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


Jul 25

Hollywood Dash 2015!
  Saturday July 25, 2015 St. Charles Community College Call 314-863-0202 x4 for more information. Together with several other St. Charles service providers, PTI is participating in this one-mile dash that will unite us all: runners, walkers, rollers and

Jun 13

Pitch for Developmental disABILITIES
Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 13th 3:15pm Busch Stadium Tickets: $30, includes admission, a voucher for a hot dog and soda to be redeemed the day of the game AND a T-shirt if purchased by May