McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
Pathways Academy provides a safe and comfortable learning environment for students with autism spectrum and related disorders. Pathways Academy focuses on the social pragmatic and academic advancement of each student so that they may successfully face challenges in all aspects of their life.
Pathways Academy was developed to meet the physical, social, and academic needs of children and adolescents who are out of or struggling in school. These students have difficulty understanding social cues and tend to misunderstand and misinterpret social situations. They have difficulty integrating their experiences and interactions and drawing expected inferences. Their reduced ability in these areas often leads to feelings of frustration, limited success, and low self- esteem. They also may have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, including depression, social and academic anxiety and other behavioral difficulties. Each student's program is customized based on his/her individual academic, social, and cognitive profile.