Developmental Pathways News

Meet Abi Hammer! She Loves Her Job at Best Buddies Bakery and Cafe

After the Hammer family shared their inspiring story with us, I wanted to meet their daughter Abi and find out more about her experience with the Wellspring Community and her job at the Best Buddies Bakery and Cafe, a delicious bakery at The Emporium in Castle Rock. I have to say–Best Buddies has customer service…

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Creating a Culture of Belonging at DP

Nonprofits are often bound by the double standard of creating big impact with little funding. On the one hand, they’re expected to provide quality service for the good of the community, but on the other hand, they’re also expected to operate with less resources than their for-profit counterparts.  Although we at DP are fortunate to have…

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Community Outreach hosts Preschool Conference

To all of our early education teachers and family members of young children with disabilities and difficult behaviors. Have you recently sifted through many resources that don’t quite fit your needs? Probably so. In fact, we’ve heard from our community that you need more resources, more tools to help you parent unique children. Over the past…

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Dylan Batz honored by John Lynch Foundation

Last week, one of our own local legends at Pathways, Dylan Batz, was recognized by several other Denver legends at the John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars luncheon. John Lynch joined Broncos General Manager John Elway and new head coach Vance Joseph to honor a handful of student-athletes in the Denver area. Each year the foundation presents…

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Pathways Pantry Gets a Revamp

At DP, we think each of our departments has a knack for seeing needs in our community and finding creative ways to fill them. Our Community Outreach Department, in particular, is tasked with serving the folks who need extra help caring for a loved one with a developmental disability/delay. Some of these folks are waiting for…

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Disability Policy Seminar brings Colorado organizations together at Capitol

On March 20-22, organizations from across the nation met in Washington D.C. for the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar. The seminar offered an opportunity to unite with passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to learn and discuss key issues related to the developmental disability community on Capitol Hill.   5 Organizations Represent Colorado All in…

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Developmental Pathways Accepting Grant Applications

    We are accepting grant applications from organizations who serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays, residing within our service area of Douglas County, Arapahoe County, and the City of Aurora. A total of $300,000 will be awarded in three different areas of need identified and prioritized by individuals and families polled. The…

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The Spirit of the Holidays

Sometimes Santa comes in disguise as he did for about 700 people with developmental disabilities or delays this year. For more than a decade, the local community centered board Developmental Pathways has held their much-anticipated Holiday Outreach program. Supported individuals and/or families in need are nominated to participate in this extraordinary program. The program nominees…

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Developmental Pathways Board Member Honored as Commissioner of the Year by Colorado Counties

Congratulations to Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, a board member of Developmental Pathways! Sharpe was recently honored by Colorado counties for her “outstanding contributions,” and named Commissioner of the Year. Every year, the organization Colorado Counties recognizes the outstanding contribution by a commissioner to the statewide organization. The award was presented Nov. 29 to Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy…

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