Since 1987, Pathways to Independence (PTI) has been helping adults with complex learning disabilities, specific forms of autism and associated disorders that impact their social abilities. Our innovative programming supports clients as they discover new levels of confidence while connecting with friends and their communities. We help our participants set goals and challenge themselves to reach for their full potential.

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Join us for our Open House at Inspiration Point on Give STL Day, May 3 from 12-7 p.m. or click the icon below to donate on this special day of giving!

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The Social Focus program is our most individualized learning experience because we begin with the client’s specific goals and then build instructional strategies around them.

Social College features multi-session group education events, inspired by challenges that our clients frequently face, that provide the opportunity to fine tune their skills in a supportive environment. New courses recently announced!

The Social Growth program gives our clients the opportunity to see their community in exciting new ways while building their network of social supports. A monthly calendar of nearly 20 opportunities and adventures each month awaits.

Pathways to Independence (PTI) relies upon the generous support of the public to fund our operations. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Christy Embraces her Asperger’s Diagnosis
Christy (front, right) at a PTI small group event Christy has the somewhat unique experience of being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), a form of autism, in her 30’s. She says the diagnosis has “empowered me to


May 14

BIS Washers Tournament Benefiting PTI
Learn more about the BIS Washers Tournament befitting Pathways to Independence. When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Diversion Sports, 2851 Barrett Station Rd., Ballwin, MO 63021 Cost/Admission: -Early bird: $50 for

May 03

Give STL Day Open House!
Join PTI for a Cinco de Mayo-themed open house and explore our new Inspiration Point space on Give STL Day on May 3, 2016!  There will be laptops set up for everyone to donate on this special day of online giving