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The Pledge

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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Diane Dwyer
Todd Husak
Eric Heitmann

The world is filled with caring people, be one of them


There are seven partners, be one of them.


Gatepath became the founding partner of Pledge to Support Inclusion campaign in October 2016 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.  The campaign aims to educate and inform others about the importance and value of inclusion for everyone.    

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
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.


About Gatepath:

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 for 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 encourages 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.


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