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Pathways Academy - Center for Neurodevelopmental Services (CNS)

Roya Ostovar, PhD, Director
Peter Loeb, MSEd, Educational Administrator

Pathways Academy is a private, year-round school developed to meet the psychological, social and academic needs of children and adolescents ages six through 22, with Asperger's Syndrome and related disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, socialization and peer-relations problems, anxiety disorders and school phobias. Operated by the Center for Neurodevelopmental Services at McLean Hospital, Pathways Academy is fully approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education and has a staff-to-student ratio of 1:2.

Program Features

At Pathways, children with similar cognitive, learning and developmental profiles are clustered together to facilitate group learning. Additionally, each child is provided with an individualized education program that fosters his/her own competence and academic growth. Social pragmatics are a core curriculum item for all students. This form of therapy is provided in group format and integrated into each student's individual learning program. Pathways Academy also provides other speech/language support, as well as occupational therapy and sensory integration, as needed.


The Pathways staff is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of certified special education teachers, developmental neuropsychologists, speech/language pathologists and occupational therapists trained in working with children with Asperger's Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Led by Roya Ostovar, PhD, director, and Peter Loeb, MSEd, educational administrator, the team works closely to integrate academic and clinical services for each student.

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Pathways Academy invites parents and students, an opportunity to tour our school and to explore the array of educational and support services available in our program. Pathways will admit a child when there is a good match between the child's needs and the school's ability to provide services. For further information about Pathways Academy please contact the Director of Admissions, Faraz M. Sabet.

Tel.: 617.855.2847
Fax: 617.855.2784


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For school hours, directions, or other general information please contact us at 617.855.2847.

About McLean Hospital

U.S. News & World Report named McLean America's #1 Hospital for Psychiatry in 2013 . McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare. For more information about McLean visit us on McLeanHospital or follow the hospital on Twitter@McLeanHospital.

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