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News for 04.15.18
 

Inaugural Gatepath Bowling Tournament for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Inaugural Gatepath Bowling Tournament for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Media Advisory
April 13, 2018
Inaugural Gatepath Bowling Tournament for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Trophy ceremony to announce winning teams

Burlingame, CA —More than 75 individuals have been competing in the inaugural Gatepath Bowling League tournament.  The league was formed earlier this year to offer adults with developmental ...
 
News for 04.02.18
 

Actor Patrick Dempsey Speaks about the Importance of Inclusion and Community at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event

Actor Patrick Dempsey Speaks about the Importance of Inclusion  and Community at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event
 
Press Release
March 9, 2017
Actor Patrick Dempsey Speaks about the Importance of Inclusion
and Community at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event

Openly shares his story of growing up with a learning disability

Burlingame, CA —Award-winning actor Patrick Dempsey, who is best known for his role as a neurologist on the hit television ...
 
News for 03.05.18
 

Patrick Dempsey Supports the Disabilities Community at Gatepath’s 10th Annual Power of Possibilities Event

Patrick Dempsey Supports the Disabilities Community at Gatepath’s 10th Annual Power of Possibilities Event
Press Release
March 5, 2018
 

Burlingame, CA — Gatepath announces award-winning actor Patrick Dempsey as guest speaker for the 10th Annual Power of Possibilities event on March 8, 2018. Dempsey, best known for his role as neurologist “McDreamy” on the hit television show Grey’s Anatomy, was diagnosed at the age of 12 with a learning ...
 
News for 02.26.18
 

Gatepath Receives $50,000 Grant From The Peninsula Health Care District

Gatepath Receives $50,000 Grant From The Peninsula Health Care District
 
Press Release
February 28, 2018

 
Redwood City, CA — Gatepath is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. This grant will support Gatepath’s mission to empower individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential ...
 
News for 10.31.17
 

Experts on Inclusive Employment Urge Corporate America to Increase Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Experts on Inclusive Employment Urge Corporate America to Increase Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Press Release
October 31, 2017

Experts on Inclusive Employment Urge Corporate America to Increase Neurodiversity in the Workplace

San Mateo, CA –  More than 200 people attended Gatepath’s second annual Distinguished Speaker Series to hear a panel of four experts shared their findings on the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as ...
 
News for 10.13.17
 

Trader Joe’s Receives Disability Employment Award

Trader Joe’s Receives Disability Employment Award
Press Release
October 16, 2017
Recognized for partnering with Gatepath to create an inclusive and diverse workplace

Redwood City, CA – For more than four years, Gatepath has partnered with Trader Joe’s to employ individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the Peninsula. Since 2013, Trader Joe’s has hired seven individuals at ...
 
News for 03.24.17
 

Actor Colin Farrell Speaks from the Heart at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event

Actor Colin Farrell Speaks from the Heart at Gatepath’s Power of Possibilities Event
Press Release
March 24, 2017
Openly shares his story as a parent of a child with special needs
Burlingame, CA — Actor Colin Farrell was the featured guest at Gatepath’s annual The Power of Possibilities event. As a parent of a child with special needs, Farrell has a personal connection to Gatepath’s mission of creating a world where people of ...
 
News for 02.09.17
 

GATEPATH RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE PENINSULA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

GATEPATH RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE PENINSULA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
Press Release
February 7, 2017
REDWOOD CITY, CA-: Gatepath is pleased to announce that it has received a $56,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. This grant will support Gatepath’s mission to empower people with special needs and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential through ...
 
News for 02.08.17
 

Award-winning Actor Colin Farrell to Deliver Keynote Address at “The Power of Possibilities” Event

Award-winning Actor Colin Farrell to Deliver Keynote Address at “The Power of Possibilities” Event
Recognizing the achievements of people with special needs and disabilities
Press Release
February 1, 2017
Redwood City, CA —Actor Colin Farrell will deliver the keynote address at Gatepath’s annual Power of Possibilities recognition event on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront in Burlingame, CA. As a parent ...
 
News for 01.12.17
 

Gatepath Names Four New Directors to Board

Working to create a world where people with special needs are fully accepted, respected and included
Redwood City, CA — Gatepath, one of the oldest and largest Bay Area nonprofits serving children and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities, recently named four new members to its Board of Directors.

“We have an amazing board ...
 
News for 10.05.16
 

Hundreds of Parents in Disability Community Join Together at Town Hall Forum

Receive expert advice on how to plan for their child’s future
October 4, 2016 
Redwood City, CA — “What happens to my child when I am gone?” It is question no parent wants to think about, but is especially important when that child has special needs or developmental disabilities, and requires a team of support for his or her entire life. ...
 
News for 09.03.16
 

Hundreds in the Disabilities Community Join Together to Attend Stanford Cardinal Home Opener

Hundreds in the Disabilities Community Join Together to Attend Stanford Cardinal Home Opener
At the Inaugural “Special Needs Family Appreciation Night”
Press Release
September 3, 2016

Redwood City, CA — Several Bay Area nonprofits serving individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities joined together for the inaugural “Special Needs Family Appreciation Night” at the Stanford Cardinal home opener against the Kansas ...
 
