Building Pathways Foundation, Inc. is a Non-Profit company that wants to make a difference in teens and adults who have unique abilities.  We want to teach them valuable job, life, and social skills so they can achieve independence.

We are their bridge to great potential.

Our Vision

Building Pathways program helps teens and adults with unique abilities gain the life, social, and job skills needed to be a valuable contributor in their community.  

Our Mission

Building Pathways is a safe transitional program for teens and adults with unique abilities that provides social, life, and job skills training. We partner with businesses and are a bridge to help these individuals be able to live and work independently.

 

Let us be that safe place to help you grow and learn!

We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity all donations are tax deductible.

Testimonials:

The Do Good Challenge with Vanessa Echols

West Orange Times/Observer Article

Local 6 Newsclip

Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine

Patty Myers, BA, BCaBA

Director of Building Pathways

Patty is the mother of 2 children, Chelsea and Charlie.  Charlie was diagnosed with Autism in 2004. He is 18 years old.

 

Patty graduated from King University with her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and then received her BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst) certification through Florida Institute of Technology.

Patty is the author of Autism Is A Blessing which was first published in 2008.  Her son accompanies her to radio, television, and various speaking events to share their book and journey with autism.

She has volunteered her time to help fellow parents of children with special needs understand their child's rights regarding services and supports.  Her passion and heart for children and adults with special needs is evident in all that she does.

She previously was the Founder and President of a  PT/OT/ST Therapy Company (All Southern Care Rehab) in Fort Lauderdale for over 9 years and then was the Principal for over 8 years at The First Hope of The First Academy (private Christian school for students with unique needs).

Patty has been married to her husband Tony for 29 years and lives in Windermere, Florida.  They were honored to receive the Heart Award from the Florida Network on Disabilities for the work they do to help Floridians with disabilities. She is also a contributing author in the Special Needs Parenting Blog with Key Ministry. Patty wants Building Pathways to be a safe place for teens and adults with unique needs to come and learn the skills to be able to live and work on their own.

Contact Patty at pmyersbuildingpathways@gmail.com

Chessie Pyatt

Registered Behavior Technician

Chessie assists with Social Skills Classes throughout the week. He is a Certified Registered Behavior Technician with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Chessie brings over 12 years of experience helping kids and adults with behavior and skill training. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Psychology and he received his Master's from the University of West Florida in Exceptional Student Education.

He is married to Allison and has one daughter.

 

 

Tiffaney Schrimsher

Program Assistant

Tiffaney assists in all areas of our programs- Social Skills Classes, Summer Camps, and our Day Program.

She has experience as a para in a private special needs school. She has a heart to help kids grow and learn independent living skills.

She is married and has 2 children. For years she has advocated for her son with unique challenges. 

 

 

Alanna Spina

Program Assistant

Alanna assists in our programs- Social Skills Classes and our Day Program.

She is a certified as a Registered Behavior Technician and has experience working with children communicating, social, and life skills.

She loves her dogs and going back home to NY to visit. She is currently in school finishing her Master's Degree.

 

Nicola Bennett

Program Assistant

Nicola assists in all our programs- Social Skills Classes, Summer Camps, and our Day Program.

She is currently in Law School and we are very proud of her accomplishments so far in juggling work, home, and school.

She loves her 2 children (one in high school and another child participates in our Day Program. 

She helps us grill and cook for our group lunches as well as facilitates group discussion and life skill training.

 

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