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.


Individuals entering the Pathways Academy will have round-the-clock habilitation staffing for as long as needed. The level of support in the home will decrease as the resident strengthens his or her skill level and is able to perform specific targeted living skills independently.

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

The Curriculum

The curriculum-based program enables residents to learn how to develop adequate skills in targeted core areas, including:

  • 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 awarenesss
  • Legal skills

Graduates from the Pathways Academy will be able to successfully transition to independent living situations (with minimal support), either in their own apartment or rooming with others in the community of their choosing.

Get In Touch

Julie Beroukas Snyder
Director of Development
55 Utley Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions

Local: 717.737.3477
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827
Fax: 717.975.3333

Julie.Snyder@ucpcentralpa.org

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Diana Steel
Group Manager, Employment Services
3 W. Monument Square, Suites 100-102
Lewistown, PA 17044 map/directions

Local: 717.247.2944
TTY: 717.737.0158
Toll-Free: 888.294.2748

Diana.Steel@ucpcentralpa.org

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