Gabi Dedek, a lifelong participant at Abilities United, started out in the Early Intervention program at just two months old where she learned to crawl, walk, talk, eat, and so much more. What she learned at the program, her family replicated at home, so she could continue her therapy and learning.

Gabi’s mother stated, “The fact that Abilities United was there for us made a big, big difference in our lives. It was essential to our survival. I have no idea what we would have done without the Early Intervention program.”

Today, Gabi, a graduate of the Palo Alto School district, volunteers full-time in the Abilities United Milestones Preschool and the Adult Day Activities programs. Gabi also is an artist with the Abilities United Art Program where her original works are exhibited and sold. Like her bright, bold, effusive artwork, Gabi is full of energy stating, “I want to spend the rest of my life at Abilities United! I love my life and work.”


Painting is entitled “Totally Furry”
Acrylic on paper
Gabi painted “Totally Furry” in her art class.