What is the Pathways Program?
The Pathways Program provides services in the child's home and community to improve communication skills, social skills, and independent living skills. Our focus is the development of new skills. Hundreds of published, peer-reviewed research studies have shown the effectiveness of the treatment approach we use based in applied behavior analysis (ABA).
Who does the Pathways Program Serve?
The Pathways Program provides specialized services to adolescents and teens, ages 11 to 18, who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or another developmental disorder. Individuals served in this program vary in functioning levels. Some individuals have deficits in communication skills while others display advanced language skills but deficits in social interactions with peers. Some individuals also display minor behavior problems.
What Treatment Approach is Used?
We use evidence-based strategies to train a variety of skills. Trained therapists implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures based on the science of behavior. Programs take place across settings ranging from individualized work at a table to naturalistic play interactions with adults and/or peers. We continuously monitor progress throughout the program. Once a child masters skills, they are practiced periodically to make sure the child maintains them. Children practice skills in different settings to ensure the skills occur in a variety of environments and with a variety of people. Caregivers and members of our team team attend regularly scheduled meetings to assess the child's progress and develop measurable goals. Our therapists maintain ongoing contact with caregivers between goal periods to discuss the child's progress and address questions.
What Type of Services are Offered?
The Pathways Program offers a continuum of services including evaluation, home- and community-based program development, and school consultation. The number of weekly therapy hours depends on the needs of the child and scheduling availability.
To Make an Appointment
Phone: (910) - 660 - 8200
Fax: (910) - 660 - 8199
NOTE: We will schedule an evaluation after receiving a referral from your child's primary care physician. You will need to send a completed intake form prior to your child's evaluation.