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The Pledge

The Pledge for Inclusion initiative unifies organizations and individuals who are committed to creating a world where people with special needs and developmental disabilities are fully included in all aspects of life – in the classroom, the workplace and in our communities. Through this collaborative public awareness and advocacy initiative, we aim to educate and inform Californians about the importance and value of inclusion for everyone.

I pledge to Accept, Respect, and Include people of ALL abilities, including my peers with special needs and disabilities. Inclusion starts with ME!

  • I ACCEPT  people of all abilities
  • I RESPECT others and act with kindness and compassion
  • I INCLUDE people with special needs and disabilities in the classroom, in the workplace and in my community

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Champions

Diane Dwyer
Todd Husak
Eric Heitmann




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Partners

 

Become a Partner

The timing is perfect for your organization to become a partner and SPREAD THE WORD. It’s easy to do in THREE STEPS:

SIGN the online pledge at PledgeForInclusion.org
SHARE on social media using #PledgeForInclusion
BECOME a partner – email us to have your commitment shown on pledge page

Together, we are creating a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respected and included.

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About

The “Pledge for Inclusion” is a newly established public awareness and advocacy initiative in California meant to:

Unite the special needs community to be a stronger voice for the more than 300,000 Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Encourage EVERYONE to accept, respect and include people with special needs in all aspects of life – from the classroom to the workplace;
Send a positive and transformative message to policy makers that affirms our shared commitment to fostering inclusion.

About the Initiative:
Gatepath founded the Pledge for Inclusion initiative to unify organizations and individuals who are committed to creating a world where people with special needs and developmental disabilities are fully included in all aspects of life – in the classroom, the workplace and in our communities. Through this collaborative public awareness and advocacy initiative, we aim to educate and inform Californians about the importance and value of inclusion for everyone.

Given the uncertain future of funding for the disabilities system in California, we believe the timing is perfect for your organization to become a partner in this effort to affirm our shared commitment in protecting the network of support services that impact the lives of those we serve.

About Gatepath:
Gatepath has been a cornerstone of its community for more than 97 years, providing support services to individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities in the greater Bay Area. Its mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. With educational, therapeutic, vocational and family support services, Gatepath is distinctive in providing support to an individual throughout his or her lifetime. The staff collaborates with businesses, third party providers, local nonprofits and various organizations to bring the highest quality services to the children, youth and adults in our programs. Together, we are creating a world where people of all abilities are fully accepted, respect and included in all aspects of life – in the classroom, the workplace and in our communities.

For more information, visit Gatepath.org.

 

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