Health & Day Care

Health & Daily Care

From mealtimes to vaccines and everything in between, this information will help you establish routines for the day to day needs of your child.

My Community


Special considerations when buying toys for children with special needs.

Establishing Services

Establishing Services

Don't know where to start? Overwhelmed by all the acronyms? Learn how to navigate the system of care and tips on preparing for IEPs.

Meet Our Experts

Meet Our Experts

Our panel of experts combine medical and therapeutic perspectives with years of experience working passionately alongside famiiles and children with special needs.

Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

A library of resources, reference links and easy to print guidelines for you to post on the fridge and share with others!

Love, Laugh & Live


This section is devoted to our amazing moms. It's ok, in fact we encourage you to laugh and develop goals for YOURSELF! Share your secrets of sanity and be encouraged to take time for you!


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New Free Report!

A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Life After High School

Finding Balance - report

Learn more about the obesity risks of children with special needs...

Obesity risks of children with special needs
Blog Posts

An Open Letter to Simon Property Group,, and Fashion Valley Mall

By Wendy at Military Special Needs Network

MSNN“Would it be OK if I hold your daughter in my arms?” was a question that will forever be written on my heart. For the first time in my daughter’s life, Santa Claus didn’t just see right through her. He saw her, noticed her, held her in his arms and brought the magic of the season to her life.... read more »

Q&A with Lauren Potter

By Richmond Magazine

Lauren PotterActress Lauren Potter is best known for playing the cheerleader Becky Jackson on the long-running Fox television series Glee, but she’s also becoming known as an advocate and champion for us all... read more »

A Guest Blog by Alexis Wineman

By Guest Blogger Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012

AbilityPath guest blogger, Sheryl YoungMy life wouldn’t be the same without my sister... read more »

Living a Healthier Life: A Report by AbilityPath Provides Tips for "Finding Balance"

By Guest Blogger Sheryl Young, Chief Executive Officer of Community Gatepath (Gatepath) and

AbilityPath guest blogger, Sheryl YoungMaintaining a healthy weight can be a lifelong battle, especially for individuals with disabilities... read more »

A Roadmap to "Life After High School"

By Guest Blogger Tracey Fecher, Vice President of Programs for Community Gatepath

AbilityPath guest blogger, Sheryl YoungThroughout the next decade, more than half a million young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in America will be "aging-out" of the education system when they turn 21 or 22. Those statistics are alarming. read more »

Connect with AbilityPath

Groundbreaking reports

Risk factors for kids with Special Needs

The Journey to Life After High School” – A Transition Guide
Walk A Mile in Their Shoes” – Bullying Children with Special Needs
Finding Balance” – Obesity and the Child with Special Needs
Development Toys

We recently sat down with a group of Community Gatepath therapists to review toys and spotlight which products work well.

Parents of children with special needs face distinct challenges. On one hand, gifts for these children must possess the same key characteristic as gifts for neurotypical kids; they must be fun. On the other hand, the gifts need to be age and ability appropriate, and should elicit communication and motor skills improvement across the board.

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