Pathway Centre for Rehabilitation and Education of the Intellectual Disabled
The Pathway Chennai Center focuses on individuals with Special Needs. First established by Dr. Prasad as a one-room operation in 1975, the Pathway Center has now expanded into a three-story medical and educational center. Each day, comprehensive care is offered to the nearly 100 live-in patients as well as an additional 200 children and young adults from the surrounding neighborhoods.
At the Pathway Chennai Center, children are taught vocational skills in the Vocational Training Center. This houses the Pathway bakery, which produces dozens of loaves of bread and other baked goods that are sold in nearby neighborhoods. Also, the craft center allows children to improve dexterity by creating intricate crafts to be sold in local markets as well. Other notable facilities at this Vocational Training Center include a rooftop garden where vegetables are grown, and instruction rooms for the children with special needs.
Sabin-Pathway Home for Persons with Intellectual Disability and Associated Conditions
In 2009, Gary Sabin dedicated a rehabilitation, educational, and residential home for disabled children at the Pathway farm, 60 miles south of the Chennai Center. The Sabin Center offers comprehensive rehabilitation and education to children and adults with developmental disorders, including mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and related disorders. This Center was also established to bring about integration of both abled and disabled children. The Sabin center currently has facilities to serve 250 live-in children.
Pamela Martinez-Pathway Matriculation School and Home for Children
Thanks to the generous donations from honorable supporters, The Pamela Martinez School and Home for Children was built in 2001. It was established to assist both special need individuals as well as orphaned children. Today, it is currently home to 230 children who receive full-time housing, food, clothing, medical care, and schooling.
The Home for Children
The facilities at the home include a spacious school building, well equipped playground, a swimming pool, dormitories, a large common kitchen and dining hall, an out-patient medical and dental unit, a quarantine block to isolate the sick, and living quarters for essential staff.
The Pamela Martinez School offers education for children in kindergarten through 10th grade and is fully accredited by the Directorate of Matriculation Schools for the State of Tamil Nadu. Lessons are taught to focus on English conversation, reading, and writing, thereby preparing children for success in a global economy.
The Pathway Chennai Center is located in Chennai, a coastal metropolis in southeast India. Our address is located in the footer at the bottom of the page.
Nearly 60 miles south of Pathway Chennai, the Agro Farm property houses both The Sabin Center and The Pamela Martinez School & Home for Children. The Agro Farm is located on a 65 acre plot of land, which is still cultivated for the children’s daily meals.
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