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June 20, 2020 — Press Release

Gatepath and Abilities United Become AbilityPath

New Name and Tagline—Inspiring Inclusion—Position California, Developmental Disabilities Service Provider for the Next 100 Years

April 30, 2020 — Executive Update

COVID-19 Updates

Dear AbilityPath Family,
The pace of changes we have had to adapt to this week has been unprecedented. I know how unsettling and disorienting this has been for all of us.

March 26, 2020 — In the News

2020 Inclusion Publication

In recognition of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (March 2020) Gatepath partnered with Goodwill, Hope Services, Housing Choices, LSA Homes, Options for All, SCDD Central Coast, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education, Therapy and Via Services to create a custom news print publication to bring a positive message of inclusion on behalf of those with disabilities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

February 13, 2020 — In the News

County Eyes ‘A Unique Opportunity’ for Affordable Housing in Palo Alto for Adults With Disabilities

A small, Santa Clara County-owned property in south Palo Alto may soon be redeveloped to create an increasingly valuable and rare commodity: affordable housing for adults with disabilities.

February 7, 2020 — In the News

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces 2020 CZI Community Fund Recipients

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations working on the most critical issues facing local communities.

February 6, 2020 — Executive Update

Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote – Everyone’s Voice Matters!

The thought of more than 150,000 Californians with developmental disabilities using their voice to vote on election day is incredibly powerful! 

February 4, 2020 — Press Release

Healthcare District and Nonprofits Join Forces to Open First Cooperative Housing Model for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in San Mateo County

Peninsula Health Care District, Gatepath and Housing Choices have formed a partnership to establish the first cooperative living homes in San Mateo County for adults with developmental disabilities.

January 15, 2020 — Press Release

Governor Newsom Says California’s Special Education is in Crisis

Yet His State Budget Proposal for 2020-21 Fails to Adequately Fund Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

December 28, 2019 — In the News

At Gatepath, we look at our Vision, Mission and Values

At Gatepath, we look at our Vision, Mission and Values statements as our “North Star”, defining the optimal future state of what we want to achieve as an organization over time.

December 17, 2019 — In the News

Hillsborough Living: Spotlight on Gatepath

Spotlight on Gatepath.

November 11, 2019 — Press Release

Four Award-Winning Authors Champion Inclusion at the 28th Annual Authors Luncheon

A benefit for children and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities.

September 23, 2019 — Press Release

David Maraniss, Cathleen Schine, J. Ryan Stradal, and Deborah Underwood Announced as Guest Authors at Abilities United 28th Annual Authors Luncheon

A benefit that supports children and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities

August 1, 2019 — In the News

The Power of Possibilities: Empowering People with Special Needs with Gatepath

Back in May, we were lucky enough to host Gatepath for its film festival event. The participants transformed our Barn into the the Wild West for the evening to showcase the short films they’d made. We are honored to support the work Gatepath is doing.

June 27, 2019 — Executive Update

California’s State Budget for the Developmental Disabilities System Falls Short

Over the past several months, we have advocated for improved funding of the developmental disabilities system in the FY2019-20 California State Budget, seeking to stabilize the safety net of services that Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) rely on.

June 17, 2019 — Press Release

Gatepath and Abilities United Finalize Affiliation Agreement

Two Bay Area nonprofits join forces to become the largest provider of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the Peninsula.

May 16, 2019 — Executive Update

Governor’s Revised Budget Neglects the Needs of the Developmental Disabilities Community

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget for FY 2019-20. While the Governor’s budget included a modest increase to the developmental disabilities system, the funding is limited to only a few designated program areas and it provides virtually no funding relief for most service providers.

April 18, 2019 — Executive Update

You Have the Power to Influence Change

It’s been more than a decade since the Great Recession significantly impacted the funding for California’s developmental disability system. Since 2008 the cumulative budget cuts and inflationary impact to service providers has created a net shortfall of nearly $1.1 billion.

March 28, 2019 — Executive Update

The Power of Possibilities Event Highlights the Importance and Impact of Inclusion

Gatepath held its 11th Annual Power of Possibilities on March 21, 2019.

March 22, 2019 — Press Release

NFL Super Bowl Champion Kurt Warner Speaks About the Importance of Inclusion at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event

Warner shares his inspiring story about being a parent of a child with special needs.

March 19, 2019 — Executive Update

Collaboration Helps Nonprofits Thrive

It was a privilege to participate recently in Thrive’s strategic retreat, where we explored new ways to achieve the organization’s mission of supporting and promoting a nonprofit sector that’s a major contributor to the economic and social health of San Mateo County.

March 19, 2019 — In the News

People with Disabilities Lose as Programs Shrink or Close in Costly Bay Area

State and federal funding hasn’t matched rising rents or wages, the leaders of nonprofit organizations and for-profit business serving people with disabilities say.

March 18, 2019 — Executive Update

Transforming the Nonprofit Mindset

Nonprofits face the ongoing challenge of figuring out how best to adapt to ever-changing economic, technological, social, and political environments. As one way to survive in times of limited funding and excessive risk aversion, nonprofit leaders often adopt a scarcity mindset that leads to extreme cost reduction.

March 12, 2019 — Executive Update

Rotary Club Supports Gatepath and Our Mission of Inclusion

It was a privilege to be welcomed as a new member of the Rotary Club of Burlingame. 

February 22, 2019 — Press Release

Gatepath and Abilities United Enter Merger Talks

Two Bay Area nonprofits serving individuals with developmental disabilities explore strategic alliance to proactively address significant underfunding of California’s disabilities system.

February 15, 2019 — Executive Update

Carolina Ballardares Receives Spotlight on Excellence Award

We are extremely proud of Carolina Balladares, our Watch Me Grow and Family Resource Center manager, for receiving the Spotlight on Excellence Award from First 5 San Mateo County.

February 15, 2019 — Press Release

Gatepath Receives a Grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Grant supports organizations working to address the basic and more urgent needs of at-risk and vulnerable individuals in four San Mateo County Communities.

February 15, 2019 — Press Release

New Executive Committee to Board of Directors Announced

Gatepath, a nonprofit serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 98 years, announced the appointments of a new Executive Committee to its Board of Directors. These individuals bring to the organization an array of professional expertise in the areas of finance, education, health, law, and operations.

January 31, 2019 — In the News

Let’s Celebrate! 13 Peninsula Birthday Spots

Grins ‘n’ Giggles party space was designed with specialized indoor and outdoor play structures to accommodate children of all abilities and accessible for those with special needs and disabilities. Best of all, it’s available year-round, rain or shine.

January 31, 2019 — In the News

The First Inclusive Party Place for Kids with Special Needs is Here!

Located in Burlingame, Grins ‘n’ Giggles is a party place for children of all abilities ages two to five.  

January 28, 2019 — Press Release

NFL Super Bowl Champion Kurt Warner and Award-Winning Journalist Nancy O’Dell Announced as Guest Speakers at Gatepath’s 11th Annual Power of Possibilities

Two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner will be the guest speaker at Gatepath’s 11th Annual Power of Possibilities event on March 21, 2019 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA.

January 3, 2019 — In the News

Nonprofits Struggle with Growing Rents

If growing anxiety over lease renewals and scoping ways to downsize are an emblem of an expensive real estate market squeezing Bay Area residents and businesses, the reality of rising space rents and prices is not lost on San Mateo County nonprofits fighting to remain in the communities they serve.

January 3, 2019 — Executive Update

The High Cost of Operating a Business in the Bay Area Challenges Nonprofits

Insights from Gatepath were featured in a recent San Mateo Daily Journal article entitled “Nonprofits struggle with growing rents,” which brings to light one of the biggest challenges facing Bay Area based nonprofits – increasingly high operating costs.

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