Social Growth

PTI’s Social Growth  program is one that focuses on increased positive social experiences, expansion of social circles, elevating self-confidence and improving self-esteem through fun leisure programming in the community.

  • Staff plans these events and is available to coach participants through social encounters and/or tasks for which the participant may wish to have support. This may include cash handling, transportation planning, time management, conversation skills, route planning, decision making, and a host of other skills needed for everyday interaction with others and the community.
  • Transportation may be available to select events throughout each month from designated meeting points.
  • All participants should plan for expenses based on the event(s) they choose to attend each month, which may include the cost for tickets, snacks, meals, materials and supplies, public transportation/parking, etc.
  • Social Growth opportunities are communicated through a monthly calendar made available when an individual registers for this program and pays the first month of fees.


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Participants and staff at a Cardinals game.  Participants watched the game and navigated the metrolink back and forth from the stadium.


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Participants and staff dine out with a food critic at Quincy Street Bistro.  Participants learned how the food critic judged restaurants, discussed their opinions of the food, and came to a group consensus on how they reviewed the restaurant.  They gave it 4 stars!


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Participants fished, did some paddling in the lake, and learned about conservation at Busch Wildlife.