More Than a Place to Call Home - It's a Path to Independence

Pathways Academy is an intensive 9-18 month curriculum-based, residential training program that helps adults with intellectual disabilities learn the skills needed to live with minimal supports in the community.


Throughout the state of Pennsylvania there are many adults with intellectual disabilities who have both the desire and the ability to learn to live independently in the community… but who have not been given the opportunity to do so. Pathways Academy* was developed to give these individuals the curriculum, the setting, and the staffing needed to make a successful transition from one stage of life to the next.

A pre-admission assessment 

will be done to determine the prospective resident’s likelihood of success in the program. Maximum number of residents in the home at a given time is four.

The Curriculum

Staffing is 24/7 to start. 

Individuals entering the program have round-the-clock habilitation staffing for as long as needed. The level of support in the home decreases as the resident strengthens his or her skill level and is able to perform specific targeted living skills independently. The core curriculum includes:

 Money management/consumer awareness

 Food management

 Personal appearance and hygiene

 Health

 Housing

 Transportation

 Educational planning

 Job seeking skills

 Job maintenance skills

 Emergency and safety skills

 Knowledge of community resources

 Interpersonal and social skills

 Digital awareness

 Legal skills

Staff are in the home to mentor 

the residents and ensure their safety. Each resident is expected to actively attempt all tasks required. Staff will not complete tasks for the resident unless it would otherwise compromise the individual’s safety.

Individual progress will be evaluated 

on a monthly and quarterly basis. Refusal to participate in evaluations or failure to make satisfactory progress could potentially lead to dismissal from the program.

The ultimate goal of Pathways Academy is to empower each resident to be able to live with the greatest degree of independence, at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

Get In Touch

Katelyn Kuhn
Residential Program Manager
55 Utley Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions

Local: 717.737.3477 x401
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827

katelyn.kuhn@ucpcentralpa.org

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