Providing a Gateway to Abilities from Disabilities

Gate follows the local school calendar. Typically the program is open from the first week in August through the last week in May. School breaks are duplicated. This normally includes one week in fall, one week in spring, and two weeks in December. The daily hours of operation are from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. They participate as a group in three local Special Olympics events: Basketball, Bowling and Track and Field.

Upcoming Events at the Gate

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Alcoa High School Student Commons Area

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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No tickets needed! This is the 15th year for this annual family-friendly community event! Come enjoy an array of delicious desserts, enjoy live music & special songs from the GateCrashers along with a silent auction. The entire event supports our day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Blount County. No tickets needed.... just your donations and the desire to sustain a "Gateway to Abilities from disabilities" at the Gate - Gateway to Independence

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Alcoa Kiwani's 2018 Antique & Appraisal Fair

In conjunction with the ETPIC Political Memorabilia Show

and Blount County Friends of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale


Saturday March 24, 2018 | 10:00am - 2:00pm



Maryville First Baptist Church Family Life Center

202 West Lamar Alexander Parkway

Featuring Noted Appraisers • Case Antiques •

Focus on Coins, Guns & Military, Books & Documents


All proceeds support "The Gate"

$5 Admission includes one appraisal. Additional appraisals : $5 Each

Lunches available through Alcoa Kiwanis Club for $5 each


Point of contact : David Duggan  •  •  984-6551


Get in the Game!! Show your support for the Gate! Join us to Cheer on the University of Tennessee Volunteers on the big screen while they play on the road. Relax and enjoy a hometown TailGate party with BBQ  and cold beverages. More details to follow.



P.O. Box 6023  Maryville, TN 37802

The Gate is a 501c3 non-profit  •  EIN #86-1084910