Pathways Stories and Blog

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Slater Is Reaching Milestones!

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It’s a privilege to get to know our students and see their everyday growth through our program, like our student, Slater, who has grown in confidence and maturity over the years. He has recently reached goals that are very important to him, like volunteering out in the community and being able to effectively communicate with…

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Everybody Is Different, and That’s Okay

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“How long is this interview going to take? Will I be out of class for a long time? Will I be missing worship time? How many questions are there?“ asked Josh as he walked towards a table to sit down and chat. He was nervous but assured that this would be a fun interview preparation…

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5 Ways Pathways Helps Build Confidence in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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At Pathways, we help to empower our students to work toward and achieve their educational and personal goals. Whether a student wants to learn how to read or how to meaningfully help others through volunteer work, our curriculum is custom-designed to meet their needs and desires for their own lives. Our students are creative, capable,…

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Mentorship, A Gift of the Heart

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This Valentine’s Day, consider giving a gift of time by becoming a mentor to a Pathways student. Volunteer mentors are matched one-on-one with a student to build a special relationship, and work together on their individual math, reading and life skills goals. We provide the training, the curriculum and supplies, and our volunteers bring their…

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Philip’s Story – Pathways Student

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Darla and Patrick, Philip’s parents, share that when Philip was going to graduate from Union High School, they looked for a program where he could retain what he had learned over the years and gain new skills. Skills that would make him independent and help him learn safety, cook, improve his speech, writing, and so…

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Pathways is her happy place!

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Sarah is a student who doesn’t say much, but her quiet strength, gentleness, and the way she treats others say a lot about her. At Pathways, you will find her reading her Bible, smiling at others, and engaged in the lessons she is being taught. Her smile is contagious, and her gratitude for our Pathways…

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Chelsea’s Experience as a Teacher at Pathways

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Pathways to me means acceptance. It’s a safe place where our students can learn, make mistakes, and be encouraged in what they are learning. They are capable of so much and have the wonderful ability to persevere. Watching them thrive in their sporting competitions at Special Olympics is a great example of this. The way…

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When God Answers Prayers

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There is beauty in being consistent and having faith. The type of faith that can move mountains as someone waits with the expectation that God is listening and that in His timing, He answers those prayers according to His will. For months Pathways student, Tiffany asked her virtual mentor who lives in Utah that she would…

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Thankful & Thriving

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It’s beautiful to see our students’ unique personalities, their compassion for others, their intelligence, and their strength. Much of the world may think they can’t do or think for themselves, but every day, they prove it’s not true through their hard work and dedication to applying what they are learning. Through our vision for each of…

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Thriving at Pathways

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Whether it is in-person or virtually, we want our students to know that they have a safe environment to learn and be who God created them to be. During bible study, they are constantly reminded of how fearfully and wonderfully made they are. Regardless of their disability, each one of them is treated with respect and dignity. We acknowledge…