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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.


The Social Focus program works with participants in approximately a 1:4 staff to participant ratio, usually two staff with eight participants.  This can include staff-planned events or participants can take the lead a plan a social activity of their own with staff support.

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.

The Social Growth program gives our clients the opportunity to see their community in exciting new ways while building their network of social supports in larger groups.

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