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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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Ben Discovers his Path to Success with PTI’s GAP Services

April 11th, 2016
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  Having access to a structured environment is critical for Ben to discover what he is capable of and realizing the path to reach his goals. PTI’s GAP Services fits that need for him as it relates
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Blake Applies the Skills Learned through PTI in Mulitple Environments

January 6th, 2016
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Since 2001, when Blake became a PTI participant, he has been working on his conversation skills, a major goal when he first joined. Before joining PTI, Blake had trouble listening to others, sensing when people were finished and interrupting when
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Inspiration Point

October 27th, 2015
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PTI has been expanding over the past few years by adding more full time staff and consultants to support an ever-increasing number of individuals seeking our programming. Programming has also expanded through our Social College and Social Focus projects. Now, in 2015, PTI
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September Participant of the Month: Carrie

September 3rd, 2015
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  Carrie has been a constant at Pathways to Independence events for over ten years, and in that time she has always been active in setting and achieving her goals, making new friends, and experiencing new things, “By being
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Bruce Finds a Place Where he Belongs

August 4th, 2015
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Pathways to Independence has been a major part of Bruce’s life for almost twenty years.  Bruce says that PTI gives him purpose, a place to “feel normal” and an opportunity to contribute, whatever the cause or project may
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