What is Pathways Strategic Teaching Center?

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center is a comprehensive education and treatment program servicing children with autism and related disorders. Founded in 1998 through a collaborative effort between Trudeau and local parents of children with autism, Pathways is committed to utilizing scientifically validated teaching strategies to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.

Pathways Reopening Plan

In preparation for reopening school in the fall, our priority will be the health and safety of students and staff. We have been working with RIDE to develop a continuum of school-reopening scenarios, which balance prioritizing the health and safety of school communities with providing in-person instruction as soon as possible. We have developed several subcommittees (Health & Safety, Social Emotional and Mental Health, Instruction and Reopening Operations) to address the components of the reopening plan utilizing the guidance from RIDE and RI Department of Health. Our goal is to implement full in person instruction on Monday, August 31st with the safety measures outlined. We want to emphasize that this is a collaborative effort and encourage ongoing communication during this time. Please feel free to reach out with questions and feedback.

Thank you,
Alena Marcotte
Director of Special Education
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center

Pathways Reopening Documents

Our Mission

Pathways is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, scientifically validated, educational and treatment services.

Pathways relies on humane and ethical reinforcement-based teaching and treatment procedures to maximize learning outcomes.

Pathways assists individuals, families and educators in pursuing success in home, school and community settings.

Pathways is committed to training, education and human service professionals in state-of-the-art education and treatment practices and contributing to the scientific literature in autism education and treatment.

Our Vision

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center is an education and treatment program designed to maximize independence and enhance the lives of individuals with autism and other developmental disorders.

To learn more about our programs, services and admission process, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enroll my child at Pathways Strategic Teaching Center?

All referrals to Pathways should be made in writing by the local educational authority of the city or town in which the child resides.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA is defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.

What is the ratio of teachers to students at Pathways?

A one-to-one ratio of teachers to students is typically utilized, although small and large group activities may be provided for students who achieve the skills to learn in such settings.

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center Forms & Documents