Why Pathways Programs

Pathways exists to meet the critical needs of both our students and their families. We understand that after completing high school, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have limited options available to them. It’s important to recognize that isolation can lead to academic and social regression, which can also be challenging for caregivers to manage. Our programs create pathways to a more connected and meaningful life.

CREATING COMMUNITY

Fostering a Sense of Belonging
Pathways is a safe haven where individuals can continue to grow and make lasting friendships while also contributing to their community. Our program provides unique opportunities for students to experience life to the fullest.


Creating a Future for Students to Flourish
We believe that everyone is uniquely created by God for a purpose. Pathways helps our students to discover, explore and maximize their potential, so they are each empowered to lead a more fulfilling life.

Cultivating Connection
We’re passionate about ensuring every student receives the individualized attention they deserve, with small teacher-to-student ratios typically ranging from 1:6 to 1:8.

MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE

Our comprehensive enrichment program is designed to help individuals reach their fullest potential. As an Oklahoma A+ School, we are designed to integrate academics with the arts, creating a fun envirtonment for every student to thrive no matter where they’re starting from.

 

Spiritual Growth
We grow together in our understanding of the Bible, enjoying daily worship and prayer.

Continuing Education & Life Skills
Reading, math, science, art, independent living, and job skills are just a few of our hands-on classes.

Community Volunteering

Serving others is an important way our students get to show the love of Jesus in our community. We volunteer weekly at Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank.

Health & Fitness
Nutrition and fitness are critical in helping improve and maintain overall health and quality of life.

Schedule Options

Our program is year-round, with classes that can be attended in person, virtually, or a combination of both! The flexibility and variety of schedule options allow us to meet the unique needs of each family. Students may attend as little as 4 hours per week or as much as 40 hours per week.

Class Options

Programming FAQs

Students can attend a full 8 hours or a half day for 4 hours.

Our enrollment options are offered in 4-hour blocks. 9 am – 1 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm, or full days, 9 am – 5 pm. You can enroll for these time blocks but not for individual classes within those time blocks. Upon admission to the program, program staff will share our class schedule details with you so you can select a schedule based on your interests and needs. Our schedules are subject to change. There is also a process for families to change their schedules when the need arises. Enrollment is subject to availability, but if a specific day/time is full, we will place you on a waitlist until a spot for that time opens up.

While we do teach some job readiness skills, we do not provide job-specific training or job placement.

No. Many of our students utilize the Tulsa Paratransit Lift program or private ride shares to get to and from Pathways.

We have groups of students volunteering in the community every day, and currently, we volunteer at the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and several assisted living facilities.

Yes, students can participate in Special Olympics in swimming, golf, and track and field.

Anyone! It’s an opportunity to serve students and families that would otherwise not have access to daily enrichment and connection in their hometowns.
Even students who live in the Tulsa area might be interested in virtual classes or a hybrid schedule if one or more of the following apply:
  • They don’t qualify for in-person classes.
  • They’re very sensitive to sensory stimuli.
  • They like to communicate via the chat function (typing).
  • They live outside of the MetroLink LinkAssist Paratransit program service area (formerly known as the Tulsa Transit Lift Program) and don’t have other transportation to and from the program.