Our online training programs empower parents with the skills and strategies to help your children reach their fullest potential.
Gain skills to help your child make consistent progress toward their goals
Avoid making costly mistakes that waste valuable time for your child
Focus on your child's strengths and abilities not their disabilities
1) What are the main components of the evaluations
2) How the evaluations determine the needs of the student
3) How the needs drive the modifications and accommodations
4) How the evaluations drive the goals of the IEP so we can measure if progress is being made.
Imagine what it would feel Like To have a plan that will transform your fears into confidence. Our online programs help you decrease one of the biggest fears parents express, "What will the future bring?" The answer begins by learning the basic steps you need to teach your child today!
Be the EXPERT when it comes to your child and instill self advocacy
Ensure your child is INCLUDED in every facet of life
Maximize INDEPENDENCE for life and employment
Melinda Jennis just released her paperback cover of her new book Include ME! on Amazon. The book reached #1 Best Seller in 15 categories of education and parenting. The book tells the story of how to build greater inclusion in our schools and communities. It is an inspiring book for parents having children with special needs that builds hope and leadership skills to help you get better outcomes for your child!BUY THE BOOK
Dr. Michele Havens recently joined Pathways and will be working with us to expand our parent trainings programs. Dr. Havens received her Ed.D. degree from Rutgers University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is certified in DIR/Floortime and is a Professor at several universities in the northeast.
Dr. Havens has provided training and services for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities from birth through adulthood for the last 40 years. She has also been a facilitator of several parent and sibling support groups.OUR NEXT FREE TRAINING
Every parent is filled with dreams for their children. Suddenly you begin to suspect your child has disabilities. After researching and endless frustration you finally get a diagnosis and your world is turned upside down. What do you do and where do you go?
Melinda is a child advocate, president and founder of Pathways for Exceptional Children, and licensed physical therapist. Most importantly, she understands YOU and your obstacles! Her son, Jacob has multiple disabilities.
Melinda has coached hundreds of parents and families for over 20 years. If you need guidance, Pathways training and coaching programs are here to help! The best thing about our programs is that they are built upon the premise of parents teaching parents! Professionals will also be invited to share their expertise within our online programs.OUR NEXT FREE TRAINING
For 18 years Pathways has helped thousands navigate the ups and downs of raising an exceptional child. Here is what families have said.....
"Pathways for Exceptional Children has been an asset to our community. Melinda has been a guiding light for families with kids with special needs. We worked with Melinda for many months to seek appropriate placement for our daughter. Melinda has extensive knowledge and experience in advocacy and provides exceptional insights. She is thorough with special education law and can think 10 steps ahead in the process. She coached us through our evaluations and how to advocate more on our own. Melinda's experience and skills can help your child - a decision that your child will benefit for years to come. "
"For anyone who has the opportunity to work with and learn from Michele Havens, I would highly recommend you consider yourself very lucky and never let her go! …There is no one that comes close to the level of knowledge, quality of therapy and advice, amazing energy, dedication to both the child and parent, and not least of all, a hopeful, capable and warm shoulder to lean on. If you are looking for a partner to navigate this very difficult journey, there is no one I would recommend more highly than Michele Havens as a true expert in figuring out what can best help your child move forward. "
Pathways has a private Facebook group that supports parents who are struggling to find answers for their children. It is a place you can go to share your successes, ask questions, or get support when you need it!
News you can use on your journey to raising a child with special needs!
Helping children in your community and schools to feel a sense of belonging is every person's responsibility. As a parent of a child with special needs we know all too often how our children can be excluded and segregated. Pathways has 20 years of experience in building inclusion and offers many trainings to school and communities. Training people how to include and modify is the first step. Click below for more information on how to make you community more inclusive!BUILD INCLUSION
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