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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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 11

Give STL Day Open House!
               Join Pathways to Independence, Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis and Options for Justice for an open house on Give STL Day on Thursday, May

May 24

Dining out at Favazza’s
Date: May 24, 2017 Time: 5:00-10:00 p.m. Where: Favazza’s on the Hill located at 5201 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139 Why: 20% of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Pathways to Independence through the

Jun 10

Pitch for Developmental disABILITIES
What and Why: Pitch for Developmental disABILITIES is an event to bring awareness to the abilities of the members of our community diagnosed with a D.D.Join us for this opportunity to interact