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Matthew Speaks on his PTI Experience

March 3rd, 2017
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Matthew giving his speech at Trivia Night   Good evening, my name is Matthew McCord, I am a participant at Pathways to Independence.  My parents are here tonight.  I want to thank them for all of
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Chris Delivers a Speech at Trivia Night

March 3rd, 2017
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Chris delivering his speech at PTI’s Trivia Night I’m Chris, a participant with Pathways to Independence.  Thank you for choosing to support this organization that has helped me so much over the years.  Before Pathways, I
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Three Years, Three Amigos

January 3rd, 2017
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(from left to right) Daniel, Chiles and Stuart Stuart, Chiles and Daniel met at Pathways to Independence (PTI) over three years ago and have only become closer over the years.  PTI has been helpful in keeping
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Ashley and Crystal: Both Skills and Friendship Blossom

December 28th, 2016
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Crystal and Ashley met many years ago, long before they joined PTI as participants.  The met briefly and then when Ashley’s mother broke her ankle and needed help, Crystal and her family had just moved in across the hall and
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Center for Hearing & Speech and PTI: A Social College Partnership

October 11th, 2016
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PTI’s Social College derived from the Conversation 101 classes that were a staple of the Social Growth program for many years. During the 2013 review of PTI’s strategic plan, it was decided to create the Social College program. Later, PTI
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Mindfulness Programs to be Expanded through PTI and St. Louis Arc CONNECT Partnership

October 11th, 2016
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PTI began to offer Yoga and Relaxation classes in November of 2015 in order to offer new techniques for participants to manage social anxiety. The goals are to help participants release tension in both their bodies and minds, increase self-confidence,
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PTI and MERS MO Goodwill Industries: Social Success in Employment

October 11th, 2016
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Michael began his Pathways to Independence journey in November of 2015 seeking an environment to develop his social skills, specifically beginning conversations with new people. “I wanted to initiate conversations with new people, get out more and be more independent,”
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Christy Embraces her Asperger’s Diagnosis

April 13th, 2016

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
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Safety National Corporation Steps up to the Plate for Pathways

April 12th, 2016
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Safety National Corporation has been an invaluable resource for Pathways to Independence(PTI) for a few years.  Founded by a PTI participant’s grandfather, Safety National provides financial, in-kind and person-to-person support to Pathways to Independence. The company
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Jeff Improves Independence Through Coaching

April 12th, 2016
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Navigating the complex nuances of different social situations can be difficult. Jeff joined Pathways to Independence twenty years ago when he was looking for friends who were like himself. “I was out of school and wanted
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