Accept

We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Header Image

Blog

Get the FeedGet RSS Feed
 
News for 07.17.18
 

All Smiles at the Annual Summer Picnic hosted by the Gatepath Auxiliary

All Smiles at the Annual Summer Picnic hosted by the Gatepath Auxiliary
All Smiles at the Annual Summer Picnic hosted by the Gatepath Auxiliary
Cathy Nessier, President, Gatepath Auxiliary

Last week, the Gatepath Auxiliary hosted its annual summer picnic at Coyote Point for more than 100 individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities in Gatepath's adult program, Community Access. Co-chaired by ...
 
News for 04.11.18
 

Being a Voice for People with Developmental Disabilities

Being a Voice for People with Developmental Disabilities
Being a Voice for People with Developmental Disabilities
By Sarah Verity, Gatepath Board Relations Manager
I was very proud to represent Gatepath at this year’s Legislative Affairs Conference run by the California Disability Services Association (CDSA), a statewide association representing nearly 100 community-based organizations that provide ...
 
News for 04.03.18
 

Cristine's 50-Year Journey with Gatepath

Cristine's 50-Year Journey with Gatepath
Cristine's 50-Year Journey with Gatepath
By Bryan Neider, CEO

“Gatepath has changed over the years, but for me it has always been about getting out in the community. I have come to realize that Gatepath is part of my family. . . this is where I belong.” – Cristine

While catching up with Cristine, a member of our Community Access ...
 
News for 02.08.18
 

Sam Franco on Superhero Social Justice

Sam Franco on Superhero Social Justice
By Sarah Verity, Board Relations Manager

“It inspires me to think that people today are fighting for justice and equality in the world, like superheroes from 80’s and 90’s action movies! But, instead of using violence and physical force they use other tools. They use pen, paper, and their thoughts.” –Sam Franco

I met Sam Franco, who’s ...
 
News for 01.25.18
 

South San Francisco Police Department Creates Police Academy Class for Gatepath Students

South San Francisco Police Department Creates Police Academy Class for Gatepath Students
By Danielle Azzalino, Gatepath’s Director of Adult Services
“The Gatepath Police Academy, initiated by the South San Francisco Police Department, not only provided Gatepath students with insight to their law enforcement community officers and what they do, it also provided South San Francisco police officers with an opportunity to get to know ...
 
News for 01.09.18
 

New Film Class Teacher Focused on Building Students' Confidence and Social Skills

New Film Class Teacher Focused on Building Students' Confidence and Social Skills
“The filmmaking process nurtures creativity, communication, and a common goal. It is also a platform that can influence positive social change." – Catherine Lee
We are pleased to introduce Catherine Lee, our new Gatepath Social Connection Film and Media Arts Class teacher for teens and young adults with learning or developmental differences....
 
News for 12.07.17
 

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering
By Erin Montgomery, Vice President of Human Resources, Gatepath

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
- Nelson Mandela


With the holiday season upon us, the quote above from Nelson Mandela serves ...
 
News for 10.31.17
 

Top 10 Tips on Bullying Prevention by a Parent of a Child with Special Needs

Top 10 Tips on Bullying Prevention by a Parent of a Child with Special Needs
By Cynthia Hanlon, coordinator, Gatepath's Family Resource Center

Each month, I moderate a support group for caregivers of children with special needs and developmental disabilities in San Mateo County through Gatepath's Family Resource Center.  One of the most common re-occurring topics from parents is bullying.  According to PACER’s National ...
 
News for 09.14.17
 

Gatepath Expands Children's Therapy Services

Gatepath Expands Children's Therapy Services
By Bryan Neider, Gatepath CEO

Gatepath is thrilled to announce that it is now providing children's therapy services previously offered by Associated Learning and Language Specialists, Inc. (ALLS), an organization that's been delivering services to families in the greater Bay Area for more than 30 years.
With the addition of more than 20 former ...
 
News for 08.24.17
 

Writing Foundations: Having Fun and Learning Important Skills at an Early Age

Writing Foundations:  Having Fun and Learning Important Skills at an Early Age
By Catherine Buckman, MA OTR/L, Lead Occupational Therapist at Gatepath
For many families, going back to school is an exciting time. For some families, however, this time comes with worry when their child struggles with handwriting skills in the classroom. Getting a jumpstart on handwriting at the preschool level can set your child up for ...
 
News for 08.24.17
 

My Memorable Internship at Gatepath

My Memorable Internship at Gatepath
By Kendall Sui, student at Santa Clara University
Before starting my internship at Gatepath, I was thinking about a future career in therapy or nursing. Now, as my summer internship comes to an end, and as I reflect on the experience, I’m even more committed than ever to a career in the health field. I feel there are so many possibilities ahead ...
 
News for 07.20.17
 

CollegePath Student, Nicole Adler, to Give Keynote at National Down Syndrome Convention

CollegePath Student, Nicole Adler, to Give Keynote at National Down Syndrome Convention
Nicole Adler, a 22-year-old student at the College of San Mateo, is described as an ambitious and passionate advocate for inclusion. Her dream is to become a motivational speaker who inspires individuals with disabilities to be better self-advocates – and she will be taking a step toward achieving her dream tomorrow as the keynote speaker at the ...
 
