Developmental Disabilities & Autism Services



About Our Program

Pathways empowers youth with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and related conditions on their journey to independence as a young adult. An emphasis is placed in assisting youth to develop life skills necessary for community integration and lifelong success based on their needs. Pathways is offered in a group setting throughout southeast Michigan. Throughout the program youth will develop social & communication skills to promote vocational readiness, leisure enrichment and overall health. Our structured curriculum aims to increase self-efficacy, individual choice, self-management and social inclusion. Participation in each series supports higher quality of life outcomes for the individual by meeting them on their own path in life.

Social & Communication Skills

Leisure Enrichment Series

Foundational Life Skills Series

Personal Safety Series

This six-week series provides an evidence-based approach that will enable participants to communicate, relate to, and connect with others more effectively. They will develop these skills throughout structured group activities that promote social engagement.

  • Coping Skills
  • Making Friends
  • Personal Safety

This six-week series promotes social inclusion and self-expression through the use of recreational treatment interventions in a group setting.

  • Music & Movement
  • Artistic Expression
  • Mindfulness Yoga

This six-week series goal is to develop the skills necessary to prepare participants for community integration. The tools provided in this interactive group model will encourage overall functional independence.

  • Time & Money Management 
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving

This six-week series provides a basic understanding of safety precautions and awareness. Participants will emerge empowered to navigate the digital world safely, respond effectively in emergency situations, recognize potential threats, and develop an increased sense of self-assurance.

  • Internet Safety 
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Home & Kitchen Safety