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Susie Develops Essential Skills

October 20th, 2017
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Susie is a very active PTI participant who has utilized the skills she’s learned through PTI in her work and social life outside of the organization. Through PTI, Susie has enhanced her conversation, planning, time management and customer service skills.
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Brian Learns to Read Social Cues

October 5th, 2017
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Brian (center) at the National Blues Museum   Brian has come a long way in his almost 20 year involvement with Pathways to Independence (PTI).  It can be tough for our participants to learn how to
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Maria Builds Confidence!

August 11th, 2017
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Maria (right) at Meramec Caverns   Maria began her pathway to independence two years ago with the goal of broadening her social horizons and to give her confidence in her communication skills for when she interacts
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Lydia Expands her Social Circle

May 10th, 2017
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Lydia is a newer participant with Pathways to Independence, however, she has gotten a running start on “expanding her social circle,” as she calls it. Lydia has a great full-time job in the St. Louis County
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Philip Joins his Community!

May 10th, 2017
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Philip (pictured left in yellow) said he joined PTI because, “I needed to break out of my shell. I was feeling socially awkward and not sure how to approach new people.” Philip is a 33 year-old
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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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