Founded in August 1992, four parents and one sister of developmentally disabled adults joined together in hopes of starting an adult day program. They presented their ideas to the Easter Seals Board of Directors and everyone agreed that it was a wonderful plan. Shortly after, the parents and their newly hired staff settled in a facility, and people from all over the Oakland County started coming to see and attend the "Gateways" program. The program thrived even with many financial challenges they faced. In April 2004, the organization became an independent non-proft seperate from Easter Seals and called itself "New Gateways." Today, the program remains intact with an even stronger team and supportive families.