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Great opportunity for future leaders in the disability community

The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is accepting applications for the first in a series of five annual leadership academies offered by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence. This program is a component of the Leadership Institute for Cultural […]

Achievable opens Clinic for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

On Monday, November 4, our grantee The Achievable Foundation celebrated the Grand Opening of Achievable Clinic, a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary medical home for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.More than 100 supporters attended, including our own Lynne O’ Hara, Executive […]

Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office

By Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York TimesIn his 60s, overweight and in a wheelchair, the patient had been seeing doctors and nurses regularly for his diabetes. Only recently had they discovered a pressure sore after someone had finally, […]


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The UCSF 14th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference: a recap

UCSF’s 14th Annual Developmental Disabilities: Update for Medical Professionals took place this March 5-6 and it was one of the most inspiring ever, but first…Did you know that people with developmental […]

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with stories

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, and what better way to celebrate than to share stories of just how normal and joyful a day in the life with Down […]

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6 Ways the Special Hope Foundation is improving healthcare for people with disabilities

“Hello, this is Matthew calling,” said the phone message “I want to talk to my mother about something. Mom? Are you there? Mom?”Matthew, who has autism, is my son. He […]

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Respecting end-of-life decisions for people with disabilities

My mother was 71 the last time she was hospitalized for a serious illness that she would end her life. “Will you bring my CD player to the hospital so […]

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Developmental Disabilities 101 at UCSF’s Mini-Medical School

I sat in a child size chair and watched as my two-year old son, Matthew, dressed in his green Gymboree shorts and a blue striped polo shirt, stacked small multi-colored […]

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