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Each year the Colorado Legislature creates a state budget for state services like education, roads, and programs supporting people with disabilities. Colorado must maintain a balanced budget meaning the state cannot spend more than its revenue, unlike the Federal government. The process of creating the budget happens throughout the year, not just during the legislative…

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Our mission here at Developmental Pathways is to enrich lives and strengthen communities and we could not make this happen without our amazing staff. We’ll be dedicating some space on our blog to highlight staff members who play a huge role in the success of the families they support and our organization. Meet Veronica Veronica…

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I Am... Campaign

Access Gallery, an inclusive art program in Denver, exists to amplify the voices of its artists. It’s out of this mission that the “I Am..” campaign was born; to celebrate artists of all abilities during national Developmental Disability Awareness Month. The Gallery’s Graphic Design class developed the campaign. Amy Siegel, the class teacher, kept the…

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From Bill To Law

All laws begin as bills. And all bills are born from ideas. Ideas for bills often come from citizens like you, which is another reason it is important to know your legislators. The journey is a lengthy approval process between the House, Senate, and Governor. Understanding how a bill becomes a law can seem confusing…

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Who is access gallery

70% of people with disabilities are unemployed in the United States. Access Gallery, and inclusive art gallery in Denver, is working to cut down that percentage by partnering with artists who otherwise might not have the opportunity to pursue their craft. Their goal is to figure out ways to make life a little bit better…

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9 Colorado Advocacy Organizations Graphic

Following local advocacy organizations on social media is a great way to stay informed of the latest updates on policy issues. We encourage you to follow Developmental Pathways and this handful of trusted Colorado advocacy organizations to help you monitor relevant issues and advocate for the I/DD community. Keep in mind, Colorado has so many…

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What is Legislative Session Graphic

Legislative session, commonly known as “session,” is the time period during which the Legislative Branch discusses proposed changes to the law, called “bills.” Every state’s legislature looks different. In Colorado, we have a part-time legislature that meets between January and May.  This year, session will begin on January 13th. However, due to the pandemic, it…

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2020 Holiday Programs Graphic

2020 was a tough year for us all. The holidays were different and, for many, not as joyful as years past. Nevertheless, we at DP worked to continue our holiday tradition of giving a bit of extra cheer for those in need. Since 1994, Pathways has partnered with several organizations to give presents and gift…

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Modified passage originally written by Linda M. Boelter I love my sister. Of the 5 children my parents had, I like to tell people she was the best of us and it’s true. Raquel was an example of how intellectual capacity can’t measure of the goodness in someone. Raquel was born in a time when…

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We can probably all agree that 2020 has been a doozy. From virtual learning to job loss to loneliness, this year has brought unexpected consequences. However tough the situation and circumstances, we remain committed to supporting our families the best way we can. One of our families, the Tinkers, have had an especially tough year.…

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