he inaugural Lip Sync Battle took place in 2017 and has since become a cherished yearly event. Every year, both the community and Pathways students elevated their performances in pursuit of the Lip Sync Battle Championship title, and the Lip Sync Battle looked different and new.
Pathways had grown and evolved just like the Lip Sync Battle. We are thrilled to have over 100 students enrolled in our program this summer. As we continue to expand, we need additional resources. In order to fulfill this need, the Lip Sync Battle is transforming into a gala! It is our prayer that the Lip Sync Battle and Gala is a successful fundraiser that helps provide the excellent and unique programming that Pathways offers.Read More
At Pathways, we wholeheartedly believe that adults with I/DD possess the mental capacity to continue learning throughout their lifetime, despite the common myth that they do not. We are constantly asked why continued education is an essential part of our program, and the answer is simple – it is integral to enhancing the quality of life for our students.Read More
“Every morning he would come in and say, “Hey, bestie!” when he saw me. We always said we were besties.” teacher Chelsea Carpenter recalls her relationship with student Cade Wegener, “Cade was truly heaven on earth. I have known him for years, and I told pathways staff about him before he ever toured here. He loved coming to pathways.”Read More
Myth: People with intellectual disabilities are always happy.
Fact: Neurodivergent individuals are not always happy. It’s common for them to struggle with regulating their emotions.
When you visit a classroom at Pathways, you’ll often find our students smiling and laughing, but sometimes students struggle with frustration, sadness, or other emotions. In fact, neurodivergent individuals may struggle to regulate their emotions due to poorly developed socialization and coping skills. A delay in emotional development is often associated with intellectual disabilitiesRead More
Pathways began in 2009 with seven students, and now, 14 years later, we’re celebrating 100 students enrolled at one time! We’ve always known that Pathways is a unique community where students can be loved, respected, and valued, and we’re so thankful to reach this point in Pathways’ history.Read More
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 prestigious university hospital said I would never be able to take care of myself and should be placed in an institution. But God had a…Read More
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 my love for music from. I would say a big part of who I am is because of Clark. He is a huge part of…Read More