Pathways to Independence

UPDATED: April 29, 2020

Pathways to Independence (PTI) supports the development of skills that positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities who seek greater independence and social success.

PTI serves individuals ages 16+ (16-21 Young Adult program, 18+ traditional program). Participants must have a documented disability (typically a learning disability, Autism, etc), and must be comfortable and successful in a 1:10 staff to participant ratio.

PTI's traditional programming provides targeted skill building to enhance social skills and assist participants in building strong and lasting personal relationships. This is done primarily through Social Growth (supported group recreational opportunities like dining out, game nights, cooking club, community festivals, etc), Social Focus (participant-planned social opportunities), and Social College (discussion-based classes focusing on specific skill development). We also offer some 1:1 coaching, family programming and support, and a new program for Young Adults that seeks to support this age group as they transition out of high school and into the world of adult services.

We are more than a recreation-based program; we are uniquely focused on developing social, interpersonal and other soft skills in individuals with complex cognitive disabilities to help them overcome personal and professional challenges. Behind everything we do, every interaction, we are building skills that open up new possibilities and pave the way to independence. Through these experiences and interactions, participants gain confidence, empowering them in all aspects of life, from their personal lives to their professional aspirations.

  • Languages:
  • English
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Pathways to Independence
200 S. Hanley Rd. Ste 103
Clayton, MO 63105
United States






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