News for 04.19.16
 

Long-Term Funding by Genentech Supports Local Youth with Autism

Long-Term Funding by Genentech Supports Local Youth with Autism
Making it possible for Gatepath to serve more students in its Autism Social Connection media arts classes
Press Release
April 21, 2016

Redwood City, CA — During  the past four years, Genentech has generously donated $175,000 in grants to help fund Gatepath’s Autism Social Connection (ASC) film and media arts classes, making it possible for ...
 
News for 02.04.16
 

GATEPATH RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE PENINSULA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT

GATEPATH RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT FROM THE PENINSULA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
Press Release
February 4, 2016
Redwood City, CA — Gatepath is pleased to announce that it has received a $51,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District’s (PHCD) Community Grants Program. This grant will support Gatepath’s mission of empowering people with special needs and disabilities to achieve their full potential through innovative, ...
 
News for 01.20.16
 

Governor Brown’s Budget Is Failing People with Developmental Disabilities

Press Release
January 20, 2015
San Francisco, CA -- Californians should be outraged that, once again, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are being shortchanged in Governor Jerry Brown’s budget released January 7, 2016. It is very optimistic to think the governor’s proposed tax on health plans could possibly generate ...
 
News for 01.11.16
 

Bay Area Hospital Makes Big Donation to Support People with Special Needs and Disabilities

Bay Area Hospital Makes Big Donation to Support People with Special Needs and Disabilities
Press Release
January 11, 2015
Redwood City, CA — Gatepath, the oldest nonprofit in Silicon Valley providing support services to individuals with special needs and their families, announced that Sutter Health Mills-Peninsula Health Services made a $200,000 donation to support Gatepath’s continued work in developing innovative and inclusive ...
 
News for 12.23.15
 

Electronic Arts Hosts Exclusive Holiday Party for Children with Special Needs

Gatepath’s Early Intervention Participants Visit with Santa Claus in Private Setting

REDWOOD CITY, CA – For nearly 20 years, Electronic Arts (EA) executives have hosted an annual holiday party and private visit with Santa Claus for children with special needs in Gatepath’s Early Intervention Program. EA has made it possible for thousands of ...
 
News for 10.22.15
 

Gaming Industry Leader, Bryan Neider, Announced as Gatepath’s New CEO

PRESS RELEASE:
October 22, 2015
CONTACT: Julia Ballantyne, 916.390.4671 cell
Jballantyne@gatepath.org
 
Gaming Industry Leader, Bryan Neider, Announced as Gatepath’s New CEO
Neider to Succeed Sheryl Young in leading the longest-tenured Bay Area agency serving people with disabilities
Redwood City, CA – Gatepath, a Bay Area nonprofit serving ...
 
News for 10.20.15
 

Uniqlo Honored for Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities

PRESS RELEASE:
October 20, 2015
CONTACT:
Julia Ballantyne, 916.390.4671 cell
Jballantyne@gatepath.com

San Francisco, CA — Global Japanese retailer Uniqlo was named "Employer of the Year" at Gatepath's "Power of Possibilities" recognition event for its commitment to hiring adults with special needs and disabilities.
"It's such an honor to ...
 
News for 05.15.15
 

Nonprofit Leader Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

PRESS RELEASE:
May 15, 2015
CONTACT:
Julia Ballantyne, 916.390.4671 cell
Jballantyne@gatepath.com
Nonprofit Leader Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognized for being one of the most influential nonprofit leaders in San Mateo County
Redwood City, CA –Community Gatepath CEO Sheryl Young, considered by the community as one ...
 
News for 01.28.15
 

Take Care of Yourself, So You Can Take Care of Those With Special Needs

Take Care of Yourself, So You Can Take Care of Those With Special Needs
Special Needs Wellness Fair
Teresa is a single mom raising three daughters ages 10, 17 and 22. She has a busy part-time career as a sales manager for a Bay Area based computer engineering company. Her eldest daughter Corrie was born with Cerebral Palsy and requires around-the-clock care.  She struggles daily with balancing the activities of her ...
 
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 11.05.14
 

Caring Santa is Coming to Town!

Caring Santa is Coming to Town!
Caring Santa is making his way back to the North Pole and stopping at Stanford Shopping Center on his way home! Visit the jolly fellow on Sunday, December 7th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Caring Santa is unique experience, where children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session with Santa in an environment set ...
 
News for 08.14.14
 

Touch-a-Truck FREE family Event 9/20/14

Touch-a-Truck FREE family Event 9/20/14
Climb, explore and discover your favorite things on wheels. Bring your family to a BIG DAY OF FUN as we transform our school parking lot into a FREE car and truck touch museum.
There will also be a FAMILY FUN FAIRE with Art Projects, Face Painting, and Entertainment. Fun for the entire family! Fun Faire Entrance Fee - $20 per ...

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