Community Gatepath

Inspiring Inclusion

aka AbilityPath, Gatepath, Abilities United   |   Redwood City, CA   |  http://www.abilitypath.org

Mission

Empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships.

Ruling year info

1946

CEO

Mr. Bryan Neider

Main address

350 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 123

Redwood City, CA 94065 USA

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EIN

94-1156502

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

AbilityPath’s mission is to empower and support individuals with developmental disabilities so they have access to all of the opportunities society has to offer. For far too long, individuals with development disabilities have “been on the outside looking in”, having limited access to educational programs designed for their needs. Employers have not been aware of the talent and capabilities of those with developmental disabilities. Parents of children with developmental disabilities have had limited resources and support to help support them and their entire family.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Employment and Staffing Services

Community Gatepath provides educational and employment programs for adults with developmental disabilities that foster personal growth, community participation and independence. Our employment and staffing services places adults with developmental disabilities in community based jobs and supports their ongoing employment.

Population(s) Served
Health

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children screened for autism and other developmental delays

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Developmental screenings are completed to identify delays as early as possible. In FY 2019 the number of screenings completed was increased by 50%.

Number of employment placements defined as temporary or seasonal

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Adult Employment and Staffing Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 40 volunteer sites partnered with AbilityPath to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with vocational training.

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

18 monthly support groups are offered to families, resulting in 216 annually.

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

389 children with and without special needs learned together in our inclusive preschools

Number of those who successfully gained employment after counseling

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Adult Employment and Staffing Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

328 adults with developmental disabilities working in the community

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AbilityPath is focused on creating inclusive communities, where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respected, and included in all aspects of society. We aim to provide every person we serve with the support they need to achieve their full potential.
We seek to inspire and motivate others to experience the power of inclusion, encouraging them to make our world fuller and more inclusive for all.

AbilityPath Aims to:
• Empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs, and community partnerships.
• Provide a lifespan of support services to thousands of children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities, along with their families.
• Inspire all community organizations and companies to be more inclusive in all of their actions and decisions.

Beginning with Early Intervention we nurture and support the motor, cognitive, communication, and social-emotional development of infants, children, and youth. One-on-one sessions with licensed therapists help children and youth ages 0-22 establish a strong foundation for future learning, giving them the ability to reach their full potential. Our Children’s Therapy services include speech and language, physical, and occupational therapy.

In our inclusive preschools we provide the highest quality care, while creating a nurturing and supportive community of children, parents and highly skilled staff. We structure developmentally appropriate, language-rich, play-based learning experiences for children of all abilities, temperaments, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Through an inclusive program that attends to the whole child, we seek to enrich every child’s experience. We believe that inclusion, which teaches the value of diversity in the community, can be learned at an early age. The model community we provide will sustain and enrich our children throughout their lives.

AbilityPath is committed to ensuring opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential. Our services build on an individual’s interests and abilities to help them increase independence through hands-on training, education, and community-based programs.

With educational, therapeutic, vocational, and family support services, AbilityPath is distinctive in providing support to individuals throughout their lifetime. Our comprehensive services are designed to help children and adults thrive at school, work, home, and in the community.

Our portfolio of services includes: Early Intervention, Family Support Services, Children's Therapy Services, Adult Day Services, Employment Services, Residential Services, and Independent Living Services. Additionally, we are very involved in advocacy at the local and state levels.

In 2019 we completed a merger with Abilities United and within 90 days nearly all operations and systems were fully integrated. The merger ensured the individuals served by Abilities United would continue to receive services without interruption and was a complete success.
Other accomplishments include: Implementation of new software for case management, preschool enrollment, billing, record keeping, attendance systems, and parent / teacher communication, held several events conducting outreach and building community awareness, two of our facilities were remodeled, our curriculum was aligned and we integrated new teaching models and philosophies, partnered in an innovative cooperative residential project, invested in staff training and development, and celebrated our 100th anniversary with a new name and brand!
Abilitypath’s strategic focus in fiscal year 2021
1.  Improve Revenue Models & Cost Structure
2.  Expand Program Innovation | Meeting the Needs of our Community
3.  Invest in Staff and Strategically Grow Hiring Pipelines
4.  Build Awareness for Rebranding, Expand Engagement & Advocacy
5.  Be Prepared for Collaboration & Merger Opportunities

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After receiving feedback from staff, we created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Gatepath

Board of directors
as of 11/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Linda Leao


Board co-chair

Steve Eskenazi

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability