Gatepath has been “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities” for more than 95 years.

We have one of the most comprehensive service portfolios spanning all ages from early intervention for infants to community access and job training for adults and seniors. All programs are designed to prepare children and adults to actively participate in their schools, community, workplaces and at home. Learn more

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Feb 4 By Eileen Easterbrook Gatepath’s Community Access Manager Participants in Gatepath’s Community Access program having been learning a very important life skill – how to cook!  For the past couple of months, the staff has worked with the adult participants to develop menus and prepare their own ... Read More
Jan 7 By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath We recently held a series of strategic workshops at Gatepath to update our core values, as well as our vision and mission statements. As we move toward our 100th anniversary in 2020, this was a great time to come together as a leadership team and align around who w ... Read More
Dec 9 As NPR has recently reported, programs for people with developmental disabilities are being shuttered statewide. Michael Palone, a 26-year-old with mild autism, had a good job assembling packages at a work center for The Arc of Alameda County. After years of cuts to its state funding, The Arc p ... Read More
Oct 29 Gatepath was selected and funded by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities in a competitive grant process to develop “Making the Business Case: Getting Jobs for People with Developmental Disabilities”. “Making the Business Case” is a Toolkit designed to help people with special needs and ... Read More
May 21 By Sheryl Young Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families should be outraged at being overlooked again in Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget released last week. People with developmental disabilities, California’s most vulnerable population, have been passed over 14 of t ... Read More


Designed to nurture and support children with physical and developmental special needs, and create a network of support for parents.
Our programs for youth and teens focus on promoting communication, increasing personal involvement, and developing social skills.
Committed to expanding opportunities for adults with special needs to reach their greatest potential and become successful and productive members of the community.
Support sessions to help parents learn hands-on strategies to help their child learn and grow and to take care of their own well-being.