PATHWAYS SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS
Pathways Merrymeeting Center
Pathways Merrymeeting Center is a school-based program offering early intervention and behavioral health day treatment for children and adolescents, in grades PreK-12, who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and/or co-occurring social-emotional disabilities. Pathways' school-based programs offer the following:
- Provision of integrated Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programming
- Supervision by onsite BCBA
- Provision of integrated social work services
- Provision of comprehensive behavioral, academic, and therapeutic services for students
- Provision of the acquisition of skills needed for successful reintegration into public school
- Practice of social skills necessary for success in community settings.
- Multi-disciplinary teams consisting of: Certified teaching staff, Educational Technicians, Behavioral Health
Professionals, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, an Occupational Therapist,
Speech and Language Pathologist and School Psychologist.
Pathways Merrymeeting Center utilizes:
- Evidence-based practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to promote academic, behavioral, communication,
self-sufficiency and social skills.
- A token economy and skill point system for students for whom those interventions are appropriate.
- Individual Education Programs (IEPs), Individualized Treatment Plans (ITPs) and Positive Behavior Support
Plans, which are developed on the results of individualized assessment data and family input.
These program components are supplemented by individualized academic and behavioral interventions that build on children’s and adolescents’ unique strengths. Program staff implement these interventions while collecting meaningful data, which is analyzed to guide decision-making about programmatic modifications.
The goal of Pathways Merrymeeting Center is to successfully reintegrate children and adolescents into their local public schools and/or communities by using proactive, evidence-based strategies that recognize the diverse range of environmental, interpersonal, and individual variables that impact behavior and learning. Accordingly, program staff work collaboratively with families, host school professionals, and outside mental health providers to assess needs, develop individualized treatment plans and deliver services that are intended to support healthy functioning in local schools and communities. These services may be provided in day treatment or public school classrooms, throughout the entire school day or episodically when intensive support is needed.