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News for 12.22.16
 

Holiday haircuts a gift from the heart

Holiday haircuts a gift from the heart
By Beth Spotswood • Published: December 21, 2016
An adult client of the Gatepath Family Resource Center caught a glimpse of his new haircut in the mirror at the San Mateo Zoo barbershop. “I look good,” he beamed. “Boom!”
The small barbershop is normally closed on Mondays, but this week, owner Travis Sweeney opened it to give free haircuts to ...
 
News for 01.27.16
 

Support ‘withers away’ for people with special needs: State has pulled $1 billion in funding since 2008; nonprofits losing money

Support ‘withers away’ for people with special needs: State has pulled $1 billion in funding since 2008; nonprofits losing money
By Bill Silverhab
Originally appeard in The San Mateo Daily Journal

While California’s budget is balanced with a $3.6 billion surplus, agencies that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities say Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed spending plan for fiscal year 2016-17 puts their agencies at risk of collapse.
The state is the ...
 
News for 01.20.16
 

Gov. Brown needs to increase funding for developmentally disabled

This article originally appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle.
By Bryan Neider and Jenni Moran
Californians should be outraged that, once again, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are being shortchanged in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget. The governor has proposed a tax on health plans that could generate funds for the ...
 
News for 04.29.15
 

A Roadmap to "Life After High School"

A Roadmap to
Throughout 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. Families will face overwhelming changes when the systems that have been in place to support both child and family disappear o ...
 
News for 01.29.15
 

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities

A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities
A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities
**Image: Jennifer Lortie, who has limited arm and leg use due to cerebral palsy, works on an iPad in her Willimantic, Connecticut, office. (SOURCE: AP/Jessica Hill)**
Disability can be both a cause and consequence of economic insecurity. It is a cause because disability or illness can lead to job loss ...
 
News for 12.19.14
 

Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
ABLE Act passed! **Information by National Disability Institute**
(Washington, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2014) – Last night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in 2006, and subsequent sessions of Congress, the ABLE Act will allow people with disabilities ...
 
News for 11.19.14
 

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!


Gatepath Impacts Lives… You Can “Tue”!
In two weeks, on December 2, Gatepath will participate in #GivingTuesday, an online day of giving. You can help us spread the word by sharing this email, our social media posts or blogs about #GivingTuesday with your networks.
#GivingTuesday is a day to give back. If everyone in our online ...
 
News for 11.13.14
 

Gatepath & Wings Learning Center join forces for A Wellness Special Needs Resource Fair!

Wings Learning CenterCommunity Gatepath are joining forces to present a unique Resource Fair for the special needs community. On Saturday, February 7, 2015, caregivers and professionals who take care of children, youth and adults with special needs will have an opportunity to come together and focus on THEIR wellness needs.. They will have the ...
 
News for 10.28.14
 

Donor Spotlight: Sara & James Jungroth

Donor Spotlight: Sara & James Jungroth
Employment is a true equalizer. The Department of Labor projects that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) employment will increase by one million jobs annually by 2022, fueling the focus on STEM in education and job training in Silicon Valley.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in ...
 
News for 10.22.14
 

Learning Links Preschool Expansion

Learning Links Preschool Expansion
Community Gatepath opened the doors to our newest program – and our first location in Santa Clara County – on February 24th at the City of Mountain View Learning Links Preschool. Here 96 children ages six weeks to five years participate in an exciting play-based curriculum that is enhanced by extracurricular activities such as music, dance, and ...
 
News for 10.13.14
 

Autism Social Connection at Maker Faire

Autism Social Connection at Maker Faire
For the first time, Autism Social Connection (ASC) exhibited at the San Mateo Maker Faire on Saturday, May 17th. The proposal and preparation for the exhibit booth took months, and each class contributed their effort, time and ideas for an educational, interactive and overall fun experience for everyone.
ASC’s booth included TVs showing our ...
 
News for 10.01.14
 

Student Hopes to Work in Criminal Justice

Student Hopes to Work in Criminal Justice
Bobby describes himself as a social person, so after graduating from Capuchino High School in San Bruno, he looked forward to working. His first job was during the 2008 presidential election, setting up a polling place, handing voters forms, and directing them to voting machines.
It turned out he was overly enthusiastic – due more to the ...