Covid-19 update: Pathways is in the process of safely and incrementally reinstating in-person classes while continuing to offer virtual classes out of concern for safety of Pathways' students, families, volunteers, and staff. There are immediate openings for online classes, click here to apply. Volunteers can stay connected through virtual volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information.

Stories

Living with Down Syndrome

When Matthew was born, the doctors gave me a book called “Babies with Down Syndrome.” I didn’t know anything about it, but somewhere in the book, it said that children ...
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My Disability is Filled with Purpose

When I was born, I didn't have the nerve that connects the eyes and the ears to the brain. Nerves like that don't grow back after birth. The doctors at a ...
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Ripples of Kindness

We had the blessing of participating in Random Acts of Kindness Day by making an impact at home or in the life of a stranger. Our generosity created a ripple ...
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Our Beginning

When Pathways started, there were only 7 students and two employees without a job guarantee within 6 months due to not knowing what the program's outcome could be. Thankfully the ...
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Why I Give to Pathways

When I joined the advisory board 10 years ago, I began to contribute financially to the program. As I got to know the Pathways program and students better, I realized ...
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Virtual Classes Have Been Life-Giving for Bailey During the Pandemic

Bailey is currently a senior in high school, and when the pandemic started, in order to keep her safe, her mom decided that it would be best for her to ...
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Life with an older brother with Down Syndrome

I grew up listening to all types of music because of my brother Clark who loves music. He is the reason why I do musical theater and where I got ...
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The Importance of Virtual Classes for Adults with I/DD

For 11 years, Pathways has been a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to belong and thrive together, in-person! But we’ve had to adapt our program to ...
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My Experience as a Volunteer at Pathways

As I reflect on my experience at Pathways, I am reminded of the Prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me ...
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Lifelong learners

At some point in your life, you have probably been stereotyped. If you’re tall, people ask, “did you play basketball?” If you wore glasses as a kid, you were a ...
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