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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Autism Speaks


Robert Transitions into Adulthood
Robert is a young adult moving through the transition of young adulthood.  At 21 years old, he is experiencing significant changes felt by most everyone at this age.  He has finished his secondary education; he has attended some college; he


May 30

BIS Sand Volleyball Tournament
When: Saturday, May 30th Time: 10:30 a.m. Where: Stratford Bar and Grill located at 800 South Highway Dr., Fenton, MO 63026 Cost: $30 per player, includes food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).  You must register by May

Jun 03

Dining out at Favazza’s
  Date: June 3, 2015 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