activities to apply the newly learned skills.

Eligibility information

Learn more about whether you or your loved one is eligible to participate or for assistance based on the requirements for St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County or Jefferson County.

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Sample Events for Young Adults

List of Upcoming Events
Event Name Description Region Category Ages Timing

Book Club

Each month, a different participant will lead the discussion of that month’s book choice.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Arts & Entertainment
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Countertop Cooking

The Countertop Cooking theme for this month is Mexican food. Let staff know if you have any specific recipe ideas or requests. We will work together to cook several recipes, and then sit down to eat our creations.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Dining Out: Applebees

Join some friends for a delicious meal. There will be lots of time for conversation. Choose the dining out event in a location near you: this allows you to meet people who live in your area. You may even exchange contact information so you can visit these restaurants together again!

Event Regions: Central St. Louis County
Event Categories: Dining Out
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Following Directions / Recipes + Cooking Class

This class provides an opportunity to learn all steps involved in planning a delicious and nutritious meal. The group will be selecting meals, shopping for supplies, prepping the food, and dining together.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Dining Out, Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Young Adults
Event Timing: Weekday Evening

Game Day at the Office

Pathways has lots of board games, or you can bring your own! We’ll spend the afternoon playing some games and getting to know each other. Bring a snack to share.

Event Regions: Pathways Office
Event Categories: Sports & Games
Event Ages: Adults, Seniors
Event Timing: Weekend

Keeping the Conversation Going + Picnic Lunch

Have you ever had a conversation start off well but then fall flat? What do we do with those awkward silences? At this event, we will explore techniques for keeping a great conversation moving in the right direction. We will continue to practice these new skills over lunch.

Event Regions: North St. Louis County
Event Categories: Dining Out, Educational & Instructional
Event Ages: Young Adults
Event Timing: Weekend
Allaina

Allaina: Socialize to Succeed

Allaina has been with us for several years, participating in our programs as soon as she was eligible. Before Allaina began attending our events, her dad volunteered to make sure we offered the type of programs he knew his daughter needed to succeed. Since starting here, Allaina has thrived and dramatically improved her social skills and connections in the community.

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