Pathways to Employment

Pathways to employmentPathways to Employment is a unique comprehensive program for students with disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 22, who are in need of a program centered on work and life skills. Our program prepares students to successfully transition from school to live and work in their community.

What makes the program unique?

  • Individualized instruction in the community focusing on functional academics and daily living skills such as: budgeting, shopping, travel training, safety, time management, cooking, self-advocacy, and socializing.
  • Hands-on experience in a variety of jobs
  • Short term work experiences (2-3 months per work experience) in the community to learn work skills and determine which work field is best suited to the student's skills and interests
  • Job coaches and transportation for all community work experiences
  • Assists with linking students with various community resources
  • Information for networking with area adult agencies for financial, assisted living, follow-along work services and community support
  • Transitioning students to their next step in life (i.e. further educational opportunities, adult services, competitive employment, etc.)
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Students and Parents Share…

“, love, love this program.  My son is confident, independent and ready for competitive employment.”

“…Wish my son could stay longer than one more year!”

“Pathways is awesome.  I can do all kinds of things independently – ride the metro, go to the grocery and the bank…”

“The staff consistently goes the extra mile.  My daughter has learned more in this program than she did her whole high school career.” 


Pathways to Employment has two classroom sites: Blue Ash Branch of the University of Cincinnati and Scarlet Oaks Career Campus.

For more information, please contact

Joan Lawrence 513.674.4247