August 2016
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Message from Craig King, 
Executive Director

It is dismaying that anybody would stoop so low as to knowingly steal from a community-based, nonprofit organization serving people with developmental disabilities.

Alas... we've  been robbed several times recently and must raise funds to cover the costs.

Two weeks ago, one of our three wheelchair passenger vans was stolen from the parking lot at our Day Program in San Jose (a 2006 Dodge Caravan, as shown in the photo). According to police, the thieves likely chopped it for "parts", as our company signage is prominently painted on the van. This van was used on a daily basis to transport participants from home to work sites and to community sites throughout Day Program hours. Fortunately, we have insurance to pay part of the replacement cost, but it will still cost us many thousands of dollars to get a new van.

If you want to read about this and the other incidents and/or help with our vehicle replacement costs, please click the button below. We thank you for supporting services for people with developmental disabilities.

Craig C. King
Executive Director
Greater Opportunities
900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-248-4464 x23

Help Us Replace Our Van

Stanford Special Needs Family Appreciation Night

You are invited to RSVP for a Special Needs Family Appreciation Night featuring the Stanford Cardinal vs. Kansas State Wildcats on Friday September 2.  This is the opening game for the new Stanford Football season.

You can have fun with your family, while helping to raise community awareness and support for people with developmental disabilities. 

Our colleagues at Community Gatepath worked with Stanford Athletics to organize this outstanding opportunity that will feature:
  • pre-game Tailgate party with all food and drinks included
  • guest appearances by the Stanford cheerleaders and student athletes
  • field passes to the Rally Tunnel at halftime (limited to the first 50 qualifying families)
 A generous underwriter helped make this event possible at a much reduced cost. Tickets are $25 per person, kids aged 5 and under are free. Deadline for ticket sales is Monday August 15.
Buy Your Tickets

The Impossible Odds of Creating Autism Housing Are Getting More Impossible

Let's be perfectly clear. Autism housing is almost impossible to create. And due to the combination of skyrocketing costs and dastardly dumdum government policies, it's only getting harder.

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