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LorElle’s Story

Meet LorElle, commonly known as Elle – a very talkative little girl with the ability to light up any room. We got to play and chat with Elle and her mom this summer at a park near their home. It’s one of their favorite places to visit. Elle began receiving supports from Developmental Pathways early…

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Taryn’s Story

Woman in sunglasses smiling and sitting in a field of grass

For many, family is important; but for Taryn, family is everything. Taryn was born with Down syndrome and grew up in California. At 4 years old, her father passed away, creating a tighter relationship between her sisters and mom. As time passed, Taryn’s three older sisters began moving to Colorado. Once Taryn’s first niece was…

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Monique’s Story

For some individuals with disabilities, independence can feel uncertain and often comes with challenges. But in Monique’s experience, it has been nothing less than fantastic. Monique has been receiving services and supports from Developmental Pathways for almost 20 years. She has accomplished so much in this time, such as navigating public transportation, getting a job,…

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Brad’s Story

Brad and his parents first found Developmental Pathways when he was in preschool. He loved school and socializing with his classmates but needed more support than a neurotypical student. Once his mother, Mayre Lynn, and father, Dave, began navigating the I/DD system, they felt alone and left out from other families and often wished for…

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Christopher’s Story

by Laura A., Christopher’s mother (edited for content and clarity) At two years old, our son Christopher was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. When we began our path of learning and therapy, it was hard and very different from how it is now. In the beginning, I remember Developmental Pathways being the only ones who…

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Saraly’s Story

Click for English Version ¿Cómo se conectó usted Developmental Pathways? ¿Todavía recibe servicios y ayuda de ellos? Bueno, yo les conocí a ustedes debido que cuando le dieron el primer diagnóstico a mi hija y asistí a una junta de del Grupo Vida. También, con algunos folletos en ferias de recursos que encontraba. En estos…

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2020 Holiday Programs

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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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Remembering Raquel

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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Sullivan’s Story

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, has had an especially tough year.…

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Liam’s Story

Upon receiving a diagnosis, Liam’s parents realized that life is going to be different for their son. They are grateful to have found community supports through their work with Developmental Pathways. For example, Liam’s love of music started at an early age and he now participates in music therapy. Additionally, DP was able to provide movement-based exercises he can…

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