Pathways Strategic Teaching Center

Pathways is a comprehensive education and treatment program designed to maximize the independence and abilities of children and adolescents with autism and related disorders. Our mission is to to providing state-of-the-art, scientifically validated, educational and treatment services.

Pathways was founded in 1998 through a collaborative effort between Trudeau and local parents of children with autism. The hard work and dedication of these founding parents made Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy – the gold standard in autism treatment – available in Rhode Island for the first time.

Their continued efforts, paired with the support of Trudeau Center administration, enabled Pathways to open its doors as the first school in Rhode Island specifically for children diagnosed with autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Educational Curriculum & Treatment Services

Pathways’ curriculum is tailored to the needs of each individual student and includes core academic subjects as well as enrichment subjects. These are complimented by treatment and supportive services designed to maximize the child’s intellectual and physical abilities.

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Admissions & Referrals

Admission to Pathways is open to any qualifying child in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. A written referral from the child’s home school district is required to begin the enrollment process.

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Information for Current Students

Find information for current students, including academic calendars, forms, resources, news and more.

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Training for Parents & Professionals

Pathways professionals are available to provide Applied Behavior Analysis consultation and education to parents, schools, and education professionals throughout the Southern New England region. This includes preparation to become a Registered Behavior Technician under the guidelines of the Behavior Analytic Certification Board (BACB).

Meet the Pathways Program Leadership

Joseph Robitaille

Joseph Robitaille, MBA, LBA, BCBA

Vice President, Children’s Services

Mackenzie Milner

Mackenzie Milner

Clinical Director

Alena Hazard

Alena R. Hazard

Special Education Director, School Psychologist

Program Contact Information and Location

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, Main Campus

(401) 615-2775


75 Centre of New England Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, Commonwealth Campus

(401) 823-1735


Pathways Building
250 Commonwealth Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886

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