Pathways Toward Independence

Creating Pathways of Success for High School Special Needs Students

  • Lifehouse

About the Pathways Toward Independence Program

  • Pathways Toward Independence is an adult transition program for students with special needs age 18-21. The program focuses on developing students to their fullest potential addressing employability skills and independent functioning skills. An integral component of our program ensures students are prepared to enter the workforce and become contributing members of their community. A partnership with South Texas College allows us to provide instruction in continuing education courses.

Life House

  • LEARNING IN FUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS (LIFE House)

    325 W. Jones Pharr, TX 78577

    At PSJA ISD’s LIFE house, students with special needs gain functional independent living skills through hands on learning in a “real-world’ setting. This helps ensure students become contributing members of their home environment. 

Obtainable Skills

    • Daily Living (cooking, Hygiene, Laundry, gardening, household chores)
    • Social and interpersonal skills 
    • Recreation and Leisure
    • Citizenship
    • Community Involvement

Agency Partnerships

    • Texas Workforce Solutions
    • Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
    • A.S.I. Advocates Searching for Independence LLC

Contact

  • Pathways Toward Independence
    LIFE (Learning In Functional Environment)

    325 W. Jones Ave.
    Pharr, TX 78577
    956-784-8524

Testimonials

  • My son Adam continues to thrive at PTI, blossoming into a community-oriented young adult, learning helpful skills and transitioning into a confident and capable young adult. It has far exceeded my expectations and I am excited to see my son’s continued success.” -Sylvia Briales, Parent

    Gracias al programa Kevin a logrado un desarrollo personale independencia.” -Juan Martinez, Parent

    Our students have gained many vocational training skills while being a part of our PTI Transition Program. It is amazing to see where they started and where they are now. Business partners are also extremely supportive in ensuring the success of our students.” -Diana Clark, PTI Teacher