Classes & Learning Opportunities

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Community Education Center

Pathway’s Community Education Center offers several classes throughout the year. Classes are typically 12-week courses and cover a variety of topics, including:

Relationships and Dating (RAD) rests on a foundation of positive and healthy sexuality across the life span. This 12-week curriculum also addresses physical development, body image, self-esteem, and social skills. At the end of the session participants are invited to a “mixer” event (open to other like-minded individuals in the community) to celebrate all they have learned and to have the opportunity to meet new people.

Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination focuses on self-advocacy, achieving greater independence, and learning to assert oneself within the community. More specifically, this course will discuss communication styles, active listening, rules, rights and responsibilities, voting, life after high school, as well as understanding the IDEA and ADA law and how to shape it by participating in local and statewide groups. Activities include meeting your representative(s), procuring a voter’s registration card, and how to participate in State and local advocacy activities and agencies.

Skills for Living (formerly ILS) is designed to enhance an individual’s current abilities, as well as to assist in obtaining new skills. Maximize independence and self-esteem through practical lessons based on needs and real life experiences. Instruction will be provided through hands-on presentation, role playing, videos and assessments.

Employment Skills (formerly SKY Club) is designed to assist an individual with gaining the skills he/she needs to obtain integrated employment. Pathway uses a person-centered approach during a 12-week comprehensive curriculum specifically designed for adults who want to go to work. Sample class topics include dressing appropriately for an interview, searching for job openings online, managing transportation to and from work, budgeting paychecks, etc.

Ongoing classes at Pathway’s Community Education Center also include Self Advocacy, Art, Sign Language, Cooking/Nutrition, Dance, Gardening, Public Transportation, Budgeting, and more. Click here to view our current schedule.

Click to download the class Registration Form 2017. Please contact Pathway’s Director of Employment and Community Education Services for additional information, 541-973-2728.