News for 06.16.17
 

The Deepest Love – A Stepfather’s Perspective

The Deepest Love – A Stepfather’s Perspective
By Dr. Alan Carlos Hernandez, Gatepath Program Committee Member and Father of Manuel
A Night I’ll Never Forget
One night in the summer of 1989, a police officer came to our home to inform us that Manuel (“Manny”), my wife’s 19-year-old son and my stepson, had been hurt and that we needed to go immediately to San Francisco General Hospital (SF ...
 
News for 06.16.17
 

Action Alert: Five Ways To Use Your Voice to SAVE Medicaid

Action Alert: Five Ways To Use Your Voice to SAVE Medicaid
By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath
Right now, it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. U.S. Senators have until July 5th to decide the fate of Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and are proposing more than $800 billion in cuts, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  Medicaid provides the federal funding for healthcare for individuals with ...
 
News for 06.14.17
 

Top 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Activity for Your Child with Special Needs

Top 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Activity for Your Child with Special Needs
By Marcy Uecker, Family Resource Center Coordinator
As staff at Gatepath’s Family Resource Center, who are also parents of a child with special needs, we ask ourselves each summer, “What are the best activities for our kids?”  Like most parents, the answer is always -- summer camps! They offer a variety of options, locations, themes, and times, ...
 
News for 06.01.17
 

Honoring Creative and Supportive Educators

Honoring Creative and Supportive Educators
By Jennie Chien, M.A.,ECSE, Director of Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Last Month, we celebrated the nearly 40-plus team members serving at the Learning Links inclusive preschools in Burlingame and Mountain View for Educator Appreciation Month. I’m honored to work with them, and thinks it’s important to recognize their extraordinary impact ...
 
News for 04.14.17
 

Subminimum Wage: Gatepath Makes Proactive Changes

Subminimum Wage: Gatepath Makes Proactive Changes
By Tracey Carrillo Fecher, Gatepath Vice President of Programs
“It is amazing to see how the Gatepath employees always come to work happy and smiling, and they have a desire to learn and are excited about being in the job force,” said Chris Benson, Walgreens District Manager of Pharmacy & Retail Operations.
While the state of California permits ...
 
News for 03.08.17
 

Visiting California Legislature. Advocating for Our Community.

Visiting California Legislature. Advocating for Our Community.
By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath
I had an opportunity to visit the California State Legislature last week. I, along with other developmental disabilities service providers, shared the need for increased stability and support for the organizations that serve over 315,000 Californians. I am pleased to report that my colleagues at the California ...
 
News for 02.28.17
 

A Memorable Evening with Colin Farrell

A Memorable Evening with Colin Farrell
By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath
“What one person deems a disability, another person deems … an opportunity to show the strength and deep reserve of the human spirit.” – Colin Farrell
On March 23, award-winning actor, Colin Farrell, will join Gatepath for a memorable evening to share his personal story of what it means to raise a child who is ...
 
News for 02.23.17
 

Electronic Arts Conducts Training on Workplace Inclusion

Electronic Arts Conducts Training on Workplace Inclusion
The path to an inclusive workplace starts with asking what it means to hire people with different abilities. Electronic Arts (EA) recently brought together human resources professionals from their offices throughout North America for a training session on the importance of having a diverse workforce and hiring people with special needs and ...
 
News for 02.09.17
 

Check out Our Newly Renovated Program Spaces!

Check out Our Newly Renovated Program Spaces!
By Erin Montgomery
“Architecture is the expression of values.” – Norman Foster
Gatepath’s program space and learning environments reflect our values and vision of creating a world where people of all abilities are respected, accepted and included. Two recent renovation projects have made significant improvements for our adult programs, creating ...
 
News for 02.09.17
 

Practicing Self-Advocacy During Java with Jerry

Practicing Self-Advocacy During Java with Jerry
By Norma Hernandez
As a staff member in Gatepath’s adult services, I’m always looking for new experiences for the people I serve. Every month, Senator Jerry Hill hosts Java with Jerry in locations throughout the Bay Area to give his constituents the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas – all over a free cup of coffee! When I heard about ...
 
News for 01.12.17
 

Welcome to our New Board Members

Welcome to our New Board Members
By Bryan Neider, Gatepath CEO
We have an amazing board at Gatepath and adding new members is a great way to continue furthering our objective of creating a world where individuals of all abilities are fully accepted, respected and included.
I’m excited to announce the addition of four new board members: Jeff Brown (Senior Vice President of ...
 
News for 01.06.17
 

The Time is NOW to Embrace Inclusion

The Time is NOW to Embrace Inclusion
By Bryan Neider, CEO, Gatepath

So many of us have been deeply saddened by the recent tragic event in Chicago, where a teen with developmental disabilities was beaten and humiliated by his peers live on Facebook. It is a stark reminder that we need to remain committed to instilling the values of acceptance and respect of people of all ...
 
News for 12.20.16
 

Electronic Arts 20 Year Anniversary Party

Electronic Arts 20 Year Anniversary Party


 
This December, we celebrated Electronic Arts’s (EA) annual holiday party for Gatepath’s children with special needs and their families. This time-honored tradition features one-on-one quiet time with Santa, where families can take as many pictures as they want in a sensory-friendly location without having to endure the stress of waiting in ...

  • Go to page:
  • Page 1 of/ 2 ( 1-25 of 50 Records )