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Empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. Our volunteers are essential partners and help make a real difference in the depth and breadth of our programs and services. By sharing their time, talents, and energy, volunteers make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of our participants and in our community. Whether it’s interacting directly with our students with special needs or working behind the scenes, Gatepath volunteers take part in a rich, rewarding--and fun--experience that benefits adults, youth, and children with learning differences and developmental disabilities.
For more than 95 years, Gatepath has been "Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities." As one of the premier nonprofits in Silicon Valley, we provide inclusive programs for people with special needs at all stages and ages. These programs enable Gatepath to create opportunities of greater independence for children, youth, and adults with special needs and disabilities, empowering both individuals and families through diverse, individualized education and support services. Our dedicated staff encourage physical, developmental, and social well-being at all levels, including early intervention and therapy for children, inclusive preschools, support services for families, social communication programs for youth, vocational training for adults, and employment placement. An online resource center is available at AbilityPath.org and peer-to-peer programs allow parents to share expertise and insights.
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